Frisco, Texas (August 30, 2022) – From an open tryout to a first-team contract, Bernard Kamungo’s story continues to impress as FC Dallas has signed the North Texas SC forward through the 2025 season with club options for 2026 and 2027, the club announced today. Per team policy, additional terms of the deal will not be disclosed.
Kamungo, 20, was born in a refugee camp in Kasulu, Tanzania and moved to Abilene, Texas when he was 14 years old through the International Rescue Committee. He competed for Abilene High School’s varsity soccer team before his brother, Imani Kamungo, signed him up for a NTSC open tryout in January 2021. He was one of four players invited to participate in the NTSC’s preseason training camp and was signed his first professional contract on March 25, 2021.
Kamungo made his professional debut and scored his first professional goal in NTSC’s home opener on April 24, 2021. Since then, he’s scored 19 goals and four assists in 44 appearances for North Texas SC, including 13 goals and four assists in 2022. He is currently tied for third in the MLS NEXT Pro Golden Boot race. Kamungo is the 12th player in MLS NEXT Pro history to sign a long-term first team contract.
On May 24, 2022, Kamungo became a U.S. citizen after taking the Oath of Allegiance during the naturalization ceremony and shared the special moment with North Texas SC General Manager Matt Denny.
Name: Bernard Kamungo
DOB: Jan. 1, 2002 (20)
Birthplace: Kasulu, Kigoma, Tanzania
Hometown: Abilene, Texas
Nationality: United States
Languages: English, Swahili
Transaction: FC Dallas signs winger Bernard Kamungo to a four-year contract with club options for 2026 and 2027 seasons.