North Texas SC

North Texas SC Signs Free Agent Nick Mendonca


FRISCO, Texas (March 7, 2024) – North Texas SC has announced the signing of midfielder Nick Mendonca to a one-year contract with a club option for 2025.

Mendonca, 23, joins North Texas SC as a free agent. He last featured for MLS NEXT Pro side, MNUFC2. Mendonca registered 23 appearances, 1,856 minutes played and three assists during the 2022 season for MNUFC2.

“Nick is a versatile, hardworking player that brings us flexibility within our roster,” said North Texas SC Head Coach John Gall. “He has come in and proved his worth with his dedication and mentality. He’s highly competitive and brings MLS NEXT Pro experience to the group, while adding stability to our structure.”

The Miami, Florida native started his soccer career in the US before moving to Brazil and joining Flamengo’s U-14 Academy. Two years later he joined Vasco da Gama’s U-20 Academy which he played at for a year-and-a-half. Mendonca returned to Miami to play with USL League Two’s FC Miami City in 2021 before signing with MNUFC2.

Mendonca has represented the U.S. at the youth level, earning two call-ups to the U-15 and U-16 national teams.

North Texas SC will open its 2024 MLS NEXT Pro campaign at Choctaw Stadium against Whitecaps FC 2 on Friday, March 15 at 7:30PM CT. Tickets for the home opener can be purchased here.

With the addition of Mendonca, North Texas SC now has 14 players under contract ahead of the 2024 MLS NEXT Pro season:

Goalkeepers (2): Michael Collodi, Victor Darub
Defenders (2):Malachi Molina, Tyshawn Rose
Midfielders (7): Diego García, Dylan Lacy, Nick Mendonca, Leonardo Orejarena, Pedrinho, Carl Sainté, Abdoul Zanne
Forwards (3):Leonard Londe, Diego Pepi, Lautaro Taboada

Full Name:
Nick Mendonca
Pronunciation: men-don-KAH
Connect with Nick: Instagram
Position: Midfielder
Date of Birth: February 11, 2001 (23)
Hometown: Miami, Florida
Nationality: American and Brazilian
Height: 5’11”
Weight: 155 lbs.
Last Club: MNUFC2
Transaction: North Texas SC signs free agent Nick Mendonca to an MLS NEXT Pro professional contract for the 2024 season with club option for 2025.