FC Dallas signed forward Ricardo Pepi as its 26th Homegrown on June 21, 2019.
Pepi became North Texas Soccer Club’s first signing in team history on December 6, 2018… He made his pro debut on March 31, 2019 against the Chattanooga Red Wolves where he scored his first three professional goals... Pepi went on to appear six times for North Texas SC and score seven total times for the USL League One affiliate…
2019: Pepi earned a short-term loan with FC Dallas’ first team for both of FCD’s Lamar Hunt U.S. Open Cup matches… Pepi made his official debut for FC Dallas and recorded his first FC Dallas assist on June 12, 2019 in a 4-0 win over OKC Energy FC… Two appearances off the bench for FC Dallas in MLS for a total of 18 minutes…Pepi made his MLS debut coming off the bench on June 22, 2019 against Toronto FC.
Born to Mexican parents, Pepi has the ability to represent both Mexico and the United States as a youth international. Pepi was called up to represent the U.S. in the 2018 Nike International Friendlies, playing five time and scoring once. He scored his first
international goal, a game winner against Turkey, on December 1, 2018. He was also a part of the U.S. U-17 team that finished runners-up in the 2019 Concacaf U-17 Championship, playing in six matches and scoring three times.
Pepi signed with the FC Dallas Academy in 2016, coming from the club’s youth affiliate in El Paso... During the 2016-17 Academy season, he appeared in 15 games and scored 18 goals for U-13 Academy team and scored 12 goals in 13 appearances for the U-14 Academy… For the 2017-2018 season, Pepi moved up to the U-16s, where he appeared in 14 games and scored five goals… Pepi scored 19 goals in eight games for the U-17 side in 2018…