Forward becomes the fifth FC Dallas player to earn a MoneyGram International call-up in 2016
FRISCO, Texas (Friday, Jan. 22) – FC Dallas forward Tesho Akindele was named to Canadian National Team head coach Benito Floro’s squad for a camp in Southern California beginning on Monday, Jan. 25.
The Southern California camp culminates with a friendly against the U.S. on Feb. 5 at StubHub Center.
Akindele, 23, followed up his 2014 MLS Rookie of the Year campaign with another five goals and one assist last season. He scored his second career playoff goal in Dallas’ 2-1 win against Sounders FC in the 2015 MLS Cup Playoffs on Nov. 8. Akindele also buried his penalty kick attempt in the shootout tiebreaker following two scoreless overtimes. In 32 league starts, Akindele has 12 goals and four assists.
About FC Dallas
A member of Major League Soccer since its inception in 1996, FC Dallas is owned and operated by FCD Holdings. The professional team plays from March to November at Toyota Stadium in Frisco, Texas. One of the first soccer-specific stadiums built in the United States, the venue plays host to Major League Soccer matches, concerts, international soccer matches and high school football. The 145-acre Toyota Soccer Center also includes 17 regulation-sized, tournament-grade soccer fields and is also home to the organization’s nationally-renowned youth development system.