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MLSSoccer.com: How FC Dallas Became Home to the Best Academy in the Unites States

MLSSoccer.com's Scott Sidway takes an in-depth look at the FC Dallas Academy system and top-down philosophy under head coach Oscar Pareja

Every morning he pulls into work at the Toyota Stadium soccer complex in Frisco, Oscar Pareja follows the same routine.

The former FC Dallas player and current first team head coach always makes a first stop at the soccer fields where the academy players train to say hello to all the players.

Among the familiar faces are Dante Sealy – the U-14 forward and son of former FCD forward Scott Sealy – and Jesus Ferreira, son of FC Dallas great and former MLS MVP David Ferreira. There’s Brandon Terwege, who’s trying to become the first-ever player to win his third national championship and US youth national teamer Brandon Servania.

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