Pepi leads USL League One in goals
FRISCO – FC Dallas has acquired North Texas Soccer Club Ricardo Pepi on a short-term loan ahead of the Lamar Hunt U.S. Open Cup match against OKC Energy FC on Wednesday, the club announced today.
Pepi, 16, has scored seven goals in six matches for North Texas. He was the first player signed by North Texas SC on Dec. 6, 2018.
Pepi first joined to the FCD Academy in 2016 from the club’s youth affiliate in his native 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.
Eligible for both the U.S. and Mexico National Teams, he played in the 2019 Concacaf U-17 Championship and helped the U.S. reach the final before falling to Mexico in overtime.
Name: Ricardo Pepi
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DOB: Jan. 9, 2003 (16)
Birthplace: El Paso, TX
Hometown: El Paso, TX
Weight: 170 lbs.
Nationality: United States
Transaction: FC Dallas acquires forward Ricardo Pepi on a short-term loan.