FRISCO — Major League Soccer dropped its 22 Under 22 List for 2019, and FC Dallas had four players named — the most of any team in the league. Three of them are in the list's top 10.
To make things even more impressive, all of them are Homegrown talents. Brandon Servania, Jesus Ferreira, Reggie Cannon and Paxton Pomykal were all included in this year's list after the quartet had standout 2019 campaigns. In addition to these four players, FCD's Edwin Cerrillo, John Nelson, Ricardo Pepi, Bryan Reynolds and Thomas Roberts were nominated but didn't make the final 22 names.
Servania started the FC Dallas trend on this year's list at No. 18 after a breakout second-half of his rookie season. Servania was also called up to the U-20 U.S. National Team for the World Cup in Poland over the summer where he started and played a key role in the Americans' run. He scored the first two goals of his career against Minnesota United FC, and he became a key cog in the midfield alongside a combination of Pomykal, Ferreira and Bryan Acosta.
Ferreira was the next FCD name to pop up on the list at No. 9 after a stellar season. The Homegrown won the team's 2019 Golden Boot after scoring eight goals while also assisting on six others. He was named the team Offensive Player of the Year by the fans as well.
Cannon was the second FC Dallas name in the top 10 of the 22 Under 22 List, which is just another accomplishment in what has been his best year to date. He remained reliable on the back line, became a regular starter for the U.S. Men's National Team and he became a leader for both club and country. This is the second-straight year Cannon has been named to the list.
Pomykal is the last and highest name on the FC Dallas 22 Under 22 totem pole after being named to the No. 3 spot. Pomykal emerged as one of the most important players on the roster after putting his creativity, versatility and talent on notice to the rest of the country. He made his first career appearance for the U.S. National Team this year, and he was the captain for the U-20's as well at the World Cup in the summer.
The amount of FC Dallas players on this year's 22 Under 22 List shows how promising 2020 is going to be for the club. The roster is filled with young talent and a mix of veteran leadership. FC Dallas is continuing to pave the way for developing young talent in MLS and abroad.