FRISCO, Texas (Feb. 12, 2021) – FC Dallas and FC Bayern Munich today announced the loan of defender Justin Che to the German champions’ U-23 side following his two-week training experience with FC Bayern Munich in January 2021 as part of the clubs’ Elite Player Development partnership.
FC Dallas signed Che, 17, as its MLS-leading 30th Homegrown in club history on Oct. 2, 2020. He made his professional debut on July 25, 2020 with North Texas Soccer Club, FC Dallas’ USL League One affiliate, in the 2-1 season-opening win against Forward Madison FC. He started in all 16 matches for North Texas SC in 2020 and recorded one assist. Che was named to the 2020 USL League One All-League First Team and was nominated for the league’s Young Player of the Year award following his breakout season with North Texas SC.
Che joined the FC Dallas Academy in 2009 and scored 18 goals in 84 United States Soccer Development Academy appearances since 2016. Che is the seventh youngest player to sign with FC Dallas at 16 years and 319 days old, behind Bryan Reynolds, Dante Sealy, Jesús Ferreira, Ricardo Pepi, Alejandro Zendejas and Paxton Pomykal.
Che is the second FC Dallas Homegrown to join FC Bayern on loan since the Elite Player Development partnership was formed three years ago. Former FC Dallas Homegrown Chris Richards joined FC Bayern on loan in July 2018 before signing with the club in January 2019. He made his first team Bundesliga debut in June 2020 and is currently on loan to Hoffenheim.
Full Name: Justin Che
Connect with Justin: Instagram
DOB: November 18, 2003 (17)
Hometown: Frisco, Texas
Birthplace: Richardson, Texas
Nationality: United States
Transaction: FC Dallas loans Justin Che to FC Bayern Munich.