FC Dallas have signed academy defender Nolan Norris to a first-team homegrown contract.
Norris’ deal will preserve him on the Texas membership by the 2025 MLS season with additional choices on 2026 and 2027.
Alongside Tarik Scott, Norris is the second academy product to signal knowledgeable contract with Dallas this week alone. In whole, the membership have now signed 35 gamers to homegrown offers of their historical past, tying Actual Salt Lake’s MLS document.
“I am blessed. Since I joined the academy on the age of 12, that is one thing I’ve envisioned since that day,” Norris mentioned in a membership press launch. “And for this to come back true, it is only a testomony to the arduous work and all of the help my coaches, teammates and all people that is put into me. And the arduous work begins now. So I’m actually excited.”
At simply 17 years previous, Norris already has skilled expertise having performed 10 occasions for FC Dallas’ MLS NEXT Professional affiliate, North Texas SC, in 2022.
The left-back can also be capped seven occasions for the USA throughout varied youth ranges, scoring as soon as.
Norris will be part of a variety of different homegrown gamers on the FC Dallas roster, together with Jesus Ferreira, Paxton Pomykal, and Brandon Servania.
He’ll additionally hope to comply with within the footsteps of different notable FC Dallas youth merchandise which have gone on to get pleasure from success in Europe and with the USA Males’s Nationwide Workforce, together with Weston McKennie, Chris Richards, Ricardo Pepi, and Reggie Cannon.
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