FRISCO, Texas (Monday, May 23) – FC Dallas’ Kellyn Acosta, Carlos Gruezo and Maynor Figueroa have been called
in by their respective national teams for matches this week, the club announced today. Acosta (U.S.) and Gruezo (Ecuador) will face off directly in an international friendly at Toyota Stadium this Wednesday, May 25. The match is scheduled to kick off at 7 p.m. For ticket information visit www.FCDallas.com/stadium. While Acosta was not named to the 23-player roster that will compete in the 2016 Copa America Centenario, which begins on Friday, June 3, he did join the U.S. upon returning from FC Dallas’ match against New England this past weekend. Acosta picked up a pair of assists in Dallas’ 4-2 win over the Revolution.
Gruezo, named to Ecuador’s roster for the 2016 Copa America Centenario on May 18, also joined his national team upon returning from New England. The 21-year-old defensive midfielder has logged more than 1,000 minutes for FCD since joining the club this past offseason. Figueroa is joining Honduras, which will face Argentina in an international friendly this Friday, May 27, in Buenos Aires, Argentina. Figueroa has played in 13 of Dallas’ 14 matches this season. He currently leads the team in minutes played (1,170).
About FC Dallas
A member of Major League Soccer since its inception in 1996, FC Dallas is owned and operated by FCD Holdings. The professional team plays from March to November at Toyota Stadium in Frisco, Texas. One of the first soccer-specific stadiums built in the United States, the venue plays host to Major League Soccer matches, concerts, international soccer matches and high school football. The 145-acre Toyota Soccer Center also includes 17 regulation-sized, tournament-grade soccer fields and is also home to the organization’s nationally-renowned youth development system.
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