FC Dallas Announce Signing of Schon Szabolcs

Image: Ajax.nl

FC Dallas has officially announced the signing of a new winger, Szabolcs Schon. (https://www.fcdallas.com/post/2021/04/07/fc-dallas-signs-hungarian-winger-szabolcs-sch-n)

The move was mentioned without naming the player on an interview with Dallas technical director Andre Zanotta that was done by the Dallas Soccer Show. There were questions around the fanbase after the interview on how Dallas would obtain an international spot for a new player, the recent sell of midfielder Thiago Santos opened the slot, allowing Dallas to sign Schon. (https://www.fcdallas.com/post/2021/04/01/fc-dallas-midfielder-thiago-santos-joins-gr-mio)

Schon will arrive in Dallas after his current contract with Hungarian club MTK Budapest. Budapest currently sits at 4th in the table in the Hungarian league. He has played in 22 games this season and has 8 goals, 4 assists, and 7 yellow cards according to Transfermarket. He does not have any second yellows or red cards so far and it is unknown if the yellow cards were for tackles or not. Transfer market also shows that he had coronavirus last November, which could possible reduce the amount of time he would need to quarantine when he arrives in the US. (https://www.transfermarkt.us/szabolcs-schon/profil/spieler/451281) Prior to his time with MTK Budapest, Schon played for Ajax II and was a member of Ajax's academy.

Schon is listed as primarily a left winger but can also play on the right. This will allow for competition with both Vargas and Obrian, Dallas' current wingers. It will also allow Luchi more flexibility when giving his wingers rest or if one should be unavailable due to injury or suspension.

Not much is known about his playing style so far. Going off a highlight video, which must be taken with a grain of salt however, Schon seems to be a good dribbler and can score from outside the box. Schon also appears to have good vision but again this is all from a highlight video which will not show his faults. The video can be found below:

Video: Jatekosfigyelo via YouTube

As a midseason signing, it will take Schon some time to adjust to MLS. He will probably show flashes of brilliance but he will most likely be more impactful next season after a full preseason with the club.

Image: FC Dallas

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