Updated: Dec 25, 2021
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FC Dallas announced their changes on the current roster today. Out of the thirty-one on the roster, they will retain twenty-three players. The remaining seven players did not have their contract options picked up. Dallas' 3rd string goalkeeper, Kyle Zobeck, was on the last year of his contract ended with no options for the club to pick up, making him the eighth to leave. (https://www.fcdallas.com/news/fc-dallas-announces-roster-decisions-for-2022-season)
Bryan Acosta, Bressan, Caiser Gomes, Phelipe Megiolaro, Johnny Nelson, Andres Ricaurte, Freddy Vargas, and Kyle Zobeck.
Phelipe, Ricaurte, Vargas, and Gomes were on loan with Dallas. Zobeck is out of contract, while Bressan was on a one year guaranteed contract with club options for 2022 and 2023. (https://www.mlssoccer.com/news/fc-dallas-re-sign-bressan-phelipe-megiolaro-ahead-2021-mls-season). Nelson was signed by Dallas in the 2019 MLS Super Draft, due to an injury, he was unavailable for most of the 2021 season. (https://www.fcdallas.com/news/fc-dallas-defender-johnny-nelson-undergoes-successful-surgery)
Six players had their options picked up: Edwin Cerrillo, Ryan Hollingshead, Eddie Munjoma, Brandon Servania, Nkosi Tafari, and Ema Twumasi. The remaining players are still under contract: Justin Che, Kalil ElMedkhar, Jesus Ferreira, Matt Hedges, Nicky Hernandez, Franco Jara, Jose Martinez, Jimmy Maurer, Jader Obrian, Ricardo Pepi, Paxton Pomykal, Facundo Quignon, Beni Redzic, Szabolcs Schon, and Collin Smith.
Thomas Roberts and Dante Sealy are under contract as well but they are currently in Europe on loan. Roberts is set to return in May, while Sealy will remain overseas for at least two years. Sealy's loan includes an option for PSV Eindhoven to keep him permanently should he impress them. Dallas did not disclose if Roberts' loan had a purchase option.
Dallas is set to have a busy offseason. They have not officially announced a new head coach yet, and with the roster decisions today, they are now thin at goalkeeper and will need to bring in reinforcements for other positions as well, left wing being the other role that's thin.