FC Dallas Sign Superdraft Pick Tsiki Ntsabeleng


02/11/2022


FC Dallas announced the signing of 2022 MLS Superdraft pick Tsiki Ntsabeleng. He was picked in the 1st round with the 28th overall pick. He'll be on a one year contract with club options for 2023, 2024, and 2025. He'll be occupying the 9th international spot, leaving Dallas with one open international spot. (https://www.fcdallas.com/news/fc-dallas-signs-2022-mls-superdraft-no-28-overall-pick-tsiki-ntsabeleng)


For the list of who occupies an international spot: ( https://3rddegree.net/fc-dallas-trades-for-an-international-roster-spot)


Tsiki has earned the praise of head coach Nico Estevez, who described him as, "a very dynamic type of player. Really good energy. He plays with good tempo and then his ability to be balanced with the ball while dribbling makes him a special player. And that’s what we saw before the draft. And this is what we're seeing so far in preseason. I think he's progressing in the right way. And he has earned his spot with us.” (https://www.fcdallas.com/news/johannesburg-to-dallas-how-tsiki-ntsabeleng-forged-pro-career-despite-naysayers)


Tsiki is an attacking player, listed as a forward in FC Dallas' report. During his time with Oregon State, he scored 6 goals and recorded 10 assists. (https://osubeavers.com/sports/mens-soccer/roster/tsiki-ntsabeleng/8952)


He'll most likely split his time between FC Dallas and North Texas Soccer Club.


By Toros95