FC Dallas Swaps Ryan Hollingshead for Marco Farfan in Trade with L.A FC



02/10/2022


FC Dallas announced the departure of fan-favorite and longtime leftback Ryan Hollingshead. They've acquired leftback Marco Farfan from L.A FC in exchange for Hollingshead in what appears to be a straight swap. (https://www.fcdallas.com/news/fc-dallas-acquires-marco-farfan-from-lafc-in-exchange-for-ryan-hollingshead)


After Matt Hedges, Hollingshead was the longest tenured player with the club, having been drafted in 2013 and officially signed in 2014 in the beginning of the Oscar Pareja era. In the span of eight years, Hollingshead made 193 appearances for the Toros with 149 being starts. (https://www.mlssoccer.com/players/ryan-hollingshead/stats/)


Hollingshead was best known as an attacking fullback. He scored 18 goals and recorded 15 assists. In 2019 he became the starting leftback under head coach Luchi Gonzalez.


Newcomer Farfan arrives already familiar with head coach Nico Estevez and players Paul Arriola and Jesus Ferreira through the senior USMNT and U-23 USMNT respectively. He was part of Jason Kreis' training camp for the Olympic Qualifiers which also included former FC Dallas players Tanner Tessman and Ricardo Pepi. (https://www.lafc.com/news/lafc-defender-marco-farfan-called-u-23-usmnt-training-camp-ahead-concacaf-men-s)


By Toros95