Image: FC Dallas' Website (https://www.fcdallas.com/post/2021/02/22/photo-gallery-mtx-becomes-official-jersey-partner)
Four FC Dallas players have been named to the USA's preliminary roster for the 2020 Olympic Qualifying Tournament. Strikers Jesus Ferreira and Ricardo Pepi and midfielders Brandon Servania and Tanner Tessman were named to the roster today. (https://www.fcdallas.com/post/2021/02/23/five-fc-dallas-homegrowns-named-usmnt-preliminary-roster-olympic-qualifying)
Ferreira and Tessman recently played for the senior US Men's National Team in January in a 7-0 win in a friendly against Trinidad and Tobago. The friendly saw Tessman earn his first senior cap and Ferreira having a hand in 5 of the goals with 2 goals and 3 assists.
Brandon Servania currently has one cap with the senior USMNT. He played in a friendly against Costa Rica in early 2020, the US won 1-0, Servania did not have a goal or an assist. Currently, Servania is on loan with Austrian side, SKN St. Polten. He has not made an appearance for St. Polten yet.
Image: Jerome Miron- USA TODAY Sports
Ricardo Pepi has yet to make an appearance for the senior USMNT. He has played for the U-17 USMNT in the past. In 2020, he saw more minutes for Dallas, usually by coming off the bench to replace DP striker, Franco Jara. In 458 minutes of game time, he scored 2 goals and had a single assist.
Image: FC Dallas
The tournament is set to start in March. The US will begin by playing Costa Rica on March 18th in Guadalajara, Mexico. 10 days before the tournament, the US will narrow its roster down to 20 men.
By Melanie G. Isbell