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FC Dallas has announced that homegrown defender Justin Che will join Bundesliga club TSG 1899 Hoffenheim. Hoffenheim will have an option to buy Che after the loan. The loan is set to last until June of 2023. Che also earned an extension on his contract until 2025, with a club option for 2026. (https://www.fcdallas.com/news/fc-dallas-loans-homegrown-justin-che-to-tsg-1899-hoffenheim)
Che's departure has been one of the worst kept secrets during this transfer window. Back in mid January, Che uploaded a photo to his Instagram.
Hoffenheim has another player with ties to Dallas on loan with them. Defender Chris Richards, who signed with Bayern Munich in 2019, despite having no appearances for Dallas. (https://fcbayern.com/us/news/2019/01/fc-bayern-signs-american-center-back-chris-richards-fc-dallas)