FC Dallas has signed Academy forward Dante Sealy as the league-leading 25th Homegrown Player, the club announced today. Sealy, who will go on loan to USL League One affiliate North Texas Soccer Club, is eligible to be added to the first team roster at any point in the future.
Sealy, 15 years and 315 days old, becomes the second youngest player to ever sign with FC Dallas behind Bryan Reynolds, who was 15 years and 147 days old when he joined FC Dallas on Nov. 22, 2016.
The son of former FC Dallas forward and Trinidad and Tobago international Scott Sealy, Dante joined the FC Dallas Academy at the age of eight when his father signed with FC Dallas in March 2012. Sealy grew up through the Academy and has scored 51 goals in 55 U.S. Soccer Development Academy appearances since 2015.
Sealy has been called up to represent the U.S. Youth National Team at different levels, including the U-17 National Team in 2017 and most recently attending a U-16 National Team camp in September 2018. Sealy was also part of the U-16 USYNT that finished third at Torneo delle Nazioni in Italy in April 2018. The 15-year-old holds dual eligibility for both the U.S. and Trinidad and Tobago federations.
The FC Dallas Academy has now produced 33 professional players signed by the FC Dallas organization.
Name: Dante Sealy
Date of Birth: April 17, 2003 (15)
Hometown: Frisco, TX
Birthplace: Brooklyn, NY
Transaction: FC Dallas signs forward Dante Sealy to a Homegrown Player contract.