Homegrown player becomes first to sign a contract with USL affiliate Oklahoma City Energy FC
FRISCO – FC Dallas has signed its current Under-18 academy goalkeeper, Carlos Avilez, to a USL contract per its agreement with Oklahoma City Energy FC, FC Dallas announced today.
Avilez is the 19th FC Dallas Academy product to sign a professional contract through FC Dallas but the first to utilize this path through the club’s USL affiliate.
The goalkeeper joined the FC Dallas Academy in the summer of 2012. He was the starting goalkeeper for the 2016 U-16 U.S. Soccer Development Academy Champions. Avilez traveled with the FC Dallas first team during its preseason trip to Argentina. He saw time in two matches, a 1-0 loss to Lanus and a 2-1 victory against River Plate Reserves.
Name: Carlos Avilez
DOB: Jan. 9, 1999 (18)
Birthplace: Dallas, Texas
Hometown: Dallas, Texas
Transaction: FC Dallas signs goalkeeper Carlos Avilez to a USL contract.