Major League Soccer

FC Dallas sign teenager Tarik Scott to homegrown contract

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FC Dallas are looking to develop another homegrown talent.
FC Dallas are looking to develop another homegrown talent. / Jerome Miron-USA TODAY Sports

FC Dallas have signed academy forward Tarik Scott to a homegrown contract through the 2025 MLS season, the club announced Tuesday.

The deal also sees Dallas hold options to extend the contract through 2026 and 2027.

Just 17 years old, Scott has moved into the first team setup having originally joined the Dallas youth system as a five-year-old back in 2011.

The forward turned professional last year with FC Dallas' MLS NEXT Pro affiliate, North Texas SC, going on to score two goals in six appearances.

Scott was a member of the 2022 Bayern World Squad last summer - an annual initiative that sees players from across the world train and develop under the guidance of the Bundesliga giants.

The teenager will join a number of other homegrown players on the FC Dallas roster, including Jesus Ferreira, Paxton Pomykal, and Brandon Servania.

Scott will hope to follow in the footsteps of other notable FC Dallas youth products that have gone on to enjoy success in Europe and with the United States Men's National Team, including Weston McKennie, Chris Richards, Ricardo Pepi, and Reggie Cannon.

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