Dallas Soccer: Nicolas Gianni
Last updated: 2/9/12
Senior Roster (18 to 20)
For now MLS rosters hold at up to 30 players. Players 1 to 20 are on the senior roster and have to fit in the salary cap. (MLS teams may carry only 18 players on this senior roster if they wish)
FCD has 8 international slots in 2010 with 8 currently filled.
|1||David Ferreira||32, Colombian F/M. (8/9/79) Got his green card.|
|2||Daniel Hernandez||New 5 year coach/player deal. 35, US M/D (7/23/76)|
|3||Jair Benitez||33, Colombian LB, (1/11/79). Green card.|
|4||Blas Pérez||(I1) Panamanian striker, turns 31 this year. (3-13-81)|
|5||Brek Shea||20, US Nats MF. (2/28/90).|
|6||Ugo Ihemelu||28, US D. (4/3/83)|
|7||Kevin Hartman||37, US GK. (5-25-1974)|
|8||Zach Loyd||24, US Nats M/D. (7-18-87)|
|9||Fabian Castillo||(I2) 19, Colombian striker. (6-01-92)|
|10||Ricardo Villar||(I3) 32, Brazilian, AM. (8-11-79) working on green card|
|11||Andrew Jacobson||26, US DM. (9-25-85)|
|12||Hernan Pertúz||(I4) 22, Columbian U23, D. (3-31-89)|
|13||Chris Seitz||24, US GK. (3-12-87)|
|14||Bobby Warshaw||23, US M/D. (11-21-88)|
|15||Carlos Rodriguez||(I5) 21 year old Panamian M/D from Tauro FC. (4-12-90)|
|16||Nicolás Gianni||(I6) a.k.a. Nicolas Cridani. 29, F/M. (3/9/82) starting for Ferreira.|
|17||Scott Sealy||T&T F. 30, Previously with KC and SJ. (6/4/81) green card.|
|18||Bruno Guarda||26, Brazil MF. (2/6/86). Green card|
|19||Daniel Cruz||(I7) 30, Colombian, M. Injured. (5-3-81) May be in roster trouble…|
|20||Jack Stewart||28 year old US D. (5-29-1983) He gets John’s spot for now.|
|--||George John||US CB. (3/20/87) Not currently on FCD roster, loan ends in March?|
|--||Rodolofo Espinoza||(I9) 30 year old Mexican M, Chivas USA 10-11. (6-14-81)|
|--||Kleyner Bejarano||(I10) a.k.a. Kleyner Bejarano Mena 22, Colombian D. (9/16/89)|
Players occupying roster spots 1-24 will earn at least $42,000 in 2011.
Off-Budget Roster (10)
Roster Spots 21 to 30. Generation adidas, developmental players, and home grown. Players 24 and under that don’t count on the salary cap. MLS teams can have a maximum of 10 off-budget players.
|21||Matt Hedges||UD D, ‘12 1st pick. (4-1-90) Senior roster?|
|22||Andrew Wiedeman||(Ga1) 22, US versatile. F/M/D. (8-22-89)|
|23||Bryan Leyva||(HG1) 20, Mexican U20 MF (2/9/92) green card.|
|24||Ruben Luna||(HG2, I8) 19, Mexican U20 striker. (2-10-92)|
|25||Victor Ulloa||(HG3) 19, US Midfielder. (3-4-92)|
|26||Moises Hernandez||(HG4) US D, former U20 (3-5-92)|
|27||Jonathan Top||(HG5) 19, US striker. (1-26-93)|
|28||Richard Sanchez||(HG6) 17, Mexican keeper US Citizen. (2-28-94)|
|29||Scott Gordon||23 year old US D, 3rd round pick in 2011. (4-6-88)|
|30||Christian Ibeagha||22, US U17 from OK (born Nigeria). (1-10-90)|
|--||Alex Lee||2012 pick, D from Maryland. Just arrived in camp.|
|--||Ian Kalis||2012 Supplemental Draft pick from SMU. Injured?|
Players occupying roster spots 25-30 will earn at least $32,600 in 2011.
Anyone connected, rumored, tried out, waived, training invited, or signed as a short term player.
|Marvin Chavez||Traded to San Jose.|
|Walter Hines||M, preseason trialist|
|Martin John||LB, preseason trialist|
|Joe Madigan||M, preseason trialist|
|Jackson||Brazilian M, on loan to Cruzeiro|
|Mykel Galindo||Waived in off season.|
|Edson Edward||Waived in off season.|
|Josh Lambo||Former Ga GK, waived in off season.|
Here’s the scoop on the two players:
Nicolas Andres Gianni
Home Country: Argentina
Last Club: Estudiantes de Merida (Venuezela)
Hyndman’s Take: “Nicolas, has a very, very rich soccer background. He’s played many, many years with a lot of different teams. Plays anywhere up front. He’s 29-years-old. Played with Argentina Juniors. In 2008, he played with Universidad Catolica out of Chile. Then he played with Argentina Juniors. Last year he played with Estudiantes in Venezuela. I think he’s a player that we’re excited to have him in here to look at him.”
Kleyner Bejarano Mena
Home Country: Colombia
Last Club: Cortulua (Colombian Second Division)
Hyndman’s Take: “He just flew in and he was feeling weak, so we pulled him out (of Friday’s morning practice). We didn’t see much of him. Mena’s a player that is coming out of Colombia. He’s playing on a second-division team not on a first-division team. There’s some reasons for that (not playing in the top division) but he’s a right-sided midfielder. He’s extremely quick, very athletic and also right fullback. He has the combination of going to both sides of the field. I think we need to find a good right-sided midfielder on our team. (Fabian) Castillo can do it (start on the right side) but Castillo could be our striker.”
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