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Jonathan Top signed to youth contract by FC Dallas

Published 1/12/2011 10:18:23 PM by staff from dallas

FC Dallas has signed academy forward Jonathan Top to a professional contract, the club announced today. Top is the fifth Home Grown Player signed by FC Dallas, the most of any Major League Soccer team. Per Major League Soccer and club policy, terms of the deal will not be disclosed.

Top, who turns 18 later this month, was the leading scorer for the FC Dallas U18 Development Academy team this season. Playing alongside previous FC Dallas Home Grown signees Ruben Luna, Moises Hernandez, Victor Ulloa and Bryan Leyva, Jonathan Top found the back of the net eight times in 10 matches this season. He opened the season by scoring two goals in a 3-0 win over Texans SC on Sept. 11. Top’s scoring streak lasted four games and included wins over the Texas Rush, Lonestar SC and the Houston Dynamo Academy. The team posted an 11-1-3 record in all competitions during the second half of 2010. FC Dallas’ U18’s currently lead the US Soccer Development Academy’s Central Conference with a record of 5-1-2.

“This is more great news for the FC Dallas Academy program,” FC Dallas’ Director of Player Development Oscar Pareja said. “We are very happy for Jonathan and his family. He has put forth the sacrifice and effort needed to make his dream come true. We wish him all the best in his career. The FC Dallas Academy program will continue to prepare more Home Grown Players for the future of FC Dallas.”

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