Justin Che, 18, became the seventh academy product of FC Dallas who moved to Europe last year when he signed with Hoffenheim for the remainder of the 2021-22 season and the 2022-23 season, until in June 2023, with a purchase option.
FC Dallas has also extended Che’s contract until the 2025 season with a club option for the 2026 season.
Che appeared in 15 matches, including 12 starts, for FC Dallas during the 2021 season and registered three assists. He spent 2020 with North Texas SC and was named to the 2020 USL League One All-League First Team and was nominated for the league’s Young Player of the Year award.
He had a short-term loan with Bayern Munich II in 2021. chris richard, another FC Dallas product, starts for Hoffenheim on loan from Bayern Munich.
FC Dallas Academy products head to Europe: 2021:
1. Bryan Reynolds (27). Roma, Italy
2. *Thomas Robert (6), Austria Klagenfurt, Austria
3. Tanner Tessmann (26), Venice, Italy
4. **Dante Sealy (11), PSV, Netherlands
FC Dallas Academy products head to Europe: 2022:
5. jonathan gomez (0), Real Sociedad, Spain
(Via City of Louisville)
6. Ricardo Pepi (55), Augburg, Germany
seven. **Justin Che (15), Hoffenheim, Germany
*On loan until May 2022. **On loan until June 2023.
To note: In brackets, the number of MLS games played.