Danny Garcia (soccer)

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Danny Garcia
Personal information
Full name Daniel Garcia
Date of birth (1993-10-14) October 14, 1993 (age 20)
Place of birth Dallas, Texas, United States
Height 1.65 m (5 ft 5 in)
Playing position Midfielder
Club information
Current team
FC Dallas
Number 26
Youth career
2009–2012 FC Dallas
2012 North Carolina Tar Heels
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2013– FC Dallas 3 (0)
National team
2010–2011 United States U18 4 (0)
2012–2013 United States U20 17 (3)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of May 13, 2014.

† Appearances (Goals).

‡ National team caps and goals correct as of May 4, 2014

Daniel "Danny" Garcia (born October 14, 1993) is an American soccer player who currently plays for FC Dallas in Major League Soccer.


Youth and College[edit]

Garcia began his career with the FC Dallas Academy. In 2012, he led Dallas to their first U17/U18 Development Academy title.[1]

On February 8, 2012, it was announced that Garcia was one of nine players who signed a letter of intent to play college soccer at the University of North Carolina.[2] In his freshman year, Garcia made 23 appearances and tallied four goals and six assists on his way to being named ACC Freshman of the Year.[3] It would turn out to be his only season with the Tar Heels.[4][5]


On June 18, 2013, Garcia signed a homegrown contract with MLS club FC Dallas, making him the 11th homegrown signing in club history.[4][5] However, he wasn't eligible for player for Dallas in MLS competition until the 2014 season. He made his professional debut on May 4, 2014 in a 1-0 defeat to New York Red Bulls.[6]


Garcia represented the United States in the under-18 and under-20 level, including the 2013 CONCACAF U-20 Championship and the 2013 FIFA U-20 World Cup.

See also[edit]


  1. ^ "FC Dallas Captures U-17/18 Development Academy Championship with Come From Behind 3-2 Victory against Vancouver Whitecaps FC". U.S. soccer. 22 July 2012. Retrieved 4 May 2014. 
  2. ^ "Tar Heels Sign Nine For 2012 Season". GoHeels.com. North Carolina Tar Heels. 8 February 2012. Retrieved 4 May 2014. 
  3. ^ "Garcia Earns ACC Freshman Of The Year". GoHeels.com. North Carolina Tar Heels. 8 November 2012. Retrieved 4 May 2014. 
  4. ^ a b "FC Dallas signs Homegrown midfielder Danny Garcia". FC Dallas. FC Dallas Media Services. 18 June 2013. Retrieved 4 May 2014. 
  5. ^ a b "Danny Garcia Signs With FC Dallas". GoHeels.com. North Carolina Tar Heels. 26 June 2013. Retrieved 4 May 2014. 
  6. ^ "FC Dallas 0, New York Red Bulls 1 | MLS Match Recap". MLSsoccer.com. Major League Soccer. 4 May 2014. Retrieved 4 May 2014. 

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