FC Dallas’s moves are moving faster and faster here as pre-season week one ends. Today, the club has loaned local defender Justin Che to TSG 1899 Hoffenheim in the Bundesliga for the remainder of the 2022 season until June 2023 with an option to buy.
FC Dallas also extended Che’s contract until the 2025 season with the club’s option for the 2026 season. This is a similar move the club made with Dante Seely before loaning him to Dutch club PSV Eindhoven.
Che returns to Germany for the second time after a short-term loan with FC Bayern Munich II in 2021. Che was the second homegrown FC Dallas club behind Chris Richards to join FC Bayern on loan since the Elite Player Development Partnership was formed in 2018. Richards He is currently on loan from Bayern Munich at 1899 Hoffenheim.
The 18-year-old holds a German passport, which helped speed up the transition. He appeared in 15 games, including 12 games, for FC Dallas during the 2021 season and scored three assists.
Che got two calls from the US men’s national camp call-up in 2021, but he has yet to make his debut. He was also called up to the men’s national under-20 team for the inaugural Revelations Cup in November 2021, where he started and played the full 90 minutes in all three matches against Brazil, Colombia and Mexico.
What do you think of this move for Che and FC Dallas?