The moves for FC Dallas are going faster and faster here as the pre-season wraps up the first week. Today the club loaned home 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 have also extended Che’s contract until the 2025 season with a club option for the 2026 season. It’s a similar move the club made with Dante Sealy 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 FC Dallas Homegrown behind Chris Richards to join FC Bayern on loan since forming the Elite Player Development partnership in 2018. Richards is currently on loan from Bayern Munich at 1899 Hoffenheim.
The 18-year-old holds a German passport which helped speed up the move. He played 15 games, including 12 starts, for FC Dallas in the 2021 season and recorded three assists.
Che has earned two calls to the U.S. Men’s National Team camp in 2021 but has yet to make his senior debut. He was also called up to the U-20 men’s national team for the inaugural Revelations Cup in November 2021, where he started and played the full 90 minutes in all three games against Brazil, Colombia and Mexico.
What do you think of this decision by Che and FC Dallas?