• Position Defender
  • Number 4
  • Date of Birth May 06 2002
  • Hometown Frisco, TX
  • Height 6' 3"
  • Club FC Dallas

Player Bio - Nicolas Carrera

National Team: Joined the USA for the first time in July 2019 and will serve as an important part of the U.S. defense in Brazil … Made his debut for the U-17 MNT at September’s 2019 4 Nations Tournament in the Netherlands, starting in a last-minute victory against Mexico … Received his U.S. citizenship in summer 2019 … Prior to joining the U.S. National Team set-up, played with the Mexico National Team at a summer 2019 international tournament in Niigata, Japan, helping El Tri win the tournament … Earned his call-ups to the Mexico and U.S. National Teams over a span of two days.

Professional: Made his pro debut for North Texas SC in USL League One on June 12, 2019 vs. Toronto FC II.

Youth: Plays with FC Dallas in the U.S. Soccer Development Academy … Joined the FC Dallas Academy set-up at the U-15 level … Helped the 2018 U-16/17 squad earn the No. 1 seed in the postseason … Previously spent time at Liga MX’s Pachuca FC academy from U-14 to U-15 … Won a league championship with Pachuca in 2017 … Earned his spot with Pachuca as a finalist at Alianza de Futbol 2016 … First stint at FC Dallas came at the U-12 through U-14 age groups, not in the Development Academy … Played U-9 through U-12 with the Minnesota Thunder Academy … Won the Minnesota state championship in 2011 … Spent U-6 through U-9 at GLSA in the Chicago suburbs … Kicked off his youth career with Pachuca from U-5 through U-6 … Started playing soccer at age four.

Personal: Full name is Juan Nicolas Carrera Zarzar … Also played basketball and baseball, ran cross country and track growing up … Parents are industrial engineers, dad works for DOVER corporation … Named after his grandfathers, the first-born in his family, it’s a tradition for the Carreras to honor the grandfathers by naming the first grandson after them … Enjoys playing FIFA, hanging out with friends, watching movies, going to FC Dallas games and cooking out with his family … All of his siblings play in the Development Academy … Proud owner of two dogs, a schnauzer and a Neapolitan mastiff … Moved to the USA in 2008 … Describes himself on the field as “passionate, fearless leader” … Describes himself off the field as “energetic, humble, outgoing” … Favorite soccer player is Rafa Marquez … Lists Franz Beckenbauer as his biggest athletic inspiration … His greatest soccer moment thus far is getting call-ups to the U.S. and Mexican National Teams in the span of two days … Favorite movie is Forrest Gump, favorite TV show is The Get Down … Loves listening to Bad Bunny … Enjoys tacos.