Jesus
Ferreira

  • Position Forward
  • Date of Birth Dec 24 2000
  • Hometown Santa Marta, Colombia
  • Height 5′ 8″
  • Club FC Dallas

 

 

The son of former FC Dallas star and 2010 MLS MVP David Ferreira, Jesús arrived in USMNT camp less than a month after receiving his U.S. citizenship, and has previously participated in camps with the U-20 and U-23 MNTs.

Thanks to his father’s memorable years with the club, the Colombian-born striker played in the FCD Academy where he helped the U-16 side win the 2015-16 U.S. Soccer Development Academy National Championship. Signed to a Homegrown later that year, then 16-year-old Ferreira became not only the youngest player to appear, but also to score a goal for the club in a 6-2 win against Real Salt Lake on June 3, 2017.

After two seasons biding his time with the first team, Ferreira punched his ticket to USMNT camp after a breakout campaign in which he recorded eight goals and six assists across 33 regular season matches. As a naturalized citizen whose parents do not hold U.S. citizenship, Ferreira would still need to go through the process of meeting the additional FIFA requirements of representing the United States in international competition.