- Position Midfielder
- Number 10
- Date of Birth Dec 17 1999
- Hometown Highland Village, TX
- Height 5' 7"
- Club FC Dallas
Player Bio - Paxton Pomykal
U.S. National Teams: A dynamo in the midfield and on the wing, one of two players to appear in all eight matches for the USA at World Cup qualifying as it claimed its second-straight confederation title … Set up both goals in the tournament final against Mexico … Added three goals of his own and another two assists during the tournament, scoring in the team’s first three games … Made his U-20 debut in May 2018 at Honduras … Played up with the U-19 MNT in 2016 … Appeared with the U-18 MNT throughout 2016 and 2017 … Helped the U-18s to the 2016 Vaclav Jezek tournament title, scoring against Russia in the semifinal and netting the USA’s opening goal in the final against the Czech Republic … Earned his first Youth National Team call-up with the U-18 MNT in March 2016.
Professional: Signed with FC Dallas as a Homegrown Player on Sept. 8, 2016 … Enjoying a breakout campaign this year, earning MLS Team of the Week honors three times in the first five weeks of the season … Scored his first MLS goals on March 31, 2019 in a 4-2 win over Real Salt Lake … Has logged 689 minutes for Dallas this season, appearing in nine matches … Appeared in 12 matches for Dallas in 2017 and 2018 … Named to the MLS Homegrown Game in 2017 and 2018 … Made his professional debut on March 1, 2017 in a Concacaf Champions League match against Panamanian club Arabe Unido.
Youth/Club: Joined FC Dallas in the U.S. Soccer Development Academy at the U-15 level … Took home the 2015 and 2016 U-15/16 Academy Championships with Dallas … Also figured for FC Dallas’ 2016 U-17/18 Academy Championship team … Played alongside U-20 MNT teammate Brandon Servania during the team’s 2016 U-15/16 trophy run … Earned Central Conference U-15/16 Best XI honors in 2016 … Prior to joining FC Dallas, played with Dallas Texans from U-11 to U-14 … Started playing soccer at age four.
Personal: Full name is Paxton Jones Pomykal … Has two brothers, Pierce and Porter … Loves playing video games, swimming at the lake and reading comics … Proud owner of two beagles named Livi and Adi … Favorite soccer player is Thierry Henry … Lists LeBron James as his biggest athletic inspiration … Greatest soccer moment thus far was signing his first pro contract with FC Dallas … Favorite movie is Avengers: Endgame, favorite TV show is Game of Thrones … Loves listening to James Bay … Favorite food is buffalo wings … Describes himself on the field as “hard-working, passionate and gritty” … Describes himself off the field as “happy, funny and friendly.”