Bayern Munich should bring the midfielder of FC Dallas, Tanner Tessmann, to training in the MLS off-season, sources told ESPN.
19-year-old Tessmann had a good breakout year in MLS, starting nine games while developing his game at the senior level. If the defensive midfielder is on either the US national team or the U23 camp later this month, he would travel to Germany shortly thereafter. The duration of his training would be affected by the MLS schedule, which has yet to be announced.
– Bonagura: Tessmann preferred FC Dallas to Clemson football
The Texan franchise company and the German giants Bavaria have concluded a flourishing youth partnership in recent years. 20-year-old US defender Chris Richards took out a loan in 2018 before signing for good a year later.
Richards, a former teammate of Tessmann’s in Alabama’s Olympic development program, played eight games for Bayern’s first team and 34 for Bayern II’s reserve team.
While Tessmann is expected to return to Dallas for the upcoming MLS season, the option remains to either borrow or move permanently to Bayern at a later date.
Before Tessmann signed his first team deal with FC Dallas, he signed a letter of intent to play at Clemson University.
Information from ESPN’s Kyle Bonagura was used in this report.