19-Year-Old FC Dallas Phenom Tanner Tessmann Joins Serie A’s Venezia FC
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FC Dallas announced the transfer of midfielder Tanner Tessmann to Serie A side Venezia FC on Thursday.
The 19-year-old signed a homegrown deal with Dallas ahead of the 2020 MLS campaign and has appeared in 26 games (15 starts), including seven games (six starts) this season. He has taken 20 shots and tallied one assist.
"Ever since I came to the academy at 14 years old, FC Dallas was developing me, honing my skills and making me a better young man. I knew an opportunity like this would be possible and it was always in the back of my mind, only because FC Dallas was there," Tessmann said in a club statement. "I'm excited for this new experience. It's going to be a good journey. This is not a goodbye. It's an 'I'll see you soon.’”
We have reached a permanent transfer agreement with Serie A side Venezia FC for Homegrown Tanner Tessmann.Thank you for everything, Tank.
— FC Dallas (@FCDallas) July 15, 2021
Tessmann won the Golden Ball after leading FC Dallas to the U18/U19 Academy Championship in 2019.
Benvenuto, TannerU.S. international midfielder Tanner Tessmann (@frantanjam5) arrives from @FCDallas. pic.twitter.com/nLEOE8QxQf
— Venezia FC (@VeneziaFC_EN) July 15, 2021
The Birmingham, Alabama, native made his U.S. senior team debut in a 7-0 win against Trinidad and Tobago on Jan. 31, 2021.