Bayern Munich are expected to bring FC Dallas midfielder Tanner Tessmann to the club for training during the MLS offseason, sources have told ESPN.
Tessmann, 19, has had a great year in MLS, starting nine games while developing his game at the senior level. If the defensive midfielder is included in the US Soccer national team or the U23 camp later this month, he will travel to Germany shortly thereafter. The length of his training stay would be affected by the MLS schedule, which has yet to be announced.
– Bonagura: Tessmann chose FC Dallas over Clemson football
The Texan franchise and German giants Bayern have established a thriving youth partnership in recent seasons, with 20-year-old American defender Chris Richards making a loan in 2018 before signing for good a year later.
Richards, a former Tessmann teammate in the state’s Olympic development program from Alabama, went on to make eight appearances for Bayern’s first team and 34 for their reserve team Bayern II.
While Tessmann is set to return to Dallas for the next MLS season, the possibility of joining Bayern, on loan or permanently, at a later date remains.
Before signing his first team contract with FC Dallas, Tessmann signed a letter of intent to play the kicker at Clemson University.
Information from ESPN’s Kyle Bonagura was used in this report.