FC Dallas has signed their second round draft selection, Walker Hume to a Major League Soccer (MLS) contract on Tuesday. Hume joins FC Dallas after being drafted in the second round, 37th overall.
The signing comes after Hume impressed in FC Dallas’ pre-season trip to Argentina last week, where he played 195 minutes. His most significant contribution to the team came in the match against River Plate Reserves on February 12th where he scored the match winner.
Hume will be a signing that will please FC Dallas fans, being a local player, originally from the Dallas-Fort Worth area. Hume is a great advert for NCAA Division II soccer having started his collegiate career at Rollins College, scoring 12 goals and providing four assists. That saw him move to North Carolina where he scored eight goals and provided six assists.
After missing the 2015 season, Hume took a redshirt and played his senior season in 2016 playing his part in North Carolina’s loss to Stanford at the national championship semi-finals. Hume is listed as a defender but often played a holding midfielder role while at North Carolina, and could well do the same in Frisco.
Hume is the second member of his family to play professional sport in Dallas, with his maternal grandfather, Tom Franckhauser being a member of the inaugural Dallas Cowboys. He also already has a league championship under his belt, having been one of the younger members to win the Premier Development League title with Austin Aztex in 2013.