Per a report from ESPN, Bayern Munich will bring in FC Dallas midfielder Tanner Tessmann to train during the MLS offseason. The Bavarians have a formal partnership with FC Dallas and Tessmann would be the latest player to make the trip over for the German club to take a closer look:
Bayern Munich are set to bring FC Dallas midfielder Tanner Tessmann to the club to train during the MLS offseason, sources have told ESPN. If the defensive midfielder is included in either U.S. Soccer’s national team or U-23 camp later this month, he would travel to Germany shortly after. The length of his training stint would be impacted by the MLS schedule, which has yet to be announced.
Tessmann, of course, gained some notoriety in the United States because he had committed to play kicker at Clemson University before deciding to solely focus on his soccer career:
The Texas franchise and German giants Bayern have established a flourishing youth partnership over recent seasons, with 20-year-old U.S. defender Chris Richards making a loan move in 2018 before signing permanently a year later. While Tessmann is expected to return to Dallas for the upcoming MLS season, the possibility of joining Bayern, either on loan or permanently, at a later date remains.
Tessmann played 1001 minutes in 19 regular season games (nine starts) for FC Dallas where he registered one assist. Tessmann also appeared in two playoff games, with one start.
For anyone looking for additional information on Tessmann, our sister site Big D Soccer did an analysis of Tessmann’s debut last March.