FC Dallas walks off due to racist language

by J.R. Eskilson
September 28, 2021
FC Dallas walks off due to racist language

According to a report from Buzz Carrick at 3rddegree.net, FC Dallas U15 (2007) walked off the field on Friday (September 24) following the alleged use of racist language by a Colorado Rapids academy player during an MLS Next game. Neither academy nor MLS Next has commented on the report at this point. 

FC Dallas’ U14 (2008) also walked off the field during their game against the Rapids in support of the U15 squad. Carrick does not state when in the game the players walked off the field. 

FC Dallas Academy coach Alex Aldaz told his team to walk off the field after previous racist incidents during last season. 

MLS Next officials stated there is an ongoing investigation in regards to a similar incident from last season between FC Dallas and Real Colorado. Carrick also reports there was a similar incident between San Jose Earthquakes and FC Dallas in the MLS Next playoffs last season in the 2006 age group. 

 

MLS Next announced in March a series of initiatives to combat racism, hate, and discrimination. The league’s ability to handle these incidents needs to be under scrutiny considering the lack of action so far.