Nelson shines in first MLS appearance with FC Dallas
Published: Sunday, February 3, 2013
Updated: Sunday, February 3, 2013 16:02
It didn’t take long for FC Dallas’ supplemental pick and former SMU midfielder TJ Nelson to make a lasting impression on his new club.
With a few seconds remaining in a hard fought scrimmage against the University of Memphis, Nelson found an opening after taking a long cross from teammate Michel and put the ball in the back of the net for a 2-1 FC Dallas victory.
The ex-Mustang captain was subbed in late in the match for Dallas’ former MLS MVP David Ferreria, but obviously felt no pressure with his new squad who, up to that point, had not put on the best of performances.
After waiting through four rounds, Nelson was selected with 64th overall for FC Dallas in the supplemental draft and looks to join the squad by earning a contract.
Nelson helped SMU to lead the conference in goals against with six, and was named a second-team All Conference-USA member his senior season.