Christian Cappis signs with Hobro IK; debuts in cup clash

After turning in a Best XI performance for the FC Dallas Academy in the 2017-18 Development Academy season, Christian Cappis was ready to take the next step.

Having impressed FC Dallas not only with his play in the academy, but called up to train in first team sessions, the club showed interest in signing Cappis as a Homegrown player ahead of this summer’s DA playoffs.

The Houston Dynamo had other ideas, however.

According to media reports, MLS league rules intervened. Cappis, originally from Houston, helped lead Texans SC Houston to the U18 title in the summer of 2017. After that, he moved to FC Dallas for the 2017-18 season. Being from Houston, and in the Dynamo’s homegrown territory, and the club blocked FC Dallas from signing Cappis. This despite having not played or trained for the Dynamo Academy.

Fast forward to this month, and Cappis has found his home. Announced as a signing at Hobro IK in Denmark back on November 6.

“I would’ve loved to play in Dallas,” Cappis told topdrawersoccer.com earlier this month. “They were very, very good to me there, I was good friends with the first team players, I liked the first team staff and they liked me. The whole organization, I really enjoyed my time there. The way the league works, the way the rules work it was a situation where we knew I would become a professional it’s just a matter of where….It gave me an opportunity to come to Europe very quickly, and I’m at a top league that has a lot of exposure so it ended up working out really well for me.”

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