Dallas Texans Alumni:
José Burciaga Jr
José Burciaga Jr was born November 16, 1982 in Oak Cliff, Texas. Burciaga, a left back, starred for his team, the '82 the Dallas Texans Red, under coaches Hassan Nazari and Said Bagvardani as well as Duncanville High School where he was the 2000 District 7 soccer MVP and two-time All State. Burciaga was a mainstay in the United States youth national teams, making 37 appearances for the US U-20 team and 5 appearances for the US U-23's.
Instead of attending college, Burciaga opted to turn professional after finishing high school, signing a Project-40 contract with the MLS. He was selected 12th overall in the 2001 MLS SuperDraft by the Kansas City Wizards. Despite having to battle through numerous injuries, including a torn ACL, Burciaga played 8 years for the Wizards, making 37 appearances and scoring 3 goals. He was voted to the MLS Best XI in 2006.
Burciaga was traded by Kansas City Wizards to league rivals Colorado Rapids on January 16, 2008. He is now the owner/player of a new team planning to enter the National Premier Soccer League, the Dallas, Texas based Los Lobos FC.
Jose's Jersey can be found hanging in the rafters at the Texans clubhouse at Ross Stewart, where he also has a parking spot named in his honor.