July 2021.

VENEZIA FC SIGN MIDFIELDER, TANNER TESSMANN

US Youth National Team and FC Dallas Homegrown Signs Four Year Deal with Serie A Club

Charlotte, N.C. (July 15, 2021) – Venezia FC, announced today the signing of Tanner Tessmann, FC Dallas homegrown and US youth national team player, to a four year deal. The transaction is a record buy for Venezia FC and the biggest sale from Major League Soccer during the this summer window.

“I have always focused on reaching the goals I set for myself, and playing at the highest levels in Europe is one of the biggest on my list,” said Tessmann. “Serie A is a legendary place to play and I can’t wait to get started. I want to thank everyone who has helped me to get here; the team at FC Dallas, my agent and most of all, my family.”

Only 19, Tessmann burst onto the scene in 2020 when he signed a Homegrown deal with FC Dallas only days before the start of what would become a rocky season due to COVID-19. But, even with the uncertainty brought on by the virus, Tessmann showed his quality in the 21 games he played in his rookie season, one of those being a start in a playoff game.

“Tanner is not only a gifted player, but an amazing person,” said Mike Gartlan, Tessmann’s agent and co-owner of PROSPORT Management. “His leadership skills and persona in the locker room make him someone any team would want on their roster. He’s ready for his biggest challenge yet, and I’m really looking forward to seeing him grow and excel in one of the best leagues in the world.”

Initially planning on attending Clemson University after high school to play soccer and kick for the football team, Tessmann took the opportunity to start his professional soccer career when it was offered. A few days later he was on the pitch and hasn’t looked back. 

Originally from Birmingham, Ala., Tessmann moved to Dallas at the age of 16 to join the FC Dallas academy. While there he tallied 25 goals in 67 matches and had 55 starts. He helped lead the U18/19 team to the academy championship in the 2018-2019 season and won the Golden Ball for his efforts.  

Off the pitch, Tessmann is co-host of ChumChat, a podcast with the motto, Success Defined. 

For more details, contact Katie Bratland @kb@prosportmanagement.com or +1 612 270 1455.