Ricardo Pepi is a teenage striker who is currently signed to the Major League Soccer club FC Dallas. Further, the rising American footballer has already made his international debut for the United State national football team.
El Paso, Texas native, Ricardo Pepi was born on 9th January 2003, under the star sign Capricorn. He has Mexican ancestry through his family who was from Mexico. He holds an American nationality.
Currently signed to FC Dallas, Ricardo Pepi makes $108,000 annum. He earned $113,000 and $102,000 in 2019 and 2020 season respectively. His current market value is €2.50 million.
Ricardo Pepi is a rising name in football who is promptly capturing the attention of big leagues and sponsorship.
As of 2021, his net worth is $1 million.
Ricardo Pepi is yet to come out with his affair or girlfriend to the public. He has dropped no hint about his love life. Active on Instagram with 37.1k followers all of his posts are about football. Since there is no confirmation, Ricardo Pepi is believed to be single.
On 8th December 2018, Pepi signed his first professional contract with North Texas SC, the new affiliate club for FC Dallas' in USL League One. He made his debut on 30th March 2019 in North Texas SC's first-ever match, where he scored a hat-trick in a 3–2 victory over the Chattanooga Red Wolves.
About his outstanding performance in the game, head coach Eric Quill stated: "I'd like to say that it shocks me, but it doesn't shock me. He's been in unbelievable form in the preseason. Every game, he's growing. He's got such a hunger to score goals, that is rare. He can finish in any way."
On 11th June 2019, Pepi signed to North Texas SC parent club FC Dallas on a short-term loan ahead of their U.S. Open Cup match against OKC Energy. The next day, he made his debut for FC Dallas against OKC Energy, starting in the 4–0 victory at Toyota Stadium.
On June 21, 2019, Pepi was signed by FC Dallas to a homegrown player deal, becoming the club's fourth youngest academy signing at 16 years and 163 days old. The next day, on June 22, Pepi made his Major League Soccer debut, coming on as an 84th-minute substitute in a 3–0 home victory over Toronto FC. In his first season with FC Dallas, he played nine games and 0 goals.
His first professional goal for the team came on 7th March 2020, in a 2–2 draw against the Montreal Impact.
On April 17, Pepi made his first appearance of the 2021 season against the Colorado Rapids, coming on as an 81st-minute substitute in the 0–0 draw.
Born in the United State to Mexican ancestry parents, Pepi is eligible to play for the United States and Mexico. for the CONCACAF U-17 Championship, he was named for the under-17 squad on 22nd April 2019.
His first goal for the U-17 national team, came on May 12 against Panama, followed by a brace against Canada to help the United States advance to the final.
In October 2019, Pepi was called for the under-17 squad, this time for the FIFA U-17 World Cup.
On September 8, 2021, Pepi made his international debut for the United States and scored the winning goal in a 4–1 away win over Honduras.
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