Leyva, 18, will join FC Dallas vs. Galaxy

FRISCO, Texas -- Bryan Leyva, an 18-year-old homegrown talent for FC Dallas, will be on the game-day roster for the first time in his MLS career for Thursday's game against the Los Angeles Galaxy, the team announced Wednesday.

Last September, Leyva became the first player in FC Dallas history to earn a professional contract through the club's youth development system.

The Chihuahua, Mexico, native came to the United States in 2000 and played for Mexico's junior national team last October in the FIFA U-17 World Cup in Nigeria.

FC Dallas (2-1-5) takes a five-game unbeaten streak (two wins, three draws) into Thursday night's game against the first-place Galaxy (7-0-2) at Pizza Hut Park.