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“We're extremely happy to announce that we're signing Kyle Zobeck to a contract with FC Dallas,” said head coach Schellas Hyndman. “He was a player who we followed at Valparaiso and we were fortunate that he was still available in the supplemental draft. We brought him in and we've been really pleased with his progress, his abilities and also his character. I think he will be a good keeper for FC Dallas and will make our goalkeeping group even better.”
Zobeck was selected by FC Dallas in the second round (26th overall) of the 2013 MLS Supplemental Draft. Prior to being drafted, he played four seasons at Valparaiso, where he put together the best goalkeeping season in program history as a redshirt junior in 2011. That season the Iowa native posted a goals against average of 0.66 in 20 games, recording 51 saves and 11 shutouts.
In his career with the Crusaders, Zobeck played in 53 games, recording 185 saves and 19 clean sheets. He set a school single-season record in 2011 with his 11 shutouts and 0.66 goals against average, helping Valpo to a top-10 national ranking in shutout percentage (0.55, ninth) and GAA (0.66, 10th). He finished his collegiate career as Valparaiso’s career record holder in shutouts and goals against average.