FC Dallas acquires goalkeeper Chris Seitz from Seattle Sounders FC

Seitz started 22 games for expansion Philadelphia in 2010

FRISCO, Texas (Dec. 15,
2010) – FC Dallas acquired goalkeeper Chris Seitz from Seattle Sounders FC in
exchange for a 2012 FC Dallas fourth round SuperDraft selection, the team
announced today.
 
Seattle selected Seitz ninth overall in the second stage of the MLS Re-Entry
Process Wednesday afternoon. Seitz spent the 2010 season with the expansion
Philadelphia Union, starting 22 games and posting a 1.80 goals against average.
The 23-year-old California native went 5-12-6 between the posts.
 
Real Salt Lake drafted Seitz third overall in the 2007 MLS SuperDraft, but the
young keeper was never able to wrest the starting job from Nick Rimando. During
his three seasons with RSL, Seitz made seven starts and recorded a 1.86 goals
against average to go with a 1-4-2 record.
 
Seitz helped the U.S. Under-23 Men’s National Team qualify for the 2008
Olympics and served as the squad’s back-up to Brad Guzan for the Summer Games
in Beijing that August. Last November Real Salt Lake traded the young prospect
to Philadelphia for allocation money.
 
As the reigning Western Conference Champions, FC Dallas earned its first trip
to the MLS Cup in 2010 following a record-setting year that saw the club set
MLS marks for its 19-game unbeaten streak and its 12-game road unbeaten streak.
The Dallas side also tied the MLS mark for fewest losses in an MLS season with
four, while the Dallas defense allowed the fewest goals against in club history
with only 28 through 30 games.
 
Player: Chris Seitz
Position: Goalkeeper
Height: 6’3”
Weight: 236 lbs.
Born: March 12, 1987
Place of Birth: San Luis Obispo, Calif.
Hometown: San Luis Obispo, Calif.
Citizenship: United States
Last Club: Seattle Sounders FC
How Acquired: Via Trade with Seattle Sounders FC on Wednesday, Dec. 15, 2010 in
exchange for a 2012 FC Dallas fourth round SuperDraft selection