FC Dallas transfers goalkeeper Richard Sanchez to Liga MX's Tigres UANL

20-year-old joins Liga MX side after five years with FCD

Sanchez re-signed

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Scott Brown

FRISCO, Texas (Tuesday, June 24) – FC Dallas has transferred 20-year-old goalkeeper Richard Sanchez to Tigres UANL of Liga MX. Per team and league policy terms of the deal will not be disclosed.

A product of the FC Dallas Academy, Sanchez signed a Homegrown contract with MLS in 2011 at age 17. A mainstay on Mexico’s youth national teams, Sanchez has spent the majority of the last few seasons on national team duty, helping the Mexico U-17 National Team to a World Cup Championship in 2011 and representing the U-20 squad as a starter for all four matches at the FIFA U-20 World Cup in 2013.

In MLS Reserve League action, Sanchez went 2-1-1 with a 1.50 GAA for the 2012 FC Dallas Reserves. The following season, he joined Fort Lauderdale Strikers on loan, starting 14 matches for the NASL side and finished with a 5-6-3 record, 1.428 GAA and three shutouts.

So far in 2014, Sanchez logged 135 minutes of Reserve League action with one win, a clean sheet versus Montreal to start the season.

Full Name: Richard Sanchez
Date of Birth: April 5, 1994
Hometown: Little Elm, Texas
Birthplace:  Mission Hills, Calif.
Height: 6-3
Weight: 197
Position: Goalkeeper
Country: Mexico
Transaction:  FC Dallas transferred (GK) Richard Sanchez to Tigres UANL.