FRISCO, Texas (January 20, 2022) – FC Dallas has signed goalkeeper Maarten Paes on a short-term loan until July 2022 from Eredivisie’s FC Utrecht. Paes will occupy an international roster slot and will be added to the roster pending receipt of his P-1 Visa and International Transfer Certificate (ITC).
FC Dallas has an option to exercise a permanent transfer on Paes contract following the duration of the loan in July 2022.
Paes, 23, joins FC Dallas after four seasons with FC Utrecht. He’s appeared in 48 matches for the first team and 18 matches for the U-21 side. Paes made his Eredivisie debut in the 2-0 shutout win against PEC Zwolle on August 19, 2018. He started his soccer career at VV Union before rising through the ranks of NEC Nijmegen.’s academy between 2012-16 and served as the backup goalkeeper for NEC’s first team on April 28, 2018.
Paes has been called up to the Netherlands youth national teams. He was a member of the Netherlands U-19 National teams that participated in the 2016 UEFA European Under-19 Championship and 2017 UEFA European Under-19 Championship but did not make any appearances. He last appeared in a UEFA European U-21 Championship Qualifier against Belarus U-21 on Nov. 15, 2020.
Name: Maarten Paes
Connect with Maarten: Instagram
Weight: 165 lbs.
Date of Birth: May 14, 1998 (23)
Birthplace: Nijmegen, Netherlands
Hometown: Nijmegen, Netherlands
Transaction: FC Dallas signs goalkeeper Maarten Paes on an six-month loan from FC Utrecht.