4.22.21 Sanchez DL

The former FC Dallas, Chicago Fire and Sporting Kansas City player joins the club for the 2021 season

Frisco, Texas (April 22, 2021) - North Texas Soccer Club has signed goalkeeper Richard Sanchez, pending league and U.S. Soccer Federation approval.


Sanchez, 27, joins the club on a one-year contract for the 2021 season.


Born in Mission Hills, Calif., Sanchez moved to Texas with his family and initially played for Texas Football Club before joining Spain’s Atletico de Madrid U-16 squad. In 2009, Sanchez returned to Texas and began playing for the FC Dallas Academy and signed as the club’s sixth Homegrown player in 2011. After four seasons with the club, Sanchez joined Tigres UANL of Liga MX where he stayed for three seasons.


In 2017, Sanchez returned to MLS with the Chicago Fire where he made 27 league appearances over three seasons before moving to Sporting Kansas City, making two starts over the 2020 MLS campaign. Internationally, Sanchez played for the U-17, U-20 and U-21 Mexico national teams and helped his country win the 2011 U-17 FIFA World Cup.


Transaction: North Texas Soccer Club signs goalkeeper Richard Sanchez on a one-year contract.


Name: Richard Sanchez
Position: Goalkeeper
DOB: April 4, 1994
Birthplace: Mission Hills, CA
Height: 6-3
Weight: 160
Nationality: United States/Mexico
Last Club: Sporting Kansas City
How Acquired: Signed on April 22, 2021

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