Player Details


Chris Seitz


6' 3"


236 lbs

Date of Birth

3.12.1987 (34)


San Luis Obispo, CA USA


2020 MLS Regular Season
2020 MLS Regular Season
Career Summary


Seitz joined FC Dallas in a trade with the Seattle Sounders on Dec. 15, 2010.


2016: Seitz recorded 10 shutouts… With double shutouts against San Jose, Real Salt Lake and LA Galaxy… Started in 28 MLS games, winning 14, losing 5, and tying 9… He started in three US Open Cup matches with a 3-0-0 record and recorded one shutout against Houston. Finished the season with 2,520 minutes played and 63 saves.
2015: Started seven straight MLS games, winning four matches, losing two, and tying one…Had clean sheets against Seattle, Philadelphia and San Jose…Played two US Open Cup matches, with a 1-1-0 record.
2014: Enjoyed his best season in MLS, finishing with an 8-4-4 record, including two clean sheets… Recorded a third shutout in a 0-0 draw with Seattle Sounders FC in MLS Cup Playoffs... Finished the regular season with a goals against average of 1.45 and 44 saves… Played two matches in the U.S. Open Cup, won both games and recorded one shutout.
2013: Seitz’s first start of the season came in a 2-0 shutout victory over 2013 MLS Cup finalist, Real Salt Lake on 3/23… His second shutout of the season came in another 2-0 win over Seattle Sounders FC on 10/19… He finished the season with a record of 4-2-2 with 24 saves and a 1.38 Goals Against Average…  Seitz went 2-1-0 in U.S. Open Cup competition with two shutouts and a 1.00 GAA.
2012: Seitz stepped in four times for veteran goalkeeper Kevin Hartman from 4/21 to 5/12 accumulating a 0-2-2 record and a 1.25 GAA… He also played 450 minutes for the FC Dallas Reserves… Seitz went 4-1-0 in MLS Reserve League action while allowing just 0.40 goals per game before electing to forgo the reminder of his season in order to donate bone marrow… For his noble act, Seitz was voted was 2012 MLS W.O.R.K.S. Humanitarian of the Year on 11/20. He was the first FC Dallas player to win the award in the 17-year history of the franchise.
2011: Seitz made one appearance for FC Dallas during the regular season, stopping five of nine shots in a 4-2 loss to San Jose on 10/22... He saw another 135 minutes of action for Dallas in the Rio Grande Plate, finishing the competition with a 1-0-0 record... He split time with Josh Lambo in MLS Reserve League action, logging 602 minutes in 10 games.
2010: Seitz started 22 of the 23 matches he played for Philadelphia Union... He logged well-over 2,000 minutes and made 68 saves... He finished the year with a 1.80 GAA and a record of 5-12-6
2009: Seitz played four matches for RSL in 2009, totaling 360 minutes of action... He saved 13 of the 20 shots he faced and ended the season with a 1.25 GAA... He was selected by Philadelphia in the 2009 Expansion Draft
2008: Seitz started nine of 10 appearances for RSL Reserves, earning a 2.56 GAA, 1-2-1 record and one shutout
2007: Seitz made three first-team appearances during his rookie campaign, including back-to-back starts on 4/30 vs. COL and 5/5 vs. NY… He finished season with a 2.67 GAA and 0-2-1 record… Seitz made his RSL first-team debut on 4/18 vs. KC, recording four saves and his first win in a 2-1 overtime triumph in a USOC play-in game… Seitz made his MLS debut on 4/30 vs. COL, became the second youngest player to start an MLS match between the posts at 20 years, 49 days of age (Record held by Tim Howard, 19y/165d for MET).


U.S. Senior MNT: Took part in full USMNT camp in June 2008 in preparation for its second leg of WCQ series @ Barbados… Trained with U.S. MNT camp in Switzerland in preparation for 10/13/07 friendly @ SUI… Called into first-ever U.S. Senior Men’s National Team camp and was on the 19-man roster that fell 4-2 to Brazil on 9/09/07 in Chicago… U.S. Under-23s: Named to the U.S. Olympic Team’s 18-man roster for the 2008 Beijing Olympics… Served as back-up to Brad Guzan - one of three “overage” players on the U.S. roster for the Summer Games - but did not appear in USA’s three Group B contests… Played scoreless 45 minutes for U-23’s on 8/3/08 v. Cameroon in ING Cup Olympic tune-up in Hong Kong


In two seasons at the University of Maryland, registered an incredible 28-5-3 record to go along with a 0.77 GAA and 16 shutouts during two seasons of play… 2006: Went 15-4-1 during his sophomore campaign while collecting a sparkling 0.66 GAA average… Named Soccer America College Men’s MVP and the ACC Defensive Player of the Year… Also earned spots on the All-ACC First Team and the NSCAA/adidas All-American Third Team… 2005: Posted a 13-1-2 record and 0.89 goals against average as a freshman in helping the Terps to the 2005 NCAA Men’s College Cup title… Became the first freshman ‘keeper to lead his team to the NCAA title since 1990… Stopped three shots in the NCAA Finals against New Mexico on 12/11, including a crucial penalty kick in the 50th minute … Named College Cup’s Defensive MVP.


The son of Michael and Sharon Seitz ... one of two children, with sister Caitlin ... lists starting for the U.S. National team against Holland in Mexico as biggest athletic thrill... chose Maryland over UCLA, Notre Dame, Michigan and Santa Clara... majored in letters and sciences… Married to Kate Kavchok... The couple has three daughters.