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NEWS: North Texas SC Signs Midfielders Anders Engebretsen and Derek Waldeck

Both players were selected by FC Dallas in the 2020 MLS SuperDraft

Frisco, Texas - North Texas Soccer Club has signed midfielders Anders Engebretsen and Derek Waldeck, pending league and U.S. Soccer Federation approval.

Engebretsen and Waldeck join the club on one-year contracts with options for the 2021 season.

Engebretsen, 24, was drafted in the fourth round (79th overall) in the 2020 MLS SuperDraft by FC Dallas. He played four seasons for Saint Mary’s College and was named to the WCC All-Academic and First Team All-West team his junior season before becoming a Mac Herman Trophy semifinalist as a senior. A native of Norway, Engebretsen played professional for Skeid Football in the Norwegian second division prior to joining St. Mary’s.

Waldeck, 22, played four seasons at Stanford before being drafted by FC Dallas in the third round (66th) overall in 2020. He won two NCAA National Championships with the Cardinals and was named to the All-Pac-12 First Team and United Soccer Coaches All-Far West Region First Team his senior year. In all, Waldeck made 89 appearances, scoring six goals and adding 22 assists.

Transaction: North Texas Soccer Club signs midfielders Anders Engebretsen and Derek Waldeck to one-year contracts with options for the 2021 season on Feb. 14, 2020.

Name: Anders Engebretsen
Pronunciation: Ahn-durs En-gah-bret-sen
Position: Midfielder
DOB: Jan. 8, 1996 (24)
Birthplace: Oslo, Norway
Hometown: Oslo, Norway
Height: 5-8
Weight: 160
Nationality: Norway
Last Club: St. Mary’s College
How Acquired: Signed on Feb. 14, 2020

Name: Derek Waldeck
Pronunciation: Wall-deck
Position: Midfielder
DOB: Feb. 1, 1998 (22)
Birthplace: Santa Clarita, California
Hometown: Santa Clarita, California
Height: 5-8
Weight: 160
Nationality: United States
Last Club: Stanford
How Acquired: Signed on Feb. 14, 2020

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