In a move that likely means the end of the road for Dario Sala in Dallas, or perhaps Josh Lambo, FC Dallas today made a move to acquire well traveled goalkeeper Chris Seitz.
FC Dallas still has Josh Lambo on it's roster, and with the club not picking up Dario Sala's option it seems likely the veteran goalkeeper could be done in Dallas. Sala is a free agent and could be re-signed, but that would most likely mean FCD would need to trade Lambo. Given Seitz's MLS experience, Sala looks like the odd man out.
FC Dallas acquires goalkeeper Chris Seitz from Seattle Sounders FC
FRISCO, Texas (Dec. 15, 2010) – FC Dallas acquired goalkeeper Chris Seitz from Seattle Sounders FC in exchange for a 2012 FC Dallas fourth round SuperDraft selection, the team announced today.
Seattle selected Seitz ninth overall in the second stage of the MLS Re-Entry Process Wednesday afternoon. Seitz spent the 2010 season with the expansion Philadelphia Union, starting 22 games and posting a 1.80 goals against average. The 23-year-old California native went 5-12-6 between the posts.
Real Salt Lake drafted Seitz third overall in the 2007 MLS SuperDraft, but the young keeper was never able to wrest the starting job from Nick Rimando. During his three seasons with RSL, Seitz made seven starts and recorded a 1.86 goals against average to go with a 1-4-2 record.
Seitz helped the U.S. Under-23 Men’s National Team qualify for the 2008 Olympics and served as the squad’s back-up to Brad Guzan for the Summer Games in Beijing that August. Last November Real Salt Lake traded the young prospect to Philadelphia for allocation money.
As the reigning Western Conference Champions, FC Dallas earned its first trip to the MLS Cup in 2010 following a record-setting year that saw the club set MLS marks for its 19-game unbeaten streak and its 12-game road unbeaten streak. The Dallas side also tied the MLS mark for fewest losses in an MLS season with four, while the Dallas defense allowed the fewest goals against in club history with only 28 through 30 games.
Player: Chris Seitz
Weight: 236 lbs.
Born: March 12, 1987
Place of Birth: San Luis Obispo, Calif.
Hometown: San Luis Obispo, Calif.
Citizenship: United States
Last Club: Seattle Sounders FC
How Acquired: Via Trade with Seattle Sounders FC on Wednesday, Dec. 15, 2010 in exchange for a 2012 FC Dallas fourth round SuperDraft selection