Mexican side Tigres announce the acquisition of highly touted FC Dallas goalkeeper Richard Sanchez
Liga MX team Tigres UANL on Wednesday announced the signing of promising FC Dallas goalkeeping prospect Richard Sanchez.
After announcing the news via Twitter, a club official confirmed the Sanchez signing in comments to the media.
FC Dallas have not responded to an MLSsoccer.com request for comment on this story. The club extended Sanchez's contract in November 2012 through the end of the 2015 season.
"We've reached an agreement with MLS in the United States and Dallas so that he would become our player," Tigres VP Miguel Ángel Garza told La Afición. "We still don't have direct contact with his agent and the player, but the documents are signed."
The 19-year-old, who was a Homegrown signing for FC Dallas back in 2011, is currently with the Mexican Under-20 national team participating in the Toulon Tournament.
Although he never made an appearance in an official competition for FC Dallas — he was a backup for six MLS matches in 2012 — reports out of England last year had him on the verge of a transfer to Chelsea, where he had a training stint.
A native of Los Angeles, Sanchez represents Mexico on the international level and he was one of the heroes as El Tri captured the 2011 Under-17 World Cup.
Richard Sánchez, portero de la Selección Nacional Sub 20, será del Club Tigres de la UANL para el Apertura 2013.
— CLUB TIGRES OFICIAL (@TigresOficial) May 29, 2013