Kasey Keller

Kasey Keller
Kasey Keller
Kasey Keller
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Real Name: Kasey Keller
HT: 6' 2" WT: 190
Age: 47 (11/29/1969)
Birthplace: Olympia, WA
Hometown: Olympia, WA

  • Has started 59 consecutive regular season matches as the team’s captain
  • 16 years playing in three of Europe’s top-flight leagues: English Premier League, Spain’s La Liga and Germany’s Bundesliga
  • Named U.S. Soccer Athlete of the Year an unprecedented three times (1997, 1999 and 2005)
  • Coach Sigi Schmid: “Kasey is an experienced goalkeeper that makes it look simple because he organizes well.”

MLS Experience

2010: Only Sounders FC player to have started every league match (32) and logged a team-high 2655 minutes (3585 in all-competitions). Named MLS Inactive All-Star (7/27). Earned first MLS assist on Montero’s game-winning goal vs. Houston. He recorded a season-high nine saves at Philadelphia (6/27) and made two stops in a penalty shootout at Portland in the U.S. Open Cup (6/30). He surpassed his 2009 total with 11 shutouts in league play.

2009: Only Sounders FC player to have started every league match (32) in regular season and playoffs. Logged a team-high 2655 minutes (3585 in all competitions). Named MLS Inactive All-Star (7/27). Recorded first MLS assist on Fredy Montero’s game-winning goal vs. HOU (8/8). Recorded a season-high nine saves at PHI (6/27) and made two stops in a penalty shootout at POR (6/30) in the U.S. Open Cup. Surpassed his 2009 total with 11 shutouts. Won MLS Save of the Year for his stop vs. KC (4/17) and six of his 82 saves were voted MLS Save of the Week.

Other Professional Experience

2007-08: Signed a one-year deal with Fulham, returning for a third stint in Premier League. Appeared in 13 games and was the winning keeper in four of the final five matches as Cottagers avoided relegation.

2004-07: Moved to Germany in winter of 2005 to play with Borussia Mönchengladbach, posting seven clean sheets in the second half of the 2004-05 campaign, including four in the last five league matches to secure a place in Bundesliga for another season.

2005-06: Recorded four shutouts in the first half of the 2005-06 season, helping to elevate the club to top half of the table.

2006-07: Selected by teammates as captain, only the second American to captain a top level German club (Claudio Reyna).

2001-04: Returned to England’s top flight with Tottenham. 2001-02: Played in six league matches with one shutout.

2002-03: Played every minute of league action, posting six shutouts in a ninth-place finish.

2003-04: Loaned one month to Southampton, helping club avoid relegation. Finished season with Spurs and earned club Player of the Month for October and November.

1999-2001: Played for Rayo Vallecano of top Spanish league La Liga. 1999-00 helped the newly promoted Rayo finish in the top half of the table.

2000-01: Appeared in 23 league matches, posting a 4-12-7 record. Totaled four shutouts in first four rounds of the UEFA Cup, advancing to the quarterfinals.

1996-99: Transferred to Leicester City and was central to success in the English Premier League and winning the 1997 League Cup in first year with club.

1997-98: Recorded 15 shutouts, leading club to a tenth-place finish in the Premiership.

1998-99: Started 45 games for the Foxes, allowing just 43 goals in 36 regular season games, a goals-against average of 1.19.

1992-96: Signed by the England’s Millwall, made his professional debut in the First Division on May 2, 1992. Started 51 consecutive matches in the 1992-93 season, registering 16 clean sheets, conceding only 53 goals and voted team Player of the Year by club supporters. Played last game on 5/5/96, making 202 overall appearances for the Lions.

College
Helped lead the University of Portland to the final four of the NCAA Division I tournament in 1988 as a freshman. A third team All-American in 1988 and first team All-American in 1990. A top vote getter in balloting for both the 1990 Hermann Trophy and the Missouri Athletic Club Award. Established career record of 40 shutouts in 82 games and owns the top three season totals, including top mark of 13 in 1988. Earned Western Soccer League MVP honor playing for FC Portland in summer of 1989, with 8 shutouts and 4 goals allowed in 10 regular season games.

Personal
Speaks Spanish and German. Grew up on an egg farm in Olympia, Wash. Married to wife, Kristin, with twins born on 8/26/97, Chloe and Cameron. Earned U.S. ‘B’ Coaching License in December of 2008. Did not allow a goal in three international appearances in Seattle. Flew as guest of U.S. Navy Blue Angels (7/29/09). Was nicknamed “Mr. Magoo” by Millwall supporter after discovering he wears contact lenses in goal. Lived in a 1,000 year-old castle outside of Dussledorf when playing in Bundesliga. His father was a semi-professional fast-pitch softball player. The late Clive Charles was his 2000 Olympic coach and college coach. Charles called him “the most focused soccer player that I’ve ever seen in the United States.”


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Stats

MLS
Career Statistics (Regular Season)
YearClubGPGSMINSSHOSVGAPKGPKAWLT
2011Seattle Sounders FC34343060911037341879
2010Seattle Sounders FC303026551182344514105
2009Seattle Sounders FC292925491078261312511
Career Totals-939382643027097812442225
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