Player Details

Name

Chris Seitz

Height

6' 4"

Weight

236 lbs

Date of Birth

3.12.1987 (34)

Birthplace

San Luis Obispo, CA USA

Position

Goalkeeper

Position Detail

Goalkeeper

Preferred Side

Unknown

Roster Category

Senior
2021 MLS Regular Season
2021 MLS Regular Season
Career Summary

HOW ACQUIRED: Traded from Houston Dynamo on Jan. 11, 2019. Re-signed on Dec. 20, 2020 to one-year contract

A veteran MLS goalkeeper with a strong track record from stints at Real Salt Lake, Philadelphia Union, FCD and Houston, Seitz  spent much of his time in Dallas as a backup, first to Kevin Hartman, then to Jesse Gonzalez, before taking the starting spot from Gonzalez in 2016. That would prove to be his best year, as he started a career-best 28 games, posting a 1.04 goals against average to help Dallas to a Supporters' Shield and Open Cup double. He spent most of the last three years as a backup and ably filled in for Bill Hamid with two clean sheets in six regular season matches in 2020.

INTERNATIONAL: Took part in full US national team camps in 2007 and 2008. Named to the US Olympic Team’s 18-man roster for the 2008 Beijing Olympics, where he served as back-up to Brad Guzan, who was one of three “overage” players on the US roster.

COLLEGE: Helped lead the University of Maryland to an NCAA national championship as a freshman starter in 2005; left College Park after two seasons with a 28-5-3 record, 0.77 GAA and 16 shutouts.

NOTES: Seitz was the fourth overall pick by Real Salt Lake in the 2007 MLS SuperDraft. He decided to cut short his 2012 campaign in order to donate bone marrow and was voted 2012 MLS W.O.R.K.S. Humanitarian of the Year for his selfless act. 

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