The Houston Dynamo have signed 30-year-old goalkeeper Chris Seitz. The free agent had played the last seven season with FC Dallas. He was a major part of the FC Dallas team that won the Supporters Shield and Lamar Hunt U.S. Open Cup in 2016. Seitz has played in 97 games during his eleven season career in MLS. He has posted 18 shutouts in that time.
“Chris Seitz is a very talented and experienced goalkeeper in Major League Soccer. He was one of the key components for FC Dallas when they won the Supporters’ Shield in 2016,” said Head Coach Wilmer Cabrera via team release. “Every time he is on the field, he is a very solid and dependable goalkeeper. With his experience and his leadership, he will be a good role model to all the players.”
Seitz was the fourth overall pick of the 2007 MLS SuperDraft by Real Salt Lake. He was traded to the Philadelphia Union in 2010 where he played for one season. He was selected by Seattle Sounders FC in the second stage of the 2010 MLS Re-Entry Draft and was traded by the Sounders to FC Dallas. Seitz was named the MLS WORKS Humanitarian of the Year in 2012 after becoming a bone marrow donor to an anonymous leukemia patient.
The signing brings the Dynamo roster to 18 players with Seitz as the lone goalkeeper currently signed.