Chris Seitz

Philadelphia Union

Pfeffer called up, Academy U-18s win, State of the League, player moves, more

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Pfeffer gets US U-20 callup. Academy U-18s win final Winter Showcase game. Garber on the state of the league. Dallas re-signs Seitz. More.

Keeper-Go-Round Story Stream

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Your seat on the Goalie-Go-Round. Keep up with which of the Philadelphia Union's three-headed keeper monster is doing what. Don't forget the Dramamine!

Nick Sakiewicz was a goalkeeper in his "playing" days. One would think he would know a thing or two about the position and thepsyche of the players, but that doesn't stop him from playing mind games or just being fickle with them.

Keeper-Go-Round

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The curious case of the Philadelphia Union and its unique Goalkeeping situation might come as a surprise to most of you. Unfortunately, it's more like business as usual for a Nick Sakiewicz-run team.

Nick Sakiewicz was a goalkeeper in his "playing" days. One would think he would know a thing or two about the position and thepsyche of the players, but that doesn't stop him from playing mind games or just being fickle with them.

Reaction to Union loss in Seattle, City Islanders thumped at home, league results, more

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Recaps and reaction to Union's loss in Seattle. Union Academy results. City Islanders fall 4-0 at home. League standings. More news.

“Frustrating”: Recaps & reaction to Union draw, HCI lose home opener, more

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Union look for positives after disappointing draw at PPL Park. Recap roundup. City Islanders lose in home opener. MLS and NWSL results wrap. More news.

Preveiws & news ahead of Saturday’s game, guilty plea in HCI player shooting, more news

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Previewing Saturday's game. Montreal's Di Vaio and Romero eager to play. Gunman who shot former HCI player pleads guilty. More news.

Can’t stop this: A statistical look at Union goalkeepers

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Steve Holroyd uses hockey's perseverance rating to evaluate Union goalkeepers through the club's short history.

Kleberson unveiled tonight, HCI brings back 3, Gomez sinks Sounders, FIFA GLT named, more

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Kleberson unveiling tonight in Horsham. The Union's history with the Crew. Basso, Brandt, and Ekra return to City Islanders. Gomez and Santos defeat Seattle. FIFA names goal-line technology for Confederations and World Cup. More.

Hernandez, Jordan, McLaughlin loaned to HCI, Pumas reports, Adu update, Costa Rica wants qualifier replayed, more

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Union trio on loan to Harrisburg City Islanders. Reports from Union win over Pumas. Latest on Adu. Costa Rica files protest, wants replay with US. More news.

FC Dallas

Seattle Sounders FC 0 – 0 FC Dallas | Fotos

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Archivado en: 2014, Fútbol MLS, Fotos 2014, Resultados, Seattle Sounders FC Tagged: 0-0, Brad EVANS, CenturyLink Field, Chad MARSHALL, Chris SEITZ, Clint DEMPSEY, ECS, Fabián CASTILLO, FC Dallas, Gonzalo PINEDA, [...]

Defensa Infinita | Sounders empata sin goles con FC Dallas pero pasa a Final de Conferencia

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Seattle Sounders FC* 0 (1) 0 (1) FC Dallas Con el beneficio del gol de visitante que la MLS apenas implemenó este año los Sounders de Seattle superaron [...]

Pareja discusses goalkeeper battle, injuries and more

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I caught up with FC Dallas head coach Oscar Pareja after training on Wednesday and here's what he had to say about several different subjects:

How has Adam Moffat looked this week?

Pareja: Adam is good to go. Last week, he was catching up with the fitness and the game mode timing.

Sporting Drop More Points Late

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For the second straight league game Sporting KC allowed points to slip away. This time instead just one point, KC dropped two as they allowed Dallas to score a goal in the 90th minute to allow them to secure a point with their only shot on goal all game.

KC had a good opportunity early on from their high pressure.

Players speak about criteria for next FC Dallas coach

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Now that FC Dallas' 2013 season is almost over, the focus shifts to who the club will hire to replace outgoing head coach Schellas Hyndman, who will officially step down after Saturday's trip to San Jose. Well, two FCD regulars have an idea of what qualities this new hire should have, so here are their thoughts:

M Andrew Jacobson

"You know, everyone is different.

Chris Seitz featured on this week’s MLS Insider

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Thanks to Chris Seitz for alerting everyone that his segment on MLS Insider will be appearing on the latest episode, one which will air at 6:30 PM this Friday on the NBC Sports Network. Of course, the segment will focus on Seitzy's decision to donate bone marrow last fall, a selfless act that earned him 2012 MLS W.

Know Your Enemy: FC Dallas

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Cowboys suck.

OTF's Stephen Mangat tells you who shot J.R. and other things Dallas...

Fount of bro-wisdom Askmen.com (exhibit 1: "10 Steps to Improve the Body Part Every Man Judges You By") has a list of Top 10 Ways to put the brakes on a relationship that starts off too fast.

Paid Their Dues: Soumaré Scores First Goal

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After nearly five seasons in MLS, Bakary Soumaré has netted his first goal. The 26th minute goal gave the Fire a valuable 2-0 lead over DC United. Chicago now sits two points behind the Union, who occupies the final playoff spot. What a f*** goal.

Both Chris Seitz and Andrew Jacobson went a full 90 in their 1-1 draw with Real Salt Lake.

Chris Seitz has shown well for himself in 2013

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When FC Dallas decided to pick up the option on Chris Seitz's contract for the 2013 season, the current results are exactly what they expected from FCD's current No. 2 goalkeeper.

Dallas wanted someone who could fill in when starter Raul Fernandez either needed a breather or had to play for the Peruvian national team.

Zach Loyd as the lone expiring contract for FCD

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During a brief conversation with FC Dallas technical director Fernando Clavijo early last week, he confirmed that right back Zach Loyd is the only current member of the FCD roster whose contract will expire at the end of the season.

Loyd and the club did not reach terms on a contract extension during the off-season and it is club policy under Clavijo not to do extensions during the season.

Chris Seitz calls Landon Donovan’s third goal lucky

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Some were surprised to see Chris Seitz as the starting goalkeeper for FC Dallas on Sunday night. Apparently, starter Raul Fernandez had been released to join the Peruvian national team for a Wednesday friendly in South Korea. So, Seitz, whose last action as a starter had been the 2-1 win over D.C.

Win over D.C. United was special for Seitz for several reasons

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One of the true surprises when the first 11 for Saturday's match between D.C. United and FC Dallas was revealed was that Chris Seitz and not Raul Fernandez would be between the posts for FCD.

Fernandez had started six straight games, but Dallas coach Schellas Hyndman had good reason for giving Seitz the nod against the Black-and-Red.

Quote Sheet: DC United at FC Dallas

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FC Dallas head coach Schellas Hyndman

That was a great result for us. We started off the game very well, scored a very nice goal. We went into a 4-4-2 formation so we could play Eric [Hassli] and Blas [Perez] together. We had speed on both flanks with Jackson and Fabian [Castillo].

FC Dallas 2-1 D.C. United - Ben Olsen changes nearly everything, but the result is the same

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Five changes to the lineup, a new twist on the formation and a focus on attacking the game early. Ben Olsen finally threw the kitchen sink at D.C. United's six-game losing streak on Saturday night. But it wasn't enough, as the Black-and-Red dropped a 2-1 result to FC Dallas in Frisco, Tex.

United started well enough, controlling possession through the midfield trio of Perry Kitchen, Raphael Augusto and Dwayne De Rosario and pressing Dallas all around the field.

Five things that are not April Fools jokes

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We have in the past here at 3rd Degreeplayedthe occasional April Fools joke on the site. Fake ex-boxer signing, check. Owner taking over as technical director, check. The return of Carlos Ruiz, check.

Being a the Dallas Morning News for such a short period of time, it justseemedlike a April Fools joke was out of order this year.

Chris Seitz will get second straight start vs. Revolution

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With Raul Fernandez playing for Peru in a World Cup qualifier on Tuesday and likely not rejoining FC Dallas until Saturday, when FCD will face New England at Gillette Stadium, Dallas head coach Schellas Hyndman's original plan was to give Chris Seitz, who performed well in goal in FCD's 2-0 blanking of Real Salt Lake on Saturday night in Frisco, a second straight start between the posts and evaluate where his goalkeeper race stood after facing the Revolution.

Quote Sheet: Real Salt Lake at FC Dallas

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FC Dallas head coach Schellas Hyndman
Thoughts on the game...
It was a good game. I think the players might have been a little bit flat coming out, and we were concerned about that before the game started. I had a strong talk with them that they needed to be ready to go because we knew Salt Lake would be.

Seitz delivers shut out as other delivery nears

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CORBETT SMITH /Staff writer /corbettsmith@dallasnews.com

FRISCO — FC Dallas goal keeper Chris Seitz is doing a fantastic job of compartmentalizing.

While his fiancée is nine months pregnant, due any day to give birth to the couple's first child, Seitz had the second shutout of his career in a 2-0 win over Real Salt Lake — his first since 2009.

Gap Between Raul Fernandez and Chris Seitz is Slight According to Coach Hyndman

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FC Dallas head coach Schellas Hyndman is no different than any other coach at any level of competition in that he wants strong competition at every position. But no position has been more contested so far this year than goalkeeper, where Chris Seitz, the backup each of the last two seasons, has battled it out with newcomer Raul Fernandez.

Catching up with FC Dallas Keeper Chris Seitz

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Chris Seitz has been with FC Dallas since the 2011 season, when he came over in a trade with Seattle Sounders FC, who had taken him in the MLS Re-Entry Draft after he spent the '11 campaign with Philadelphia, where he was not only the starting goalkeeper for the Union but he was also a teammate of current FCD midfielder Andrew Jacobson.

Justin Mapp

Paid Their Dues: All of the Players

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Here be players. This list does not include players on loan from the Union, or players who were never under contract with the Union. It also does not include players who are no longer in the game, or are without a club.

MLS

Bakary Soumare - Chicago Fire

Danny Mwanga - Colorado Rapids

Jeff Parke - DC United

Andrew Jacobson - FC Dallas

Chris Seitz - FC Dallas

Brian Perk - LA Galaxy

Justin Mapp - Montreal Impact

Jack McInerney - Montreal Impact

Brad Knighton - New England Revolution

Shea Salinas - San Jose Earthquakes

Chris Konopka - Toronto FC

Ryan Richter - Toronto FC

Jordan Harvey - Vancouver Whitecaps

NASL

Toni Stahl - Carolina RailHawks

Nick Zimmerman - Carolina RailHawks

Oka Nikolov - Fort Lauderdale Strikers

Kleberson - Indy Eleven

Greg Jordan - Minnesota United FC

USL PRO

Matt Kassel - Arizona United SC

Yann Ekra - Harrisburg City Islanders

Morgan Langley - Harrisburg City Islanders

Chandler Hoffman - LA Galaxy II (On loan from LA Galaxy)

Gilberto Souza - Sacramento Republic FC

Liga MX

Gabriel Farfan - Chiapas (On loan from Chivas USA)

Michael Farfan - Cruz Azul

Michael Orozco - Puebla

Liga Nacional de Guatemala

Carlos Ruiz - Municipal

Costa Rican Primera División

Porfirio Lopez - LD Alajuelense

David Myrie - CS Herediano

Josue Martinez - Santos de Guápiles

Liga Postobón

Faryd Mondragon - Deportivo Cali

Lionard Pajoy

Northern Premier League Division One North

Joe Tait - Darlington 1883 (On loan from Gateshead)

Bundesliga

Kai Herdling - Hoffenheim

Other

Alejandro Moreno - ESPN Analyst

Danny Califf- Player/Coach with Bearfight FC

Veljko Paunovic - Serbian U19s coach

Paid Their Dues: USL PRO Guys Making an Impact

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USL PRO trio has a good week, while it's misery for a few former Union players on winless MLS teams.

Chris Seitz got 90 minutes in goal on Saturday as Dallas defeated Toronto 2-1. Andrew Jacobson came off the bench in second half stoppage time. He is likely to continue doing so, as Hendry Thomas and Michel seem to be the preferred defensive midfield pairing.

Paid Their Dues: Mapp Makes Team of the Week

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As Justin Mapp goes, so does the Montreal Impact.

Justin Mapp had an excellent match on Saturday, assisting on Montreal's first goal of the season. Mapp dribbled past three guys, before sending in a right-footed (!!!) to an unguarded Sanna Nyassi. As a result of his performance on Saturday, Justin was named to MLSsoccer.

Paid Their Dues: Mapp's Revenge

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Justin Mapp's 84th minute assist on Karl Ouimette's winner put a serious dent in his former club's playoff hopes. The assist was Mapp's fourth against the Union since being selected by Montreal in the 2011 Expansion Draft. The Impact control their own playoff destiny, as a win against Toronto on Saturday would likely give them the third playoff spot in the East.

Michael Bradley

Fantasy Focus: A Deuce and three of a kind

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Conveniently available for a Cascadia derby, the man is a hat trick hero

A total of 68 points set the pace this week, scored by #USMNT. Mauro Diaz (DAL, $8.2) was the captain and assisted on two goals, plus earned a penalty, on his way to 24 points. Michael Bradley (TOR, $10.1) contributed a goal and 9 points, while Aurelien Collin (SKC, $10.

Paid Their Dues: Orozco Stumbles in WCQ

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Michael Orozco got the nod at right back over Geoff Cameron, who was picked to fill in for an injured Michael Bradley only moments later. Orozco was partially at fault for the second goal, venturing too far up the touchline, and making Omar Gonzalez come out to defend. Beasley was then powerless against a trio of Costa Rican attackers, one of whom headed the ball into the back of the net.

Matt Hedges

Fantasy Focus: Victor Bernardez? Victor Bernardez!

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An unexpected points leader shoots to the top of the scoring list

With D.C. United on bye, Fantasy Focus takes a more enjoyable tone this week. York River AFC led scorers this week with 80 points. Will Bruin (HOU, $8.3) wore the armband and scored 14 points, contributing a goal. Backing him up with 11 points each were Matt Hedges (DAL, $8.

Fantasy Focus: Kofi Corner

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With 79 points, Olsen's Army led the round. Sean Franklin (LA, $5.5M) played two games and contributed two clean sheets as captain to score 26 points. Backing him up was Matt Hedges (DAL, $5.4) with a clean sheet, a goal, and 14 points, as well as Dominic Oduro (CLB, $7.0M) with a goal, an assist, and 11 points.

The Rest

Paid Their Dues: Mondy Qualifies for World Cup

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With their 3-3 draw with Chile on Friday, Colombia has qualified for the 2014 World Cup. Colombia went down 3-0, but showed determination to come back and earn the draw. Both Mondragón and loanee Carlos Valdes watched from the bench. This will be Valdes's first World Cup appearance, and Mondragón's third, his first coming in 1994.

Quote Sheet: Portland Timbers vs FC Dallas, USOC

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Schellas Hyndman, FC Dallas head coach
General thoughts on the match...
It was really disappointing. I wish we could have gotten another goal. The longer the game was going, the more [Portland] was building confidence. They put us under pressure at the end of the first half with some services and in the second half, we came out and just made some uncharacteristic mistakes in the back that led to the defeat.

Stream of Consciousness: FC Dallas v Real Salt Lake

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I love watching games on Univision, among other reasons because the game starts off with the announcer yelling ¡ESTE . . . ES TIEMPO DE NUESTRO FUTBOL! Don't you think every soccer broadcast should start that way? I do, though it's hard to imagine, say, Martin Tyler or Ian Darke getting it just right.