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Jesse Gonzalez signs contract extension with FC Dallas

FC Dallas’ 10th homegrown product has signed a four-year contract extension

FC Dallas goalkeeper Jesse Gonzalez (1) minds the net during an MLS soccer match against Minnesota United in Frisco, Texas, Saturday, Aug. 10, 2019. (AP Photo/Tony Gutierrez)

FC Dallas goalkeeper Jesse Gonzalez has signed a contract extension through the 2023 season, the club announced Wednesday..

The four-year deal means Gonzalez, who has been with the club since 2013, will likely continue to be the team’s No. 1 option in goal.

Terms of the deal were not disclosed. 

“It means a lot to be able to stay with FC Dallas,” Gonzalez said in a release. “I get to keep growing as a player with the help of the coaching staff, [goalkeeping coach] Drew Keeshan especially, because he’s helped me since I got here.”

Last season, Gonzalez started 32 games, recording eight shutouts and 84 saves as FC Dallas was 13-11-8 with him in goal. 

Gonzalez signed with the club as the team’s 10th homegrown player in 2013. He has appeared 115 matches in across all competitions and has recorded 31 clean sheets, 313 saves and 1.38 goals against average. 

Gonzalez, 24, became the youngest goalkeeper in club history to make an appearance in an MLS match. At 20 years and 89 days, Gonzalez started in goal against Vancouver Whitecaps FC on Aug. 22, 2015. Vancouver won the game 1-0. 

The goalkeeper joined the FC Dallas Academy in 2010 and made his first appearance for the U-16 Academy team on Sept. 26, 2010. In stints between the U-16 and U-18 development academy teams, Gonzalez logged 2,145 minutes, collected five shutouts and allowed just 1.16 goals per 90 minutes played.

“We’re thrilled to have Jesse with FC Dallas for the next four years,” FC Dallas President Dan Hunt said in a release. “We watched him grow with [coach] Luchi [Gonzalez] in the Academy and he’s earned this opportunity. He continues to believe in what we’re doing, and he has potential to make the [U.S. Men’s] National Team pool for the upcoming World Cups.”

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