FC Dallas announced a new four-year contract Wednesday for goalkeeper Jesse Gonzalez.
Gonzalez, 24, has appeared in 99 matches and posted 30 shutouts since signing with the club in 2013.
“We’re thrilled to have Jesse with FC Dallas for the next four years,” FC Dallas president Dan Hunt said in a statement. .”.. 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.”
Gonzalez helped FC Dallas win the 2016 Lamar Hunt U.S. Open Cup and MLS Supporters’ Shield.
“It means a lot to be able to stay with FC Dallas,” Gonzalez said. “I get to keep growing as a player with the help of the coaching staff, Drew Keeshan especially, because he’s helped me since I got here.”
–The Portland Timbers agreed to terms with Polish forward Jaroslaw Niezgoda, according to a published report in Poland.
The 24-year-old has asked his club Legia Warsaw for a transfer, the newspaper Przeglad Sportowy said.
Niezgoda has already scored a career-high 14 of the club’s 40 goals this season. He had 13 goals in 27 appearances in 2017-18.
–The Seattle Sounders re-signed midfielder Harry Shipp for his fourth season with the club in 2020.
“Harry has been an important member of our team the last few years and we are happy to bring him back for 2020,” Sounders FC GM & president of soccer Garth Lagerwey said in a statement. “He provides steady, consistent play and is a good veteran presence in our locker room.”
Shipp, 28, started 15 of his 25 appearances in the 2019 MLS regular season, tallying five goals and three assists. He has 22 goals and 24 assists in 155 career games since 2014 with the Sounders, Montreal Impact and Chicago Fire.
–New York City FC permanently acquired midfielder Keaton Parks from the Portuguese club Benfica, signing him to a multi-year contract.
The 22-year-old Texan had one goal and one assist in 22 MLS appearances (14 starts) while on loan with the Cityzens in 2019. He also had two goals and two assists during the U.S. Open Cup.
“Keaton’s potential as a professional is extremely high,” said NYCFC sporting director David Lee. .”.. Keaton is not only a player that helps us compete for titles in 2020, but can also be a foundation piece of this club for many years to come.”
–Field Level Media