UPDATE: This deal is now official. FC Dallas has re-signed Homegrown goalkeeper Jesse Gonzalez through 2020 with an option for the 2021 season, the club announced today.
The last few weeks we have seen one goalkeeper rumor after the next with FC Dallas. All of that could have been white noise as Goal.com’s Ives Galarcep is reporting today that the club has re-signed Homegrown keeper Jesse Gonzalez to a new deal.
The report states that Gonzalez has signed a new four-year deal that will keep him with the club until 2021. His current contract, which was actually the one he signed back in 2013, is set to expire at the end of the season.
Gonzalez has battled for the number one keeper spot with Chris Seitz for a number of seasons since getting his first chance in 2015. After starting this season as the backup, he quickly earned the starting role, performing very well in the club’s 5-2-5 season so far.
We’ve seen FC Dallas do this time and time again with their young core group of players. In a way this is an insurance policy of sorts should a big offer from Mexico or even in Europe come calling for Gonzalez down the line.
Given the amount of transfer talk for the club and another keeper, it is possible the team has been using those outside talks to help secure a deal to keep Gonzalez in Dallas for this new timeframe.
What do you make of this news? Happy to see the club re-sign Gonzalez for a few more years?