FC Dallas announced on Wednesday morning that they have signed Homegrown keeper Jesse Gonzalez to a new long-term contract that will keep him in Frisco through the 2023 season.
Gonzalez becomes the third Homegrown and fifth overall player to sign a contract extension with the club in the recent months (Paxton Pomykal, Jesus Ferreira, Matt Hedges and Ryan Hollingshead being the others).
The move locks up another key young player, who was said to be earning some interest from some Mexican clubs this offseason. Last year, Gonzalez had career highs in starts (32), saves (85), penalty saves (2) and wins (11). Also, his eight shutouts were just one short of his career-best of nine from 2017.
Overall, Gonzalez has appeared in 115 matches for FC Dallas across all competitions, recording 31 shutouts, 313 saves and a 1.38 goals against average. He was part of the team that won both the 2016 Lamar Hunt U.S. Open Cup and MLS Supporters’ Shield.
Since 2017, Gonzalez has earned four United States Men’s National team call ups, though he has yet to earn an official cap with the squad.
What do you make of this move for Jesse? Happy to see another Homegrown player earn a new contract?