By IVES GALARCEP
FC Dallas Homegrown Player Richard Sanchez has quietly been one of the most sought-after young players in Major League Soccer since helping lead the Mexican Under-17 National Team to the Under-17 World Cup title in 2011. Now, two years later, FC Dallas is cashing in on the booming interest in the young U.S.-born goalkeeper.
Sanchez will be joining Mexican side UANL Tigres for the 2013 Apertura season, Tigres announced on Wednesday. Sources have confirmed to SBI that the move is a transfer with a sale price of $1 million. The transfer is believed to include sell-on clauses that will ensure FC Dallas receive a significant amount of any future transfer of Sanchez from Tigres.
Sanchez is poised for an important summer as the starting goalkeeper on the Mexican Under-20 National Team.
The 19-year-old goalkeeper had yet to make an appearance for FC Dallas, and wasn’t expected to be a part of the team’s plans given Peruvian national team goalkeeper Raul Fernandez is the team’s starter and Chris Seitz is the back-up.
By selling Sanchez, a player who didn’t figure in FC Dallas’ first-team plans anyway, Dallas will now head into the summer with a significant amount of transfer money to help improve their roster.
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