Sounders FC hires Tom Dutra as goalkeepers coach
Former USL Sounders assistant is familiar with Brian Schmetzer and Kasey Keller.
Seattle Times staff reporter
Tom Dutra, former goalkeepers coach for the United Soccer Leagues First Division Sounders and a native of Olympia, has been named Seattle Sounders FC's goalkeepers coach, the club announced Monday.
Dutra is the second person to be added to coach Sigi Schmid's staff and the second with USL Sounders ties. He worked the past two seasons with Brian Schmetzer, the former USL Sounders coach who was named Sounders FC's top assistant. Dutra has worked with Sounders FC keeper Kasey Keller since 2002.
"It's a massive honor to be part of the first staff for Sounders FC," Dutra said in a statement, "and it's also a privilege to work with such quality coaches and people like Sigi and Brian, not to mention our management, Adrian [Hanauer] and Chris [Henderson]."
Dutra, 36, has also been a fixture on the local amateur soccer scene as a coach since 2001. As a player, he spent the 1996 season with the Sounders as a backup goalkeeper and spent four seasons in the A-League, now the USL.
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