Sounders FC are loaning midfielder Ethan Dobbelaere to MFK Vyškov

SEATTLE, WASH. – Sounders FC announced today that they have loaned out midfielder Ethan Dobbelaere to MFK Vyškov of the Czech National Football League, the second division of the Czech Republic. The homegrown player is on a free loan until May 31, 2022, the end of the season from MFK Vyškov. Dobbelaere has made eight First Team appearances and 27 appearances for Tacoma Defiance since 2019.

“We’re excited about this opportunity for Ethan to grow as a player,” said Garth Lagerwey, Sounders general manager and president of soccer. “Gaining new experiences and extra playing time in different environments has proven beneficial for our players and we can’t wait to see Ethan improve during his time at MFK Vyškov.”

Dobbelaere, 19, signed with the first-team in June 2020 and has played eight career games for Sounders FC, including seven in 2021. Before joining the first-team, the Seattle native came through and was a member of the Sounders FC Academy Under-17 team that won the USDDA National Championship in 2018, as well as a Generation Adidas Cup title in both the Premier and Champions divisions. He was one of three Sounders FC players (Danny Leyva, Alfonso Ocampo-Chavez) to make the FIFA U-17 World Cup 2019 squad. He came on as a substitute against Senegal and started against the Netherlands.

Sounders FC continues to prepare for the 2022 season, kicking off the competitive calendar with a home-away series against Motagua FC in the 2022 Concacaf Champions League. Seattle plays Honduras on February 17 before meeting Motagua on February 24 at Lumen Field receives. Rave Green’s 2022 MLS season begins on February 27 at home against Nashville SC.

TRANSACTION: Sounders FC is loaning midfielder Ethan Dobbelaere to MFK Vyškov from February 4, 2022 to May 31, 2022.

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