Sounders FC loan midfielder Ethan Dobbelaere to MFK Vyškov
SEATTLE, WASH. – Sounders FC announced today that they have loaned midfielder Ethan Dobbelaere to MFK Vyškov of the Czech National Football League, the second tier of the Czech Republic. The Homegrown Player is on free loan until May 31, 2022, when MFK Vyškov’s season ends. Dobbelaere has eight first-team appearances and 27 appearances for Tacoma Defiance since 2019.
“We are delighted with this opportunity for Ethan to develop as a player,” said Sounders general manager and president of Soccer Garth Lagerwey. “Getting new experiences and extra playing time in different environments has proven to be beneficial for our players, and we can’t wait to see how Ethan improves during his time with MFK Vyškov.”
Dobbelaere, 19, signed a first-team contract in June 2020 and has made eight career appearances for Sounders FC, including seven in 2021. Before joining the first team, the Seattle native came through Sounders FC Academy and was part of the U-17 team that won the USDDA National Championship in 2018, as well as an Adidas Generation Cup title in the Premier and Champions Division. He was one of three Sounders FC players (Danny Leyva, Alfonso Ocampo-Chavez) to make the roster for the 2019 FIFA U-17 World Cup, making a substitute appearance against Senegal and earning a departure against the Netherlands.
Sounders FC continue to prepare for the 2022 season, kicking off the competitive calendar with a home-and-away series against FC Motagua in the 2022 Concacaf Champions League. Seattle plays Honduras on February 17 before hosting Motagua on February 24 at the LumenField. Rave Green’s 2022 MLS campaign begins at home on February 27 against Nashville SC.
TRANSACTION: Sounders FC is loaning midfielder Ethan Dobbelaere to MFK Vyškov from February 4, 2022 to May 31, 2022.