Kasey Keller (born November 29, 1969 in Lacey, Washington) is an American soccer player who currently plays for Seattle Sounders FC in Major League Soccer.
He is a four time World Cup participant and was the first American goalkeeper to become a regular in the English Premier League.
Keller attended North Thurston High School and played college soccer at the University of Portland. As a freshman in 1988, he helped lead the team to the NCAA men's soccer final four. He earned first team All American as a senior and was the 1991 Adidas Goalkeeper of the Year. During the 1989 college off-season, he played for the Portland Timbers of the Western Soccer Alliance. His outstanding play led to his selection as league MVP that year. In 10 games, he allowed only four goals for a 0.38 goals-against-average and eight clean sheets.
In 1989, he split his time between the Portland Timbers and the U.S. U-20 national team which finished fourth at the 1989 FIFA U-20 World Cup. Keller once again excelled and was awarded the tournament's Silver Ball as the tournament's second best player.
After being a member of the US National Team in the 1990 FIFA World Cup, he was signed by the English club
TUKWILA -- The next era of goalkeeping is about to begin for Sounders FC.
Kasey Keller's reign was the standard-bearer, of course, with stellar performance and leadership upon the franchise's leap to MLS (2009-2011). Michael Gspurning's tenure lived ...