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FC Dallas Acquires Goalkeeper Maarten Paes on Loan from FC Utrecht

January 20, 2022 - Major League Soccer (MLS) - FC Dallas News Release

FRISCO, Texas - FC Dallas has signed goalkeeper Maarten Paes on a short-term loan until July 2022 from Eredivisie's FC Utrecht. Paes will occupy an international roster slot and will be added to the roster pending receipt of his P-1 Visa and International Transfer Certificate (ITC).

FC Dallas has an option to exercise a permanent transfer on Paes contract following the duration of the loan in July 2022.

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Paes, 23, joins FC Dallas after four seasons with FC Utrecht. He's appeared in 48 matches for the first team and 18 matches for the U-21 side. Paes made his Eredivisie debut in the 2-0 shutout win against PEC Zwolle on August 19, 2018. He started his soccer career at VV Union before rising through the ranks of NEC Nijmegen.'s academy between 2012-16 and served as the backup goalkeeper for NEC's first team on April 28, 2018.

Paes has been called up to the Netherlands youth national teams. He was a member of the Netherlands U-19 National teams that participated in the 2016 UEFA European Under-19 Championship and 2017 UEFA European Under-19 Championship but did not make any appearances. He last appeared in a UEFA European U-21 Championship Qualifier against Belarus U-21 on Nov. 15, 2020.

Name: Maarten Paes

Connect with Maarten: Instagram

Position: Goalkeeper

Height: 6-4

Weight: 165 lbs.

Date of Birth: May 14, 1998 (23)

Birthplace: Nijmegen, Netherlands

Hometown: Nijmegen, Netherlands

Nationality: Netherlands

Transaction: FC Dallas signs goalkeeper Maarten Paes on an six-month loan from FC Utrecht.

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