Colorado native and Rock Canyon High School alumnus Jacob Lissek has been signed to a four-day contract by last year’s Supporters’ Shield winner FC Dallas. The 24-year-old goalkeeper will serve as a backup to Jesse Gonzalez in FC Dallas’ home game against Sporting Kansas City Saturday at 6 p.m. MT.
Lissek has spent the last year on FC Dallas’ USL affiliate, the Oklahoma City Energy. He previously played professionally for the Charlotte Independence, the Rapids’ USL affiliate.
Collegiately, he was one of the best goalkeepers in Fairleigh Dickinson history. He finished his collegiate career with a record of 39-21-12 and set a school record for career clean sheets with 26.
During his career with Rock Canyon, Lissek was a member of the 2008 team that won the Colorado 4a state championship.
The contract he signed was a four-day USL short term agreement due to extreme hardship. MLS teams are only allowed to utilize this option if they have less than 14 outfield players available or if they have less than two goalkeepers available. With the recent injury of FC Dallas’ backup keeper Chris Seitz, the team was able to sign Lissek.
Seitz has a hamstring issue that he’s dealing with, but it doesn’t look like a long term injury, so Lissek should be back with the Energy within the next week.
Image courtesy of Dan Lissek