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Tulsa signs young goalkeeper Dallas Odle to pro deal

By Staff, 01/11/23, 11:30AM EST


21-year-old made debut for side in final game of 2022 season as USL Academy signing

FC Tulsa has signed goalkeeper Dallas Odle to a professional deal, retaining the 21-year-old goalkeeper after he made his debut for the club in the final game of the 2022 campaign. | Photo courtesy FC Tulsa

TULSA, Okla. – FC Tulsa announced on Wednesday the club had signed goalkeeper Dallas Odle to a professional contract ahead of the 2023 USL Championship season. The transaction is pending league and federation approval.

Odle joined Tulsa as USL Academy signing in the 2022 campaign and was elevated to the club’s No. 2 option following the midseason departure of Sean Lewis to fellow USL Championship club Indy Eleven. The 21-year-old was handed his first start in the Championship by interim Head Coach Donovan Ricketts on October 15 vs. Memphis 901 FC and the Manhattan, Kansas native totaled six saves against the high-powered Memphis attacking unit.

“Dallas is young, but he’s very confident,” said FC Tulsa head coach Blair Gavin. “He was put in a difficult situation in his first game at home where there are a lot of emotions that come into it. But you saw that he is very calm and composed on the ball and he made some key stops, especially after giving up a goal which shows he has the mental resilience to play the position.”

Odle began his youth career at the Real Salt Lake Academy in 2015 where he started 56 matches for the club’s U15-U18 Elite teams through 2017. He then moved further west to California where he linked up with the San Jose Earthquakes’ U16/17 and U18/19 academy squads between his sophomore, junior, and senior years of high school.

Following an interrupted freshman season at Cal State University – Bakersfield due to COVID-19, Odle signed with CD Almuñécar City of Spain’s Primera Andaluza league. In 14 appearances, Odle posted an 8-4-2 record with seven clean sheets before joining FC Tulsa.

“I cannot wait to return to the town that has quickly become my home, giving it my all for this club and its fans,” said Odle. “Debuting at the end of last season has left me with a hunger to be back in goal. Now that the season is upon us, I’m ready.”

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