• Position Midfielder
  • Number 17
  • Date of Birth Nov 14 2002
  • Hometown Seattle, WA
  • Height 5' 8"
  • Club Seattle Sounders FC

Player Bio - Ethan Dobbelaere

National Team: A versatile, energetic attacking piece, Impressed for the USA at September’s 4 Nations Tournament in the Netherlands … Made his international debut vs. Mexico and assisted on the game-winning, 90th-minute goal … Earned his first Youth National Team call-up to a California training camp with the U-17s in July 2019.

Professional: Has seen the field seven times this season for Tacoma Defiance … Netted his first pro goal for Tacoma on Aug. 30, 2019 vs. San Antonio … Made his professional debut for Defiance on July 24, 2019 vs. Las Vegas.

Youth: Plays with Seattle Sounders FC in the U.S. Soccer Development Academy … Currently in his fifth season with the club, starting at the U-14 level … Won the 2018 Academy Championship with Seattle’s U-16/17 squad … Won the 2019 GA Cup Champions Division with the Sounders, becoming the first MLS club to win the competition … Spent U-10 through U-13 with Seattle United … Played with the Region IV Olympic Development Program as a U-13 … Also a part of Washington State Elite Player Development from U-11 to U-13 … Started playing soccer at age three.

Personal: Full name is Ethan Christopher Dobbelaere … Also played baseball growing up from age six to 11, was an all-star at 11 … Enjoys snowboarding and backpacking … Dad played baseball and tennis, mom played soccer and softball … Younger sister plays soccer for Seattle United … Proud owner of a labradoodle named Archie … Describes himself on the field as “versatile, aware, hard-working” … Describes himself off the field as “adventurous, honest, humble” … Favorite soccer player is Marco Reus … Lists Pat Tillman as his biggest athletic inspiration … Greatest soccer moment thus far was winning the GA Cup in stoppage time vs. Valencia alongside World Cup teammates Daniel Leyva and Alfonso Ocampo-Chavez … Favorite movie is Chasing Mavericks, favorite TV show is Breaking Bad … Loves playing Red Dead Redemption 2 … Favorite musical artist is Khalid … Favorite food is chicken pad thai.