Soccer star Keller to meet and greet in Pasco

T.C.Y.S.A. NEWS RELEASE- Kasey Keller will sign autographs and pose for pictures on Friday December, 14 at the TRAC, atrium 4, in Pasco. The event will begin at 4:30 pm and conclude at 7:00 pm. Attendees are encouraged to bring items to be autographed.

Keller is a former American soccer player who last played for the Seattle Sounders FC in Major League Soccer in 2011 and was the former starting goalkeeper for the United States Men's National Soccer Team (MNT). He was the U.S. Soccer Athlete of the year in 1997, 1999 and 2005.

Keller is a four-time FIFA World Cup participant and was the first American goalkeeper to become a regular in the German Bundesliga, the English Premier League, and the Spanish La Liga. He has the highest number of caps for American goalkeepers who played for the United States MNT.

Keller has played Washington Youth Soccer throughout his youth and is a role model for our youth for the attributes soccer provides including leadership skills, interpersonal skills and self discipline. He is tri-lingual -speaking Spanish and German, as well as English.

Keller is currently the Sounder's color commentator in broadcasts as well as broadcasting for ESPN.

Tickets are $15.00 a piece and can be purchased at the Tri-Cities Youth Soccer Association (T-CYSA) soccer office at 6160 Burden Road, Pasco. Pictures can be purchased for $5.00. Outside cameras will not be allowed. Food and beverages will be provided. For more information via email regarding tickets:,, or by calling (509) 544-0276.

I would love if you were able to cover this on December 14th. Kasey Keller arrives at 2:28 p.m. and will be greeted by many of our local youth soccer players. He will be at the TRAC at 4:00 p.m. for possible pre event short interviews. It would also be greatly appreciated if you could run a human interest story on this prior to the event so that everyone knows and is able to attend if possible. This is the first time Kasey Keller has been in Eastern Washington to promote soccer and it is a great opportunity for the youth and adults of this area to meet a very gregarious professional athlete!


Stephanie Koerner, President
Tri-Cities Youth Soccer Association