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2013: The Fort Lauderdale Strikers acquired 19-year old goalkeeper Richard Sanchez on loan from FC Dallas of MLS on July 23.
The Mexican youth international made his professional debut for the Strikers in the first match of the Fall NASL Season. Sanchez started the 2-1 defeat to the New York Cosmos on August 3rd, and kept his place in goal for the entire Fall season.
Sanchez recorded the longest shutout streak since the Strikers rebrand in 2011 after posting clean sheets in consecutive matches against Atlanta (8/24), Carolina (8/30), and San Antonio (9/7). The streak ended against FC Edmonton on September 15th at 353 minutes, just six minutes short of the league record.
Sanchez finished 2013 with 14 starts in 14 appearances
Professional: Sanchez signed as a homegrown player with FC Dallas of MLS on February 18, 2011. In 2012, Sanchez made five appearances for the FC Dallas Reserves, logging a 2-1-1 record, 1.50 GAA and 360 minutes of playing time. He is yet to make his debut for the first team.
International: Sanchez is the goalkeeper for the Mexico U-20 national team. He was the starting goalkeeper the Mexican team that won the 2011 FIFA U-17 World Cup in Mexico. Sanchez posted a 2-0 shutout in the final against Uruguay in front of 98,943 at the Azteca.