Men's Soccer's Spangenberg Signs with Major League Soccer Club Chivas USA
March 10, 2014
CARSON, Calif. - Major League Soccer franchise Chivas USA has signed former Missouri State goalkeeper Trevor Spangenberg to a professional contract.
"It's been a goal my whole life," said Spangenberg. "It's something I've work for and it's a dream come true. It's just starting; I'm looking forward to getting out there and getting down to work."
Spangenberg, who played for the Bears from 2009-2013, was a major contributor this past season for the Missouri Valley Conference regular season champions.
Spangenberg broke the MSU single-season record for fewest goals allowed (8) and goals against average (0.41) in 2013, and won 11 games for the Missouri Valley Conference regular season-champions. He is the Bears' career leader in goals against average (0.67) and fourth in career shutouts (17).
"We are so happy for him and so proud of him," said head coach Jon Leamy. "He's been such a strong player for our program, and we're going to miss him at Missouri State. He's a tremendous person, hard-worker, and dedicated, and today is a fantastic day for our university, soccer program, and the Spangenberg family. We are all big Chivas fans now!"
Chivas U.S.A. became Major League Soccer's 11th franchise in 2004 and plays at the StubHub Center in Carson, Calif. The club's 2014 season began on Sunday as Chivas USA defeated the Chicago Fire, 3-2, with Spangenberg on the bench.