Soccer star Keller to appear in Pasco

By the Tri-City HeraldDecember 4, 2012 

— International soccer star Kasey Keller will sign autographs and pose for pictures on Friday, Dec., 14 at TRAC in Pasco.

The event runs 4:30-7 p.m. Attendees are encouraged to bring items to be autographed. Tickets are $15 each and can be purchased at the Tri-Cities Youth Soccer Association (TCYSA) soccer office at 6160 Burden Road, Pasco. Pictures can be purchased for $5.

Outside cameras will not be allowed. Food and beverages will be provided. For more information via email regarding tickets: office@t-cysa.org, president@t-cysa.org, or by calling (509) 544-0276.

Keller, who graduated from North Thurston High School in Lacey, last played for the Seattle Sounders FC in Major League Soccer in 2011 and was the starting goalkeeper for the United States men's national team. 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 U.S. 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 goalkeepers who played for the United States men's national team.

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 also speaks Spanish and German.

Keller now works as a broadcaster for ESPN and an analyst for Sounders matches.

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