SEATTLE, WASH. – Seattle Sounders FC 2 today announced that it is has signed goalkeeper Cody Lang. A four-year starter at Seattle Pacific University from 2013-2016, Lang officially joins the club after training with S2 for most of the 2017 campaign. He is eligible for selection on Saturday evening against Colorado Springs Switchbacks FC at Starfire Stadium (7:00 p.m. PT / Live-streamed on SoundersFC.com).
“We are very excited for Cody to get this opportunity,” said Director of Player Personnel Kurt Schmid. “He has shown great effort and attitude throughout the season at training sessions, and he is deserving of this chance to sign his first professional contract.”
A native of Spokane, Lang redshirted in 2012 before starring at Seattle Pacific for four seasons. The 6-4 goalkeeper earned 2015 GNAC Conference Defensive Player of the Year honors and holds the all-time conference record with 28 career shutouts. He participated in three NCAA Tournaments and finished his collegiate career with a 46-13-12 record.
“Cody has been on our radar for a while now and he has done well with our group in training sessions,” Sounders FC 2 Head Coach Ezra Hendrickson said. “He brings talent and depth to our goalkeeping corps.”
Lang is the first S2 goalkeeper to sign a USL contract this season. First Team goalkeepers Tyler Miller and Bryan Meredith have both seen significant minutes for S2, while Academy players Sam Fowler and Trey Muse are also eligible. With Muse recently beginning his freshman campaign at Indiana, it provided an opportunity for Lang to step in.
S2, currently in 11th place in the Western Conference with a record of 9-15-3, hosts Colorado Springs Switchbacks FC on Saturday, September 16 (7:00 p.m. PT / Live-streamed on Sounders FC.com).
TRANSACTION: Goalkeeper Cody Lang signed to S2’s roster on September 14, 2017.
Name: Cody Lang
Born: August 23, 1993 in Spokane, Washington
Hometown: Spokane, Washington
Citizenship: United States
Acquired: Signed to S2’s roster on September 14, 2017
S2’s current roster is listed below by positional breakdown.
CURRENT SEATTLE SOUNDERS FC 2 ROSTER
Goalkeepers (1): Cody Lang
Defenders (5): Rodrigue Ele, Brian Nana-Sinkam, Sam Rogers, Denso Ulysse, Steve Whyte
Midfielders (8): Guy Edoa, Azriel Gonzalez, Shandon Hopeau, Francisco Narbon, David Olsen, Lorenzo Ramos, Charles Renken, Ray Saari
Forwards (2): Felix Chenkam, Javorn Stevens