Tom Dutra

Tom Dutra is a retired American soccer goalkeeper who is currently the goalkeeper coach for Seattle Sounders FC of Major League Soccer

Tom Dutra
Dutra warming up with the Seattle Sounders goalkeepers in 2014.
Personal information
Date of birth (1972-09-04) September 4, 1972
Place of birth Lacey, Washington, United States
Height 6 ft 1 in (1.85 m)
Playing position Goalkeeper
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1995 Oregon Surge
1996 Seattle Sounders 3 (0)
1997–1998 New Orleans Riverboat Gamblers
1999 Lehigh Valley Steam
Teams managed
2002–2006 Pacific Lutheran University (assistant)
2007–2008 St. Martin's University (assistant)
2006–2008 Seattle Sounders (assistant)
2009– Seattle Sounders FC (assistant)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only



Dutra graduated from Timberline High School in 1991.


In 1992, Dutra played in Mexico and in 1994, he played in Germany. In 1995, Dutra played for the Oregon Surge of the USISL. He also spent time in the Netherlands and Germany. In April 1996, he signed with the Seattle Sounders of the USISL A-League.[1][2] Dutra backed up starter Marcus Hahnemann. In March 1997, Dutra moved to the New Orleans Riverboat Gamblers.[3] He broke his ankle in the first half of the second game of the season, losing the rest of the season. He came back in 1998 only to break a rib during an early season game.[4] In 1999, he moved to the Lehigh Valley Steam.[5]


In 2006, Dutra became the goalkeeper coach for the Seattle Sounders of the USL First Division. On December 28, 2008, the expansion Seattle Sounders FC of Major League Soccer announced they had hired Dutra as the team's goalkeeper coach.[6]


  1. SOCCER - DALIGCON AMONG FOUR SOUNDER SIGNEES Seattle Post-Intelligencer - Thursday, April 18, 1996
  2. 1996 Seattle Sounders team photo
  3. AS TRAINING CAMP DRAWS NEAR, GAMBLERS ASSEMBLE NEW ROSTER Times-Picayune, The (New Orleans, LA) - Tuesday, March 4, 1997
  4. N.O. GOALKEEPER DUTRA FIGHTING THROUGH PAIN Times-Picayune, The (New Orleans, LA) - Sunday, May 31, 1998
  5. Express blanked by Steam The News & Observer - Sunday, August 1, 1999
  6. Sounders FC hires Tom Dutra as goalkeepers coach

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