Lance Friesz

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Lance Friesz
Personal information
Full name Lance Friesz
Date of birth (1983-09-16) September 16, 1983 (age 33)
Place of birth Mission Viejo, California, United States
Height 6 ft 3 in (1.91 m)
Playing position Goalkeeper
Club information
Current team
Pateadores SC
Youth career
University of San Diego
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2005 Boulder Rapids Reserve 3 (0)
2006 Los Angeles Storm 14 (0)
2007 Los Angeles Galaxy 0 (0)
2008 St. Patrick's Athletic 4 (0)
2010- Pateadores SC

* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of May 2, 2012.

Lance Friesz (born September 16, 1983 in Mission Viejo, California) is a football (soccer) goalkeeper, currently playing for amateur team Pateadores SC in the Coast Soccer League.

Early life and career[edit]

Friesz grew up in Laguna Niguel, California with his parents and younger sister, attended Dana Hills High School, and played college soccer at the University of San Diego. During his college years he played in the USL Premier Development League for both Boulder Rapids Reserve and Los Angeles Storm.

Friesz was drafted to play for Los Angeles Galaxy, where he was second reserve goalkeeper behind Joe Cannon and Steve Cronin, but he never saw any first team playing time and was waived at the end of 2007. Friesz made headlines during his time with Galaxy for being the team's lowest wage earner. According to a BBC report his then-teammate David Beckham earned 503.9 times more than him.[1]

Friesz moved to the Republic of Ireland in 2008, and played for St. Patrick's Athletic, but was released at the end of the season having made just four first team appearances.

Friesz returned to the United States; dince 2010 he has been playing for the Yorba Linda, California-based amateur team Pateadores SC in the USASA Coast Soccer League.[2]

Post-soccer career[edit]

Friesz ended his professional soccer career in 2008 and went to work for AeroCom, a telecommunications agency based in Costa Mesa, California. Friesz currently works for Fidelity Investments in Mission Viejo. He is a Financial Consultant.


  1. ^ [1] BBC Gossip Column, 18 July 2007
  2. ^ 2010-11 Pateadores SC roster

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