Boston City FC has signed former Dutch Under 20 national team goalkeeper Wouter Dronkers, who spent the past three seasons with Vitesse Arnhem of the Eredivisie, the top professional league in the Netherlands.

Dronkers has also played with FC Twente, where he was part of the club’s UEFA Europa League squad, while the club was managed by former England boss Steve McClaren, who guided Twente to the Dutch title and won the Johan Cruyff Shield, also known as the Dutch Super Cup.

Dronkers has represented the Dutch national team level at every age group from Under 15s to Under 20s and was coached by former Manchester United goalkeeper Raimond van de Gouw at Vitesse. During his time there, he played alongside American international defender Matt Miazga and won the Dutch League Cup in 2017.

The 24-year-old is combining his soccer career with doing research at the Boston Children’s Hospital and the Harvard Medical School, as a fourth-year medical student from the Erasmus University Rotterdam, pursuing life as a surgeon after his soccer career.

“It has always been a dream for me to play soccer abroad,” said Dronkers.  “I’m looking forward to stepping up my game to play NPSL soccer at Boston City, an ambitious club, which has exactly what I am looking for at this time in my career.”

The Lions will kick off the 2018 National Premier Soccer League season at home to New York Cosmos B on Sunday, April 29 at 6pm ET at Malden Catholic High School.  Season tickets for the club’s third season are now on sale priced $80, with an eight-match package, to include three special event matches, which will be announced at a later date.  Season ticket holders will receive an exclusive Boston City FC drawstring bag provided by official outfitter and apparel supplier New Balance, for a limited time.  Tickets may be purchased online at or by calling 617-513-0202.