Sal Zizzo

Sal Zizzo
Sal Zizzo
Sal Zizzo
Defender
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Real Name: Sal Zizzo
HT: 5' 10" WT: 170
Age: 31 (04/03/1987)
Birthplace: San Diego, California, California
Hometown: San Diego, California

PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE

2016: Played 27 games, making 20 starts and contributing two assists... Made start at right back in season opener against Toronto on March 6... Assisted on game-winning goal on April 29 vs. FC Dallas... Earned assist on BWP goal on May 6 in Orlando... Played as a winger, his former position, as a sub on Sept 11 vs D.C. Playoffs: Appeared in two playoff matches, starting one. Champions League: Made three CCL appearances, all starts. Open Cup: Started and played a full 90 in both matches.

2015: Played 22 games, making 10 starts, and totaled two assists … Made first appearance with New York in a reserve role at Sporting Kansas City on March 8 ... First start for New York against D.C. United on March 22 ... Zizzo and his wife Destiny celebrated the birth of their first child - daughter Capri - on Monday, April 27... Returned from injury and played 45 minutes vs. Vancouver on June 20 ... Goal against New York Cosmos in Open Cup on July 1 ... Appeared as a sub at right back in Montreal Aug. 5 ... First start at right back at Portland, recorded assist on Sept. 20 ... Assist vs. Chicago on Oct. 25 … Started and played the full 90 minutes in all four MLS Cup Playoff games in the Eastern Conference Semifinals vs. D.C. and Eastern Conference Finals vs. Columbus.

2014: Appeared in 19 games, including 13 starts for Sporting KC … Had three assists in the regular season … Playoffs: Did not play in the knockout round loss to New York Red Bulls.

2013: Played in 10 games, including two starts for Portland Timbers … Scored one goal, but had his season cut short to repair a torn meniscus he suffered in the home opener versus New York Red Bulls … Playoffs: Did not play in Western Conference Semifinals or Finals.

2012: Began his season in May due to his 2012 injury … Appeared in 20 games and started 12 for Portland Timbers … Scored his first MLS goal on Aug. 15 vs. Toronto FC … Supplied four assists on the season.

2011: Acquired by Portland Timbers in exchange for allocation money … Appeared in 30 games and started in 14 … Had three assists in the regular season … Suffered a season-ending injury in October when he tore his ACL.

2010: Made MLS debut on Aug. 21 for Chivas USA … Played 10 matches and started once in his first MLS season … Recorded his first assist on Oct. 23 against Chicago Fire.

2007-09: Joined Hannover 96 and made nine appearances in his three seasons for the German club … Played most of his games for Hannover 96 II, appearing in 45 matches.

2006: Joined USL PDL side Orange County Blue Star.

INTERNATIONAL

United States international (1 cap) … Earned a call-up to the senior team and made his debut on Aug. 22, 2007 in a friendly against Sweden … Earned two caps for U.S. U-23 team in 2008 … Played in the 2007 U-20 FIFA World Cup and started in all five matches, helping the team reach the quarterfinals … Began his international career with the United States U-18 Men’s National Team and participated in the Lisbon International Tournament and the Milk Cup in Northern Ireland in 2005.

COLLEGE

Played two seasons for UCLA Bruins … In 2006, his second season, he was named Second Team NSCAA All-American, First Team All-Far-West, First Team Top Drawer Soccer National Team of the Season and First Team All-Pac-10 … Won Pac-10 Freshman of the Year and second-team All-Pac-10 selection as a freshman at UCLA.

PERSONAL

Pronounced, “ZEE-zoh.” … Once owned a food cart named Zizzo’s FC while with Portland Timbers … Co-hosted, “The Benny Feilhaber Show,” in 2014 with Sporting Kansas City and is a renowned keyboardist.

ACQUIRED

Joined New York Red Bulls from New York City FC on December 11, 2014, in exchange for the season long loan of Ryan Meara.


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Stats

MLS
Career Statistics (Regular Season)
YearClubGPGSGMINSASHTSSOGFCOFFYR
2018Atlanta United6101570004000
2017NY Red Bulls23180164426218051
2016NY Red Bulls282001920218515320
2015NY Red Bulls22100103221639110
2014Sporting Kansas City19130109731978000
2013Portland Timbers10212550221000
2012Portland Timbers20121117442464220
2011Portland Timbers3014015153221013300
2010Chivas USA10102541421000
Career Totals-16891290481711137739101
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