Sal Zizzo

Sal Zizzo
Sal Zizzo
Sal Zizzo
Real Name: Sal Zizzo
HT: 5' 10" WT: 170
Age: 33 (04/03/1987)
Birthplace: San Diego, California, California
Hometown: San Diego, California


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.


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.


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.


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.


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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Career Statistics (Regular Season)
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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