Danny Szetela

Danny Szetela
12
  • 5' 11"
  • 170 lbs.
  • 06-07-1987
  • Passaic, NJ

MLS Experience


2007: Szetela played six games for the Crew (four starts) during the 2007 campaign before signing with Racing Santander of La Liga in August.

2006: Though he missed most of the season due to a knee injury, Szetela still found time to play in four matches and notch his third career assist.

2005: Szetela started 13 games for the Crew, appearing in 16 contests total. He tallied one assist on the year, playing a career-high 1,117 minutes.

2004: After signing with MLS, Szetela was awarded to the Columbus Crew in a weighted lottery. He started four matches as a rookie, appearing in eight games total. Szetela earned his first career assist in the regular-season finale against Colorado and also logged minutes in a pair of playoff contests for the Crew.

 

Other Experience


2008: Szetela was loaned to Brescia Calcio of Italy’s Serie B in February 2008. After Szetela logged significant minutes for the Italian club, Racing Santander extended his loan to Brescia in July. He scored his first professional goal in league play on 10/18 against Triestina. Although a midseason coaching change saw Szetela lose his grip on a spot in the Brescia starting 11, the New Jersey native still managed to appear in a total of 26 Serie B games during his stint with the team.

2007: Szetela signed with Racing Santander of La Liga in August 2007. Although he never found the pitch in a La Liga match, the crafty midfielder did play in the Copa del Rey, making his first start on 11/14 against Malaga CF.

 

International Experience


2008: Szetela received his second cap and first-ever start in World Cup Qualifying in June, playing the second leg in a 9-0 aggregate win for the U.S. over Barbados. Later that summer, he was selected to the U.S. U-23 side that represented the country at the 2008 Olympic Games. Szetela played two matches in Beijing, making one start for the Americans.

2007: Szetela scored three goals in the FIFA U-20 World Cup in Canada, starting each of the U.S. team’s five games. Two of his goals came in an emotional 6-1 triumph over Poland, his parents’ home nation and a country he was previously eligible to play for. In addition, Szetela earned his first cap with the full Men’s National Team on 10/17 against Switzerland, assisting Michael Bradley’s game-winning goal in the 88th minute.

2005: Szetela was the second-youngest player on the 2005 U-17 World Championship roster, starting all four matches while helping the U.S. to a fifth-place finish. He also played two games with the U-20s at the FIFA World Youth Championship in Holland.

 

Acquired


Acquired via allocation on July 15, 2009.

Career Statistics (Regular Season)

Year Club GP GS G MIN A SHT SOG FC OFF Y R
2009 D.C. United 4 1 0 97 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2007 Columbus Crew 6 4 0 379 0 3 3 5 0 1 0
2006 Columbus Crew 4 3 0 237 1 4 3 5 0 0 0
2005 Columbus Crew 16 13 0 1116 1 16 1 36 0 3 0
2004 Columbus Crew 8 4 0 373 1 6 1 12 2 3 0
Career Totals 38 25 0 2203 3 29 8 58 2 7 0

2009 Season Statistics

Competition Club GP GS G MIN A SHT SOG FC OFF Y R
MLS Regular Season D.C. United 4 1 0 97 0 0 0 0 0 0 0

2007 Season Statistics

Competition Club GP GS G MIN A SHT SOG FC OFF Y R
MLS Regular Season Columbus Crew 6 4 0 379 0 3 3 5 0 1 0

2006 Season Statistics

Competition Club GP GS G MIN A SHT SOG FC OFF Y R
MLS Regular Season Columbus Crew 4 3 0 237 1 4 3 5 0 0 0

2005 Season Statistics

Competition Club GP GS G MIN A SHT SOG FC OFF Y R
MLS Regular Season Columbus Crew 16 13 0 1116 1 16 1 36 0 3 0

2004 Season Statistics

Competition Club GP GS G MIN A SHT SOG FC OFF Y R
MLS Playoffs Columbus Crew 2 0 0 22 0 2 1 1 0 0 0
MLS Regular Season Columbus Crew 8 4 0 373 1 6 1 12 2 3 0
GP: Games Played, GS: Games Started, G: Goals, MIN: Minutes Played, A: Assists, SHT: Shots, SOG: Shots on Goal, FC: Fouls Committed, FS: Fouls Suffered, OFF: Offsides, Y: Yellow Cards, R: Red Cards, GF: Goals For, GA: Goals Against, SO: Shutouts, SV: Saves, CK: Corner Kicks, PKA: Penalty Kick Attempts, PKG: Penalty Kick Goals, PKS: Penalty Kick Saves

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