Kyle Zobeck

Kyle Zobeck
Kyle Zobeck
Kyle Zobeck
Real Name: Kyle Zobeck
HT: 6' 1" WT: 180
Age: 25 (02/06/1990)
Birthplace: Coralville, IA

How Acquired: Selected in the second round (26th overall) in the 2013 MLS Supplemental Draft


This is Kyle’s first season as a professional.

Valparaiso University

2012: Played in 19 matches, giving up 16 goals and making 56 saves on the season.

2011: Played every second in goal for the Crusaders as a redshirt junior, enjoying the best goalkeeping season in program history ... named Horizon League Goalkeeper of the Year and was a First Team All-League honoree ... earned a spot on the NSCAA All-Great Lakes Region Third Team ... set new program single-season records with 11 shutouts and a 0.66 GAA ... ranked 12th in the nation in goals against average ... led Valpo to Top 10 team rankings nationally in shutout percentage (0.55, 9th) and GAA (0.66, 10th) ... 11 shutouts is tied for seventh-most in a single season in Horizon League history ... Named a Tau Beta Pi Laureate, the highest distinction for a senior engineering student in the United States ... spent summer of 2012 playing for Carolina Railhawks U23 side which won USASA Region III U23 Men’s Cup and advanced to the National Cup semifinals.

2010: Split time between the pipes as a redshirt sophomore for the Crusaders ... appeared in eight contests, starting six ... posted a 2-2-2 record on the season and registered a pair of shutouts ... allowed just four goals on the season, good for a miniscule 0.56 GAA ... did not allow more than one goal in any of his eight appearances ... posted a save percentage of .852, making 23 stops over the course of the season ... Spent summer of 2011 playing for Carolina Railhawks U23 squad which won USASA U23 National Cup Championship, as well as USASA Region III U23 Men’s Cup.

2009: Sat out second season at Valpo as a redshirt.

2008: Played every minute in net during his rookie season for the Crusaders ... set Valpo’s then single-season goals against average record, posting a 1.47 GAA ... Recorded five shutouts on the season, tied for second-most in a single year in Valpo history ... two of his clean sheets were against nationally-ranked foes, as he posted a 0.62 GAA in three matches against top-25 teams ... also allowed just one goal in four matches ... recorded 98 saves on the season ... Earned valuable summer experience with the 2009 Iowa State Cup champion CRSA 89/90 side ... also played for the Des Moines Menace PDL.

Prep: A three-year letterwinner for the Trojans ... earned First Team All-State and All-Conference honors as a junior and senior ... named to state All-Tournament team both years as well ... selected state All-Star Game MVP as a senior ... registered 28 shutouts in his three-year career ... set school single-season records with a 0.25 GAA and 17 shutouts ... earned Academic All-Conference honors as a senior ... also played basketball ... a member of National Honor Society.


Zobeck majored in Mechanical Engineering at Valparaiso University… Parents are Mary and Bruce Zobeck… Has a brother, Bryan and sister, Bethany… Is still looking for his first hobby… Would be looking for a job and trying to coach soccer if he was not a professional soccer player… Favorite TV show is Californication… Favorite book is the Glass Castle… Favorite movie is the Dark Knight Rises… Favorite song is Babel by Mumford and Sons.


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