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Marcelo Saragosa

Marcelo Saragosa
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Midfielder
  • 6'
  • 175 lbs.
  • 01-22-1982
  • Campo Grande, Brazil

MLS Experience

2012: Signing with D.C United on February 6, Saragosa played a key role in vaulting the club to its first post-season berth in five years. A role player for much of the season, Saragosa started nine of the remaining 11 games of the regular season, becoming a steadying force in the middle of the park alongside Perry Kitchen. The midfielder scored his first MLS goal in four years against the Columbus Crew on October 20, a crucial game-tying strike with playoff implications on the line.

2011: Saragosa left MLS following the 2010 season and spent two seasons in the Azerbaijan first division, first with FC Absheron and then with Ravan Baku.

2010: In his only full season with Chivas USA, Saragosa played in 14 matches (nine starts), registering one assist.

2009: Began the 2009 MLS Season with FC Dallas, playing in nine games (eight starts) before joining Chivas USA in a trade on July 17. Saragosa played in eight games (seven starts) for Chivas USA.

2008: Appeared in 25 games, matching his career-high of two assists set in 2007, and scoring the second goal of his career on Oct. 18 at Real Salt Lake. Started 16 games in a defensive midfield role and seven games on the left side of the midfield.

2007: For FC Dallas, made 13 regular-season appearances, and the team earned a 9-1-3 record (W-L-T) in those games, going 4-11-2 without him in the lineup. Finished the season with two assists.

2006: Started 10 of the first 15 games for the LA Galaxy before having his rights traded to Dallas in July, and on the day he was acquired, played the final 18 minutes and scored the second goal in 2-0 win vs. Tigres of the Mexican First Division in a friendly.

2005: Returned to São Paulo at the beginning of the year and was then loaned to first-division Brazilian side Nautico, where he played for four months before the LA Galaxy then purchased him from Sao Paolo in August. Helped the team win the MLS Cup and the U.S. Open Cup, and scored his first MLS goal in 2-1 win vs. KC on Sept. 25.

2004: Loaned from Brazilian-powerhouse São Paolo to the Los Angeles Galaxy, after being scouted by then-Galaxy assistant coach Martin Vasquez. Started 24 of the 26 he played in before his one-year loan ended and he returned to São Paulo.

Other Professional Experience
Made his first team debut with Sao Paolo as an 18-year old versus Santos, entering in the second half as a right back. Had joined the Sao Paolo youth system as a 13 year old after playing for one year at Portuegessa, where he was spotted by São Paulo scouts. Was on Sao Paolo's U-20 team that participated in the 2001 Dallas Cup.

Youth Teams
In Brazil, Marcelo Saragosa started his career with Portuegessa at the age of 12 where he played for one year before joining the youth sides of famed club São Paulo FC, where he played alongside Chivas USA’s Paulo Nagamura and Real Madrid’s Kaká.

Personal
Is the middle of five siblings - two older brothers, one younger brother, and one younger sister…father was a Colonel in the Brazilian Army and later practiced dentistry...prior to joining his first youth team, was also a handball player that was selected to his regional squad...was also a competitive ping-pong player - one of the youngest members of the Santa Catarina state-team…is a devoted Christian, and likes the music of Michael W. Smith…while together at Sao Paolo, Marcelo lived with Brazilian and Real Madrid star midfielder Kaká and his family...their friendship has remained strong as each served as each other's best man in their respective weddings…was given nickname "Gallo", which means rooster, because of his hair….while at Sao Paolo, met his wife Carolina, who was a volleyball player at the club...the couple have a son, Matheus.

Honors
MLS Cup Champion (2005)
U.S. Open Cup Champion (2005)

Acquired
Joined Chivas USA in a trade with FC Dallas on July 17, 2009.

Career Statistics (Regular Season)

Year Club GP GS G MIN A SHT SOG FC OFF Y R
2013 D.C. United 8 4 0 410 0 1 0 7 0 2 0
2012 D.C. United 16 12 1 1120 1 8 4 32 0 4 0
2010 Chivas USA 14 9 0 823 1 5 2 17 0 2 0
2009 Chivas USA 8 7 0 656 0 3 1 20 0 2 1
2009 FC Dallas 9 8 0 616 1 2 1 13 0 3 1
2008 FC Dallas 25 23 1 1809 2 14 4 41 1 9 1
2007 FC Dallas 13 10 0 800 2 3 1 33 0 4 1
2006 FC Dallas 7 3 0 289 0 2 0 13 0 0 0
2006 Los Angeles Galaxy 10 10 0 822 0 5 2 35 0 4 0
2005 Los Angeles Galaxy 4 2 1 255 0 1 1 4 0 0 0
2004 Los Angeles Galaxy 26 24 0 2122 1 9 1 62 0 6 0
Career Totals 140 112 3 9722 8 53 17 277 1 35 4

2013 Season Statistics

Competition Club GP GS G MIN A SHT SOG FC OFF Y R
MLS Regular Season D.C. United 8 4 0 410 0 1 0 7 0 2 0

2012 Season Statistics

Competition Club GP GS G MIN A SHT SOG FC OFF Y R
MLS Playoffs D.C. United 4 4 0 265 0 1 1 6 0 0 0
MLS Regular Season D.C. United 16 12 1 1120 1 8 4 32 0 4 0

2010 Season Statistics

Competition Club GP GS G MIN A SHT SOG FC OFF Y R
MLS Regular Season Chivas USA 14 9 0 823 1 5 2 17 0 2 0

2009 Season Statistics

Competition Club GP GS G MIN A SHT SOG FC OFF Y R
MLS Playoffs Chivas USA 1 1 0 90 0 0 0 1 0 1 0
MLS Regular Season Chivas USA 8 7 0 656 0 3 1 20 0 2 1
MLS Regular Season FC Dallas 9 8 0 616 1 2 1 13 0 3 1

2008 Season Statistics

Competition Club GP GS G MIN A SHT SOG FC OFF Y R
MLS Regular Season FC Dallas 25 23 1 1809 2 14 4 41 1 9 1

2007 Season Statistics

Competition Club GP GS G MIN A SHT SOG FC OFF Y R
MLS Playoffs FC Dallas 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
MLS Regular Season FC Dallas 13 10 0 800 2 3 1 33 0 4 1

2006 Season Statistics

Competition Club GP GS G MIN A SHT SOG FC OFF Y R
MLS Playoffs FC Dallas 2 0 0 57 0 0 0 5 0 1 0
MLS Regular Season FC Dallas 7 3 0 289 0 2 0 13 0 0 0
MLS Regular Season Los Angeles Galaxy 10 10 0 822 0 5 2 35 0 4 0

2005 Season Statistics

Competition Club GP GS G MIN A SHT SOG FC OFF Y R
MLS Playoffs Los Angeles Galaxy 2 1 0 41 0 0 0 3 0 0 0
MLS Regular Season Los Angeles Galaxy 4 2 1 255 0 1 1 4 0 0 0

2004 Season Statistics

Competition Club GP GS G MIN A SHT SOG FC OFF Y R
MLS Playoffs Los Angeles Galaxy 3 3 0 242 0 2 1 8 0 0 0
MLS Regular Season Los Angeles Galaxy 26 24 0 2122 1 9 1 62 0 6 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

Regular Season Game Log

Date Match Result Appearance MINS G A SHT SOG FC FS Y R
10/27/2013 HOU @ DC L 2-1 Unused Sub 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
10/18/2013 DC @ KC L 0-1 Unused Sub 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
10/12/2013 PHI @ DC T 1-1 Unused Sub 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
10/4/2013 CHI @ DC L 3-0 Unused Sub 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
9/28/2013 DC @ TOR L 1-4 Started 90 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0
9/21/2013 DC @ NE L 1-2 Unused Sub 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
9/14/2013 LA @ DC T 2-2 Unused Sub 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
9/8/2013 DC @ CHV L 0-1 Unused Sub 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
8/31/2013 DC @ NY L 1-2 Unused Sub 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
8/24/2013 TOR @ DC T 1-1 Unused Sub 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
8/17/2013 DC @ MTL L 1-2 Unused Sub 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
8/10/2013 DC @ PHI L 0-2 Unused Sub 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
8/3/2013 MTL @ DC W 1-3 Unused Sub 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
7/27/2013 NE @ DC L 2-1 Unused Sub 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
7/20/2013 DC @ CHI L 1-4 Unused Sub 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
7/7/2013 DC @ COL T 0-0 Unused Sub 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
7/3/2013 DC @ SEA L 0-2 Unused Sub 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
6/29/2013 VAN @ DC L 1-0 Unused Sub 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
6/22/2013 SJ @ DC W 0-1 Unused Sub 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
6/15/2013 TOR @ DC L 2-1 Unused Sub 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
6/8/2013 DC @ NE T 0-0 Unused Sub 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
6/2/2013 DC @ CHI L 0-2 Unused Sub 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
5/25/2013 POR @ DC L 2-0 Unused Sub 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
5/19/2013 KC @ DC T 1-1 Unused Sub 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
5/11/2013 DC @ DAL L 1-2 Unused Sub 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
5/8/2013 HOU @ DC L 4-0 Subbed On 45 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 0
4/27/2013 DC @ CLB L 0-3 Subbed On 17 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
4/21/2013 PHI @ DC L 3-2 Started 45 0 0 0 0 2 3 0 0
4/13/2013 NY @ DC L 2-0 Unused Sub 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
4/5/2013 DC @ KC L 0-1 Subbed On 25 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0
3/23/2013 CLB @ DC L 2-1 Unused Sub 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
3/16/2013 DC @ NY T 0-0 Started 90 0 0 1 0 1 3 0 0
3/9/2013 RSL @ DC W 0-1 Subbed On 15 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
3/2/2013 DC @ HOU L 0-2 Started 83 0 0 0 0 2 1 0 0
10/27/2012 DC @ CHI T 1-1 Started 90 0 0 0 0 3 1 0 0
10/20/2012 CLB @ DC W 2-3 Started 90 1 0 2 2 1 2 0 0
10/6/2012 DC @ TOR W 1-0 Started 77 0 0 0 0 2 1 1 0
9/29/2012 DC @ POR T 1-1 Started 90 0 0 2 0 3 1 0 0
9/23/2012 CHV @ DC W 0-1 Started 90 0 0 0 0 4 2 1 0
9/20/2012 DC @ PHI W 1-0 Unused Sub 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
9/15/2012 NE @ DC W 1-2 Unused Sub 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
9/1/2012 DC @ RSL L 0-1 Started 81 0 0 1 0 3 0 1 0
8/29/2012 NY @ DC T 2-2 Started 90 0 0 0 0 3 1 0 0
8/25/2012 DC @ MTL L 0-3 Started 90 0 0 2 1 2 0 0 0
8/22/2012 CHI @ DC W 2-4 Started 90 0 0 1 1 2 3 0 0
8/19/2012 PHI @ DC T 1-1 Subbed On 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0
8/11/2012 DC @ KC L 1-2 Subbed On 45 0 0 0 0 1 1 1 0
8/4/2012 CLB @ DC W 0-1 Unused Sub 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
7/21/2012 DC @ CLB L 0-1 Unused Sub 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
7/15/2012 DC @ HOU L 0-4 Unused Sub 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
6/30/2012 MTL @ DC W 0-3 Unused Sub 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
6/24/2012 DC @ NY L 2-3 Unused Sub 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
6/16/2012 DC @ PHI W 1-0 Unused Sub 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
5/26/2012 NE @ DC W 2-3 Unused Sub 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
5/19/2012 TOR @ DC W 1-3 Subbed On 15 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
5/16/2012 COL @ DC W 0-2 Unused Sub 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
5/12/2012 DC @ HOU L 0-1 Unused Sub 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
5/5/2012 DC @ TOR W 2-0 Unused Sub 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
5/2/2012 DC @ SJ L 3-5 Started 45 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
4/28/2012 HOU @ DC W 2-3 Subbed On 46 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
4/22/2012 NY @ DC W 1-4 Unused Sub 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
4/18/2012 MTL @ DC T 1-1 Unused Sub 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
4/14/2012 DC @ NE W 2-1 Unused Sub 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
4/7/2012 SEA @ DC T 0-0 Unused Sub 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
3/30/2012 DAL @ DC W 1-4 Unused Sub 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
3/24/2012 DC @ VAN T 0-0 Started 90 0 0 0 0 3 2 0 0
3/18/2012 DC @ LA L 1-3 Started 90 0 1 0 0 4 2 0 0
3/10/2012 KC @ DC L 1-0 Unused Sub 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
10/23/2010 CHI @ CHV L 4-1 Unused Sub 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
10/20/2010 CHV @ SJ L 0-3 Started 45 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0
10/15/2010 CHV @ SEA L 1-2 Unused Sub 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
10/9/2010 TOR @ CHV W 0-3 Unused Sub 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
10/3/2010 LA @ CHV L 2-1 Unused Sub 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
9/25/2010 CHV @ PHI L 0-3 Unused Sub 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
9/19/2010 KC @ CHV L 2-0 Unused Sub 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
9/10/2010 NE @ CHV W 0-2 Subbed On 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
9/4/2010 CHV @ COL L 0-3 Unused Sub 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
8/29/2010 DC @ CHV W 0-1 Started 90 0 0 1 0 4 1 1 0
8/21/2010 CHV @ DAL L 0-1 Unused Sub 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
8/14/2010 SEA @ CHV T 0-0 Unused Sub 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
8/7/2010 CHV @ TOR L 1-2 Unused Sub 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
7/31/2010 CLB @ CHV W 1-3 Unused Sub 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
7/24/2010 CHV @ RSL T 1-1 Unused Sub 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
7/10/2010 CHV @ KC W 2-0 Started 90 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0
7/3/2010 PHI @ CHV T 1-1 Unused Sub 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
6/26/2010 DAL @ CHV L 2-1 Unused Sub 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
6/5/2010 CHV @ NY L 0-1 Started 63 0 0 2 1 1 1 0 0
5/29/2010 CHV @ DC L 2-3 Started 90 0 0 0 0 2 1 0 0
5/22/2010 RSL @ CHV L 2-1 Started 90 0 1 0 0 2 1 1 0
5/15/2010 CHV @ CLB L 0-1 Subbed On 7 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
5/8/2010 HOU @ CHV L 2-0 Subbed On 45 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0
5/5/2010 CHV @ NE W 4-0 Subbed On 30 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0
5/1/2010 CHV @ CHI T 1-1 Subbed On 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
4/24/2010 SJ @ CHV W 2-3 Unused Sub 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
4/17/2010 CHV @ HOU L 0-3 Unused Sub 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
4/10/2010 NY @ CHV W 0-2 Started 90 0 0 1 0 0 2 0 0
4/1/2010 CHV @ LA L 0-2 Started 90 0 0 0 0 2 1 0 0
3/26/2010 COL @ CHV L 1-0 Started 90 0 0 1 1 1 1 0 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