Michael Abalos

Michael Abalos
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Goalkeeper
  • 6' 3"
  • 185 lbs.
  • 11-10-1989
  • San Juan Capistrano, California

What Scouts Say: "Modern goalkeeper. Can do it all ... GK of the year in the conference ... Clean catching and he organized well ... He has good feet ... Northridge possessed and played out of the back and they were not afraid to play back to the goalkeeper ... Solid goalkeeper. Didn't see a major weakness ... Good size on him ... Could be a good back-up ... Manages the box, has good feet, gets to crossed balls, nice goalkeeper ... Underrated. Can go very far ... Excellent with his feet and he's a soccer player ... Knows the game and probably can play in the field ... Great offensive distribution as good as anybody in the nation ... Can distribute with a punt, a throw or a pass back ... Unbelievable one-on-one shot blocker. You can play a high line with him. You don't have to protect him ... Real nice frame, good athleticism, good frame to him and he doesn't make mistakes ... Will make for a good understudy in MLS ... Reliable. You never saw him make a big mistake."

College: Played all four seasons (2009-2012) at Cal State Northridge ... Competed in 16 games his freshman season, posting a 7-7-2 record, 1.17 goals-against average, 60 saves, and five shutouts. Earned All-Big West Honorable Mention honors ... Played 18 games in the 2010 season, finished with a 3-12-2 record. Posted two shutouts, 74 saves (.718 save percentage) and a goals against average of 1.69 ... Played 18 games in the 2011 season, finishing with a 6-8-3 record. Put up seven shutouts, 69 saves, a 1.18 goals against average and a save percentage of .758. Named All-Big West Honorable Mention ... Enjoyed his best year with the Matadors in the 2012 season, finishing 14-7 with eight shutouts and an assist from a long punt. Named Big West Conference Goalkeeper of the Year, All-Big West First Team and NSCAA All-Far West Region First Team.

Prep: Graduated Santa Margarita Catholic High School. Earned two letters as the goalkeeper for the Eagles during their 2006 and 2007 CIF Championship seasons. Team captain during the 2007 season.

Personal: Mother and father were born in Argentina.

Links:

CSU Northridge: Official player page

TopDrawerSoccer.com: Player page

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