Sal Zizzo

Sal Zizzo
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Midfielder
  • Sporting Kansas City
  • 5' 10"
  • 165 lbs.
  • 04-03-1987
  • San Diego, CA

2013: Played in 10 games (2 starts) during the regular season and registered one goal ... He started back-to-back games at right back on Sept. 7 and 14 ... Contributed to a shutout in a 4-0 win over Toronto FC on Sept. 7, at JELD-WEN Field ... Tallied his second career MLS goal in the 78th minute of a 4-2 loss at Real Salt Lake on Aug. 30 ... Missed eight games during the regular season due to a knee injury ... Appeared in two matches during the club's run in the 2013 Lamar Hunt U.S. Open Cup ... Started the second half and played 45 minutes of a 5-1 win against the Wilmington Hammerheads in the third round of the U.S. Open Cup on May 29 at JELD-WEN Field ... Played all 90 minutes at right back, helping keep a clean sheet, in a 2-0 win over the Tampa Bay Rowdies (NASL) in the fourth round of the 2013 Lamar Hunt U.S. Open Cup on June 12 ... Played in the club's 1-0 win over EPL side Norwich City FC in a friendly July 24 at JELD-WEN Field ... Started and played the full 90 of a 1-0 win over Mexico's Monarcas Morelia in a friendly July 3 at JELD-WEN Field, helping the club claim the inaugural Copa Verde ... Recorded two goals and two assists over seven games with the Timbers Reserves during the MLS Reserve League season ... Scored the game-tying goal on a free kick in the 82nd minute of a 1-1 draw for the Timbers Reserves against the Vancouver Whitecaps FC Reserves on May 19 ... Notched the equalizing goal in a second straight match for the Timbers Reserves on a second-half penalty kick in a 4-4 comeback draw on the road June 1 against VSI Tampa Bay FC ... Assisted on the winning goal in a 1-0 road win over the San Jose Earthquakes Reserves on July 28.

2012: Tallied his career-high fourth assist of the season Sept. 22 against Real Salt Lake ... Named to the MLS Team of the Week for Week 26 after notching his third assist in as many games Aug. 31 against Colorado ... Named to the MLSsoccer.com MLS Team of the Week for Week 24 following a multiple-assist performance in a loss to New York on Aug. 19 ... It was the first multi-assist outing in his career and the third by a Timbers player this season ... Made his 50th MLS appearance and scored his first MLS goal in a 2-2 draw at Toronto FC Aug. 15 ... His first-half strike against Toronto FC ended the Timbers' seven-match scoreless run on the road at 718 minutes ... Scored his first MLS Reserve League goal of the season in a 4-2 win against Chivas USA on July 29 ... Started and played 71 minutes in an exhibition match against Aston Villa on July 24 ... Appeared in seven straight MLS matches as a second-half sub from May 15-July 3 ... Made his first start of the season on June 30 against Colorado ... Recorded an assist in a MLS Reserve League match June 18 against Chivas USA ... Played 45 minutes as a halftime substitute on May 20 against Chicago ... Made his 2012 season debut on May 15 against Houston, entering the match as a 60th-minute substitute ... Made his first appearance in the available 18 and was an unused sub on May 5 against Columbus ... Started two consecutive MLS Reserve League matches against Seattle (April 10) and Vancouver (April 22) ... Played 23 minutes in a MLS Reserve League game on March 27 at San Jose, his first competitive action since sustaining a torn anterior cruciate ligament on Oct. 14, 2011.

2011: Ranked among team leaders in games played, with 30 appearances for the Timbers ... Made 10 consecutive starts from Aug. 3 to Sept. 21 ... Came off the bench in 15 of his first 17 appearances of the season ... Earned assists in back-to-back home matches, setting up Eddie Johnson’s goal against Toronto FC on July 30 and an Eric Brunner header on Aug. 3 against the LA Galaxy ... Scored his lone goal of the season in an exhibition win over Argentine side C.A. Independiente on July 26. ... Notched an assist in a friendly loss to EPL side West Bromwich Albion on July 20 ... Started and played 111 minutes in an overtime loss to San Jose in a U.S. Open Cup qualifying match May 3 ... Acquired by Portland in exchange for allocation money in a trade with Chivas USA on Feb. 16, 2011.

2010: Acquired by Chivas USA through a weighted lottery conducted by MLS on July 21, 2010 ... Played in 10 games (1 start) over the second half of the season, totaling 254 minutes and one assist ... His assist came in a 4-1 loss to Chicago on Oct. 23 at The Home Depot Center.

2009-10: Played one match for Hannover 96 ... Also played in seven games for Hannover 96 II, Hannover’s reserve team, and knocked in three goals ... Was sent on loan to German second-division club Fortuna Dusseldorf but returned to Hannover due to illness ... Suffered a season-ending knee injury in October 2009.

2008-09: Played five league matches and one DFB Cup match for Hannover 96 ... Made 17 appearances for Han­nover 96 II, scoring one goal.

2007-08: Was signed by German Bundesliga (first division) club Hannover 96 in July 2007 ... Played two matches for the first team, including his professional debut on May 10, 2008, against Werder Bremen ... Also made 21 appear­ances for Hannover 96 II and scored four goals.

INTERNATIONAL: Represented the United States at the U-18 and U-20 levels ... Participated in the Lisbon International Tournament and the Milk Cup in Northern Ireland with the U-18s in 2005 ... Suited up for the U.S. U-20 National Team in the 2007 FIFA U-20 World Cup, starting all five of the team’s matches in the tournament and helping the team reach the quarterfinals ... Made his senior national team debut Aug. 22, 2007, in a friendly against Sweden.

COLLEGE: Played two collegiate seasons at UCLA from 2005-06 ... Made an immediate impact as a freshman, compiling a goal and five assists in 20 games (16 starts) in 2005 ... Was included on All-Freshman teams by several publications, including Soccer America and College Soccer News ... Named the Pac-10 Freshman of the Year ... In 2006, finished second on the team in scoring with seven goals and nine assists in 23 games (all starts) ... Led the Pac-10 in assists as a sophomore ... Among his many accolades, named to the NSCAA All-America second team and the All-Pac-10 first team ... Led the Bruins to the Pac-10 championship in 2005 and back-to-back NCAA tournament appearances, including a trip to the 2006 Col­lege Cup finals.

PERSONAL: Pronounced “ZEE-zoh” ... Lists Manches­ter United forward Michael Owen as one of his favorite athletes ... Was also a four-year letterman in baseball at Patrick Henry High School ... Likes all types of music ... Enjoys playing video games ... in the offseason, opened an Italian foodcart, Zizzo’s FC, in downtown Portland.

Career Statistics (Regular Season)

Year Club GP GS G MIN A SHT SOG FC OFF Y R
2014 Sporting Kansas City 13 9 0 804 3 18 7 5 0 0 0
2013 Portland Timbers 10 2 1 255 0 2 2 1 0 0 0
2012 Portland Timbers 20 12 1 1174 4 24 6 4 2 2 0
2011 Portland Timbers 30 14 0 1515 3 22 10 13 3 0 0
2010 Chivas USA 10 1 0 254 1 4 2 1 0 0 0
Career Totals 83 38 2 4002 11 70 27 24 5 2 0

2014 Season Statistics

Competition Club GP GS G MIN A SHT SOG FC OFF Y R
MLS Regular Season Sporting Kansas City 13 9 0 804 3 18 7 5 0 0 0

2013 Season Statistics

Competition Club GP GS G MIN A SHT SOG FC OFF Y R
MLS Playoffs Portland Timbers 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
MLS Regular Season Portland Timbers 10 2 1 255 0 2 2 1 0 0 0

2012 Season Statistics

Competition Club GP GS G MIN A SHT SOG FC OFF Y R
MLS Regular Season Portland Timbers 20 12 1 1174 4 24 6 4 2 2 0

2011 Season Statistics

Competition Club GP GS G MIN A SHT SOG FC OFF Y R
MLS Regular Season Portland Timbers 30 14 0 1515 3 22 10 13 3 0 0

2010 Season Statistics

Competition Club GP GS G MIN A SHT SOG FC OFF Y R
MLS Regular Season Chivas USA 10 1 0 254 1 4 2 1 0 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

Regular Season Game Log

Date Match Result Appearance MINS G A SHT SOG FC FS Y R
7/26/2014 KC @ TOR W 2-1 Unused Sub 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
7/19/2014 LA @ KC W 1-2 Unused Sub 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
7/16/2014 KC @ CLB W 2-1 Unused Sub 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
7/12/2014 KC @ MTL W 2-1 Unused Sub 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
7/6/2014 CHI @ KC T 1-1 Subbed On 10 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
6/27/2014 KC @ POR W 1-0 Started 80 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0
6/6/2014 KC @ HOU W 2-0 Subbed On 45 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0
5/31/2014 KC @ DC L 0-1 Unused Sub 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
5/27/2014 NY @ KC T 1-1 Started 72 0 0 2 1 0 0 0 0
5/23/2014 TOR @ KC T 2-2 Subbed On 54 0 1 2 0 2 1 0 0
5/18/2014 KC @ CHI L 1-2 Unused Sub 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
5/14/2014 PHI @ KC L 2-1 Started 55 0 0 3 3 0 1 0 0
5/10/2014 KC @ MTL W 3-0 Unused Sub 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
5/4/2014 CLB @ KC W 0-2 Unused Sub 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
4/26/2014 KC @ NE L 0-2 Started 55 0 0 1 0 1 1 0 0
4/19/2014 MTL @ KC W 0-4 Started 66 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 0
4/5/2014 RSL @ KC T 0-0 Started 80 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 0
3/29/2014 KC @ COL W 3-2 Started 90 0 2 2 0 1 1 0 0
3/22/2014 SJ @ KC W 0-1 Started 75 0 0 3 0 0 1 0 0
3/15/2014 DAL @ KC T 1-1 Started 90 0 0 3 1 0 1 0 0
3/8/2014 KC @ SEA L 0-1 Subbed On 32 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0
10/26/2013 POR @ CHV W 5-0 Unused Sub 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
10/19/2013 RSL @ POR T 0-0 Subbed On 2 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 0
10/13/2013 SEA @ POR W 0-1 Subbed On 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
10/6/2013 POR @ VAN T 2-2 Unused Sub 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
9/29/2013 LA @ POR W 0-1 Unused Sub 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
9/20/2013 COL @ POR W 0-1 Unused Sub 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
9/14/2013 POR @ CHV T 1-1 Started 90 0 0 0 0 1 2 0 0
9/7/2013 TOR @ POR W 0-4 Started 90 0 0 0 0 0 3 0 0
8/30/2013 POR @ RSL L 2-4 Subbed On 16 1 0 1 1 0 0 0 0
8/25/2013 POR @ SEA L 0-1 Subbed On 9 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
8/21/2013 RSL @ POR T 3-3 Unused Sub 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
8/17/2013 DAL @ POR W 1-2 Unused Sub 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
8/3/2013 VAN @ POR T 1-1 Unused Sub 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
7/27/2013 POR @ SJ L 1-2 Unused Sub 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
7/20/2013 POR @ PHI T 0-0 Unused Sub 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
7/13/2013 LA @ POR W 1-2 Subbed On 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
7/7/2013 POR @ CLB L 0-1 Unused Sub 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
6/23/2013 COL @ POR W 0-3 Unused Sub 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
6/19/2013 POR @ LA T 0-0 Subbed On 2 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0
6/15/2013 DAL @ POR W 0-1 Unused Sub 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
6/8/2013 POR @ CHI T 2-2 Subbed On 23 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0
5/25/2013 POR @ DC W 2-0 Unused Sub 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
5/18/2013 POR @ VAN T 2-2 Unused Sub 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
5/12/2013 CHV @ POR W 0-3 Unused Sub 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
5/8/2013 POR @ DAL T 1-1 Unused Sub 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
5/2/2013 NE @ POR T 0-0 Unused Sub 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
4/27/2013 POR @ KC W 3-2 Unused Sub 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
4/21/2013 POR @ SJ T 1-1 Unused Sub 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
4/14/2013 SJ @ POR W 0-1 Unused Sub 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
4/6/2013 HOU @ POR W 0-2 Unused Sub 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
3/30/2013 POR @ COL T 2-2 Unused Sub 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
3/16/2013 POR @ SEA T 1-1 Unused Sub 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
3/9/2013 MTL @ POR L 2-1 Unused Sub 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
3/3/2013 NY @ POR T 3-3 Subbed On 18 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
10/27/2012 SJ @ POR T 1-1 Started 90 0 0 2 0 0 1 0 0
10/21/2012 POR @ VAN W 1-0 Started 90 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 0
10/7/2012 POR @ SEA L 0-3 Started 45 0 0 1 1 0 1 0 0
9/29/2012 DC @ POR T 1-1 Started 89 0 0 3 1 0 1 0 0
9/22/2012 POR @ RSL L 1-2 Started 90 0 1 2 0 0 0 0 0
9/19/2012 POR @ SJ T 2-2 Unused Sub 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
9/15/2012 SEA @ POR T 1-1 Started 83 0 0 1 0 0 3 0 0
9/5/2012 POR @ COL L 0-3 Started 77 0 0 2 0 0 2 0 0
8/31/2012 COL @ POR W 0-1 Started 90 0 1 3 0 0 2 0 0
8/25/2012 VAN @ POR W 1-2 Started 90 0 0 2 0 0 1 0 0
8/19/2012 POR @ NY L 2-3 Started 90 0 2 2 1 0 2 0 0
8/15/2012 POR @ TOR T 2-2 Started 66 1 0 2 2 0 3 0 0
8/5/2012 DAL @ POR T 1-1 Unused Sub 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
7/28/2012 CHV @ POR L 1-0 Unused Sub 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
7/21/2012 POR @ DAL L 0-5 Unused Sub 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
7/18/2012 POR @ CHV L 0-1 Subbed On 20 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 0
7/14/2012 LA @ POR L 5-3 Subbed On 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
7/7/2012 POR @ RSL L 0-3 Unused Sub 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
7/3/2012 SJ @ POR W 1-2 Subbed On 16 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 0
6/30/2012 POR @ COL L 0-3 Started 90 0 0 1 0 0 1 0 0
6/24/2012 SEA @ POR W 1-2 Subbed On 36 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 0
6/17/2012 POR @ LA L 0-1 Subbed On 25 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
5/26/2012 VAN @ POR T 1-1 Subbed On 11 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
5/20/2012 CHI @ POR W 1-2 Subbed On 45 0 0 0 0 2 4 1 0
5/15/2012 POR @ HOU T 0-0 Subbed On 30 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
5/5/2012 CLB @ POR T 0-0 Unused Sub 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
4/28/2012 POR @ MTL L 0-2 Unused Sub 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
4/21/2012 KC @ POR W 0-1 Unused Sub 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
4/14/2012 POR @ LA L 1-3 Unused Sub 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
4/7/2012 CHV @ POR L 2-1 Unused Sub 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
3/31/2012 RSL @ POR L 3-2 Unused Sub 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
3/24/2012 POR @ NE L 0-1 Unused Sub 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
3/17/2012 POR @ DAL T 1-1 Unused Sub 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
3/12/2012 PHI @ POR W 1-3 Unused Sub 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
10/22/2011 POR @ RSL T 1-1 Unused Sub 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
10/19/2011 POR @ DC T 1-1 Unused Sub 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
10/14/2011 HOU @ POR L 2-0 Started 45 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0
10/2/2011 POR @ VAN W 1-0 Started 90 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 0
9/24/2011 POR @ NY L 0-2 Subbed On 45 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
9/21/2011 SJ @ POR T 1-1 Started 90 0 0 2 0 0 1 0 0
9/16/2011 NE @ POR W 0-3 Started 82 0 0 3 1 2 1 0 0
9/10/2011 POR @ PHI T 0-0 Started 82 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0
8/24/2011 CHV @ POR W 0-1 Started 80 0 0 1 1 1 2 0 0
8/20/2011 VAN @ POR W 1-2 Started 90 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0
8/17/2011 POR @ KC L 1-3 Started 45 0 0 1 0 1 1 0 0
8/14/2011 POR @ HOU L 1-2 Started 90 0 1 1 1 1 0 0 0
8/6/2011 POR @ SJ T 1-1 Started 90 0 0 3 2 1 1 0 0
8/3/2011 LA @ POR W 0-3 Started 89 0 1 0 0 1 0 0 0
7/30/2011 TOR @ POR T 2-2 Started 90 0 1 1 1 0 3 0 0
7/23/2011 POR @ CLB L 0-1 Subbed On 16 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0
7/16/2011 POR @ CHI W 1-0 Subbed On 18 0 0 2 2 1 0 0 0
7/10/2011 SEA @ POR L 3-2 Subbed On 26 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0
7/2/2011 KC @ POR L 2-1 Subbed On 17 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
6/25/2011 POR @ DAL L 0-4 Subbed On 33 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 0
6/19/2011 NY @ POR T 3-3 Subbed On 18 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 0
6/11/2011 COL @ POR L 1-0 Subbed On 13 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
6/4/2011 POR @ CHV L 0-1 Started 80 0 0 0 0 1 3 0 0
5/29/2011 DC @ POR L 3-2 Started 90 0 0 2 1 0 0 0 0
5/21/2011 CLB @ POR W 0-1 Subbed On 45 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 0
5/14/2011 POR @ SEA T 1-1 Subbed On 29 0 0 1 0 0 2 0 0
5/6/2011 PHI @ POR W 0-1 Subbed On 33 0 0 1 0 2 0 0 0
4/30/2011 RSL @ POR W 0-1 Subbed On 8 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
4/23/2011 POR @ LA L 0-3 Subbed On 17 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
4/17/2011 DAL @ POR W 2-3 Subbed On 18 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
4/14/2011 CHI @ POR W 2-4 Subbed On 22 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
4/2/2011 POR @ NE T 1-1 Unused Sub 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
3/26/2011 POR @ TOR L 0-2 Subbed On 24 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
3/19/2011 POR @ COL L 1-3 Unused Sub 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
10/23/2010 CHI @ CHV L 4-1 Subbed On 45 0 1 0 0 0 1 0 0
10/20/2010 CHV @ SJ L 0-3 Subbed On 24 0 0 2 1 0 1 0 0
10/15/2010 CHV @ SEA L 1-2 Subbed On 14 0 0 1 1 0 1 0 0
10/9/2010 TOR @ CHV W 0-3 Subbed On 14 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
10/3/2010 LA @ CHV L 2-1 Subbed On 13 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0
9/25/2010 CHV @ PHI L 0-3 Started 54 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0
9/19/2010 KC @ CHV L 2-0 Subbed On 28 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0
9/10/2010 NE @ CHV W 0-2 Subbed On 22 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0
9/4/2010 CHV @ COL L 0-3 Subbed On 32 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 0
8/29/2010 DC @ CHV W 0-1 Unused Sub 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
8/21/2010 CHV @ DAL L 0-1 Subbed On 8 0 0 1 0 0 0 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