Player Details

Name

Aljaz Ivacic

Pronunciation

all-YAJ EVE-uh-chitch

Height

6' 2"

Weight

181 lbs

Date of Birth

12.29.1993 (30)

Birthplace

Ljubljana, Slovenia

Position

Goalkeeper

Position Detail

Goalkeeper

Preferred Side

Unknown

Footedness

Right

Roster Category

Senior

Player Category

International
Career Summary

ACQUIRED: On full transfer from Slovenian side NK Olimpija on January 18, 2019. On March 7, 2023 Ivacic signed an extension through the 2025 season with a club option in 2026.

2023: Made his season debut on March 18 against ATL.

2022: Started in 32 matches across the season, posting a record of 11-10-11... Recorded his first career shutout vs. ATX on March 12... Stopped his first penalty kick faced vs. VAN on April 9... Recorded a career-high nine saves vs. TOR on Aug. 13... Was voted the 2022 Supporters’ MVP on Oct. 2 at Providence Park.

2021: Started, logging his first win of the season on Aug. 7... Came of the bench against the Earthquakes on Aug 4... Made his second start of the season, logging 90 minutes against MNUFC on July 24... Made his season debut against the Dynamo at BBVA Stadium... Underwent successful athletic pubalgia surgery on April 1.

2020: Made two appearances during the 2020 MLS regular season, making five saves and posting a 1-1-0 record... Started and made two saves against RSL on Oct. 14... Made his MLS debut, starting and logging three saves against San Jose on Sept. 19.

2019: On loan from the Portland Timbers, started his 12th game of the USL Championship season in a 4-3 home loss against San Antonio FC on October 11… Recorded three saves in a 6-3 home win against Tacoma Defiance on Sept. 20… Logged three saves in a 1-0 away loss against Las Vegas Lights FC on Aug. 24… Recorded four saves in a 4-2 home loss against OKC Energy FC on Aug. 16… Played 90 minutes and logged five saves in a 2-2 road draw against Colorado Springs Switchbacks FC on Aug. 7... Recorded 90 minutes of play in a 2-1 away loss against Fresno FC on July 20... Played 90 minutes in a 1-1 home draw against Tulsa Roughnecks FC on July 6... Recorded a season-high seven saves in a 4-2 away loss against Phoenix Rising FC on June 29... Tallied four saves and earned a shutout in T2’s 2-0 win at Orange County SC on June 22... Logged four saves in his first appearance of 2019 in T2’s 2-2 home draw against Fresno FC on June 16.

CAREER: Joined Portland after making 25 appearances across all competitions, including 18 appearances in league play for Olimpija, logging 1,620 minutes and recording five clean sheets during the 2018-19 season... Appeared in both legs of UEFA Champions League qualifying, recording a shutout in a 0-0 draw with Qarabağ FK... Started five matches during Europa League qualifying in 2017-18... Played in 25 matches for Olimpija, allowing just 12 goals and recording 14 clean sheets during that span... playing two seasons with Slovenian PrvaLiga side NK Olimpija Ljubljana... Helped the club win both the league and cup title during the 2017-18 season... During the 2017-18 season, he appeared in 55 matches across all competitions, posting a 0.88 goals-against average and 24 clean sheets... Played matches on loan with NK Bela Krajina (2013-14) and NK Radomlje (2014-17) in the Druga Liga, appearing in 68 matches for the two clubs combined.

HONORS: MLS is Back Tournament winner in 2020... Slovenian Champion with NK Olimpija Ljubljana in 2017-18... Slovenian Cup with NK Olimpija Ljubljana in 2018.