HOW ACQUIRED: Traded from Orlando on Dec. 11, 2018.
PRONUNCIATION: AHM-roh TAHR-eck
Tarek was born in Los Angeles but moved to Egypt when he was young. He cuts a big frame at 6-foot-2 and has played at left back for the majority of his career, but he can also slot in at center back.
INTERNATIONAL: Tarek made his debut on March 28, 2018 against Togo in a 3-0 victory. Most recently, he was called into the national team for their Africa Cup of Nations Qualification matches, earning one start in four matches. He also appeared for the United States at the Under-20 level.
OUTSIDE MLS: Tarek started his career playing with various reserve sides in Germany before moving on to El Gouna in Egypt. There he carved out a regular spot before being signed by Real Betis in July 2015. Made 11 appearances in the Egyptian Premier League in 2017-18. Made 25 appearances across all competitions in 2016-17 for Enppi Club.