Anthony Salciccia

Anthony Salciccia
Anthony Salciccia
Anthony Salciccia
Real Name: Anthony Salciccia
HT: 5' 8" WT: 155
Age: 26 (01/19/1991)
Hometown: San Jose, Calif.

San Jose native whose dad played for the Earthquakes. Will the Quakes give the son a chance?

What Scouts Say: "Similar to a Chris Armas: He's 5'8" strong on the ball, hard-nosed, gritty player … He doesn't have the same vision as Armas, so he'd be moved out wide in MLS ... Although not a blazer, he has good speed and good quickness ... Whips in a great ball with his left foot ... Needs to improve on his vision and his ability to change the point of attack ... Can he survive physically in MLS? He may be lacking in terms of his size and athleticism ... But he's a fantastic, tough player who wins tackles and never turns the ball over ... Quietly goes box-to-box ... Steady player. Mobile and gritty ... Can play left mid or defensive central midfield in MLS."

College (Cal-Berkeley): Co-captain as a junior and senior ... Registered career highs in both goals (5) and assists (6) while claiming first-team All-Pac-12 honors as a senior in 2012 ... Started all 20 games as a sophomore in 2010, scoring three goals and registering three assists ... Was named Cal's Freshman of the Year after notching two goals and three assists in 2009.

US National Team: A member of the U.S. under-18 national team in 2008 and 2009.

Club: Member of the Deanza Force Academy, played with the Cal North State team from 2004-08, including trips to Costa Rica in 2006, Argentina in 2007 and Italy in 2008.

High School: All-time leading scorer for Prospect High School (32).

Personal: Social welfare major ... parents are Anthony and Mary Ellen Salciccia ... Father played professional soccer for the San Jose Earthquakes and the Milwaukee Wave ... Father owns a pizza place in San Jose ... One of four siblings.


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