HOW ACQUIRED: Trade with Seattle Sounders FC on January 26, 2015. Re-signed on Jan. 23, 2018.
Zavaleta begins his sixth season in the league looking to build on the standards he set in 2016 and 2017, after having locked down a starting role on the backline, including being a key piece in TFC's treble-winning season.
COLLEGE: Zavaleta played for Indiana University. In 2012, he was a unanimous selection as Big Ten Offensive Player of the Year and First Team All-Big Ten selection. He had the NCAA championship clinching assist and was College Soccer News first team All-American, NSCAA third-team All-American, Soccer America MVP first team, and Chicagoland Soccer News Player of the Year. Named Big Ten Freshman of the Year, selected to the All-Big Ten first team and Big Ten All-Freshman team. College Soccer News All-Freshman first team, Soccer America All-Freshman first team, and NSCAA All-Great Lakes Region first team.
INTERNATIONAL: Zavaleta spent his sophomore and junior years as a member of the U.S. Soccer U-17 National Team Residency Program in Bradenton, Fla. He helped the U.S. advance to the round of 16 at the 2009 U-17 World Cup and won the Copa Macae in Brazil with the U-17s. He has also been a member of the U.S. U-20 Men's National Team pool. He is eligible to play for El Salvador via his father Carlos, who represented los Cuscatlecos internationally.
NOTES: Selected 10th overall by Seattle Sounders FC.