HOW ACQUIRED: Trade with Seattle Sounders FC on January 26, 2015. Re-signed on Jan. 23, 2018.
Zavaleta begins his seventh season in the league after starting 16 of the 21 regular season games he appeared while battling injuries. In 2016 and 2016 he 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.