Player Details


Eriq Zavaleta


6' 1"


183 lbs

Date of Birth

8.2.1992 (30)


Westfield, IN USA



Position Detail

Central Defender

Preferred Side


Roster Category

Supplemental Slots 21-24
Career Summary

Out of contract Nov. 30, 2020

Zavaleta begins his eighth season in the league. The veteran provided depth at center back and was a key piece in TFC's treble-winning season in 2016.

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.