Player Details

Name

Eriq Zavaleta

Height

6' 1"

Weight

183 lbs

Date of Birth

8.2.1992 (29)

Birthplace

Westfield, IN USA

Position

Defender

Position Detail

Central Defender

Preferred Side

Centre

Footedness

2020 MLS Regular Season
2020 MLS Regular Season

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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.

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