HOW ACQUIRED: Transferred from FC Luzern on Jan. 2, 2018.
Ziegler is an experienced left-footed defender who can play center back or left back and who helped provide stability to FC Dallas' backline in 2018 when he started all 29 games he appeared in, scoring four goals.
INTERNATIONAL: A member of the Swiss National Team, the defender has earned 35 caps all-time and has been named to two World Cup squads (2010 and 2014), starting all three games during Switzerland’s 2010 tournament.
OUTSIDE MLS: Ziegler has spent the last four seasons in Switzerland’s top league after 145 appearances in Italy’s Serie A and 34 appearances in the English Premier League for Tottenham and Wigan Athletic. Since the start of the 2015-16 season, he has made 64 starts and has scored 13 goals.