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 has helped provide stability to FC Dallas' backline since arriving in 2018. He also has a knack for scoring goals, bagging nine in two seasons.
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: Before arriving in Dallas, Ziegler spent the previous 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 made 64 starts and has scored 13 goals.