Sacha Kljestan

Sacha Kljestan
Sacha Kljestan
Sacha Kljestan
Real Name: Sacha Bryan Kljestan
HT: 6' 1" WT: 155
Age: 35 (09/09/1985)
Birthplace: Anaheim, CA
Hometown: Huntington Beach, CA

HOW ACQUIRED: Signed as a free agent on December 11, 2019.

One of the best central midfielders in MLS has played as a true attacking center mid since returning to the league with New York. Has always had great creativity and passing ability putting up multiple double-digit assist seasons. Can also play deeper as a box-to-box midfielder as he did with Anderlecht and the US national team.

OUTSIDE MLS: Played for Anderlecht in Belgium for 5 years, logging more than 150 appearances including 14 Champions League games. Ended his time there winning 3 league titles and 4 Belgian Cups.

COLLEGE: Spent three years at Seton Hall University where he was awarded one First Team All-American and one Third Team All-American honor. Kljestan was taken by Chivas USA with the No. 5 overall pick in the 2006 MLS SuperDraft as a member of Generation adidas.

INTERNATIONAL: 52 caps and 6 goals for the US national team including 2009 Confederations Cup and the 2010 World Cup preliminary roster. Scored 2 goals with the US U-23 team at the 2008 Beijing Olympics.  

NOTES: Sacha's brother, Gordon, was a teammate of Sacha's at Seton Hall and was also a professional soccer player, having played for the New York Red Bulls.

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Career Statistics (Regular Season)
2020LA Galaxy1580769013412020
2019Orlando City SC231311352319619131
2018Orlando City SC3029625226471718340
2017NY Red Bulls32282258217411138560
2016NY Red Bulls32306262320401942630
2015NY Red Bulls33338284314582243941
2010Chivas USA10101900320813200
2009Chivas USA2524520413482333270
2008Chivas USA2221519417361639271
2007Chivas USA25254218613402145250
2006Chivas USA323102676722850350
Career Totals-27925238224359338415535235463
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