Zarek Valentin

Zarek Valentin
Zarek Valentin
Zarek Valentin
Defender
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Real Name: Zarek Valentin
HT: 5' 11" WT: 156
Age: 25 (08/06/1991)
Birthplace: Lancaster, PA
Hometown: Lancaster, Pennsylvania

HOW ACQUIRED: Traded from the Montreal Impact on January 12, 2016.

Valentin is a versatile defender who can slot in as either a fullback (where perhaps he's best) or center back, which is a vital characteristic when filling depth on any side. Further, his foot skills and latent desire to play out of the back should fit in well with a number of different tactical aesthetics.

INTERNATIONAL: Valentin was an integral part of the U.S. U20 team for the 2009-2011 cycle, earning more than 30 caps in that time. He’s also spent time with the U23s.

OUTSIDE MLS: The talented defender spent the first two years of his MLS career with Chivas USA and the Montreal Impact before leaping at a contract from Norwegian club FK Bodø/Glimt, where he played for two years and made nearly 60 appearances.

COLLEGE: Valentin was a key part of the 2010 Akron team that won the school’s only national championship under Porter.


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Stats

MLS
Career Statistics (Regular Season)
YearClubGPGSGMINSASHTSSOGFCOFFYR
2017Portland Timbers7605642006000
2016Portland Timbers20181160714312020
2012Montreal Impact1514111611218010
2011Chivas USA25240211404020150
Career Totals-676225446410446180
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