The speedy, skillful winger brings savvy and energy to the U.S. midfield. Those talents were on display at the 2014 FIFA World Cup where he played in all four of the USA’s matches and recorded two assists. The Orlando native had a breakout year both internationally and professionally in 2013, earning career marks for the U.S. MNT during qualification for the 2014 FIFA World Cup and leading Sporting Kansas City to the 2013 MLS Cup crown. In his second full year with the Men’s National Team, Zusi doubled his previous marks in games played, goals and assists. He scored a thrilling stoppage-time goal during the USA’s 3-2 victory against Panama on Oct. 15, 2013, to cap off the USA’s first-place finish in the Hexagonal. The three-time MLS All-Star is a key driver of the success of Sporting Kansas City.
• Recorded two assists in the 2014 FIFA World Cup, including the corner kick delivery on the game-winning goal by John Brooks in the 86th minute of the 2-1 win against Ghana.
• Scored the game-tying, stoppage-time goal during the USA’s 3-2 victory against Panama on Oct. 15, 2013, ending Panama’s hopes for qualifying for the 2014 FIFA World Cup.
• Named a 2013 MLS All-Star, Sporting Kansas City team MVP and team Offensive Player of the Year after tallying six goals and eight assists in 27 games, leading Sporting to the 2013 MLS Cup crown
• Notched his first international goal on Jan. 25, 2012, vs. Panama just four days after receiving his first cap on Jan. 21, 2012, against Venezuela
• The only MLS player to register at least five goals and at least seven assists in each of the last four seasons.
Played four seasons at the University of Maryland, accruing appearances in 89 games (65 starts) and recording 28 goals and 20 assists during his college career ... Helped Maryland win the National Championship in 2005 and 2008, scoring the game-winning goal in the 2008 National Semi-Final and Championship Games … Named the Most Outstanding Offensive Player in the 2008 College Cup.