Gyasi Zardes Biography
Birthday: September 2, 1991 (Virgo)
Born In: Hawthorne, California, United States
Gyasi Zardes is a promising American footballer who has represented the national soccer team in numerous international fixtures and presently plays for LA Galaxy, a major American soccer club. Zardes’ career took off while in college when he was selected as a squad member of the LA Galaxy Academy U-18’s team in US Soccer Development Academy. Thereafter, he made it to the Galaxy’s Under-20’s team, representing the squad in two successive seasons of the United Soccer League Super-20. Gyasi next headed to California State University, playing for CSU Bakersfield Roadrunners college soccer team for three straight years. He did not play a single game in his first year with Roadrunners but went out in the field in his sophomore year, debuting against Real Salt Lake. He scored 18 goals overall in 20 fixtures in that season, hugely contributing towards Bakersfield Roadrunners’ qualification for the NCAA (National Collegiate Athletic Association) 1st Division soccer campaign—a first for the college team. His college level achievements merited him a nomination for the MAC Hermann Trophy. He was awarded the Mountain Pacific Sports Federation Player Trophy for assisting CSU Roadrunners to qualify in NCAA Division 1 Tournament. Head coach for the US Men’s National Team Jurgen Klinsmann personally favored Gyasi’s entry into the national squad. Zardes was also part of the team in every Copa America Centenario game in 2016.