Sebastian Lletget, who was born Sebastian Francisco Lletget, is an American soccer player who plays for LA Galaxy as a midfielder in Major League Soccer. Sebastian has also represented the USMNT’s (United States Men’s National Team) at U-17, U-23, and U-23 levels. His professional career as a footballer took off when he was selected as a member of the team of Sporting Santa Clara, one of the oldest US youth soccer clubs based in Silicon Valley. It was while playing for Sporting Santa Clara that his raw skills were noticed and appreciated by scouts representing the International Academy of West Ham United FC, a soccer club based in East London, England. Thereafter, he signed up with West Ham United, relocating to England, and stayed with the soccer club for five years but hardly got any opportunities to take the field as part of the 11-member squad. Lletget came back to the US and was picked up by Los Angeles Galaxy, the professional soccer franchise based in Carson, California. Sebastian has also been a member of the U-17, U-20, and U-23 national teams and debuted for the US Men’s National Team in a match against Serbia in 2017.
Early Professional Career
Sebastian Lletget received his first major break as a professional footballer when he was chosen by Sporting Santa Clara youth soccer club to represent its team in the US under-17 residency program. His next opportunity to further his career came when he caught the eye of West Ham United FC International Academy’s scouts.
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Sebastian Lletget has appeared for the US national squad several times, playing in FIFA U-17 and U-20 World Cup matches and also in Olympic Soccer Tournament fixtures. Bruce Arena, USMNT’s coach selected him for the first squad in 2017 to play in qualifying matches for the 2018 FIFA World Cup.
Lletget debuted for USMNT in the game against Serbia on 29th January 2017 and netted his debut goal for the national squad while playing against Honduras on 24th March. He had to leave the field in the game against Honduras owing to a foot injury and will be benched for several months.
Sebastian Lletget was born on 3rd September 1992 in San Francisco, California, to Francisco Lletget and Sara Lletget, who are of Argentine descent. Spending his early years in Northern California, he took to playing soccer at an early age.
He has been in a steady relationship with a Mexican-American singer named Becky G since April 2016