Soccer By Ives gives Sal Zizzo the MLS Spotlight treatment, talks of knee surgeries and Germany

18 October 10:20 am

Soccer By Ives gives Sal Zizzo the MLS Spotlight treatment, talks of knee surgeries and Germany

By Brian Costello

Photo by Craig Mitchelldyer

 

Known for his breakneck pace as he flies down the wings like a rocket, Sal Zizzo has emerged this season as a true attacking threat. With a goal and four assists--both career MLS highs--Zizzo's path here was anything but direct.

Soccer By Ives' Thomas Floyd gives the MLS Spotlight treament for Zizzo's journey from UCLA to the US U-20 World Cup to Hannover 96 in Germany to Chivas USA and now Portland.

“I would still do everything the same,” Zizzo said. “You maybe only have that chance once in your career. I wouldn’t change it. The experience that I got, the relationships, the people, and just learning the German side of soccer and just their mentality, day in, day out at training, is invaluable.”

It's a good read that goes into more detail about his German experience and his rise in Portland.