Zarek Valentin

Zarek Valentin
Zarek Valentin
Zarek Valentin
Defender
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Real Name: Zarek Valentin
HT: 6' 0" WT: 170
Age: 28 (08/06/1991)
Birthplace: Lancaster, Penn.
Hometown: Lancaster, Penn.

ACQUIRED: Traded from the Montreal Impact on January 12, 2016. Signed a new contract with the club on Dec. 10, 2018.

2019: Made an appearance off the bench in a 3-1 home win against the San Jose Earthquakes on Oct. 6 … Made his 23rd start across competitions in a 2-2 road draw against Sporting Kansas City on Sept. 29 … Started and played 90 minutes in a 0-0 home draw against Minnesota United FC on Sept. 22 … Made his 15th league start in in a 2-1 home loss against Seattle Sounders FC on Aug. 23 … Recorded 90 minutes in a 3-2 home win against Chicago Fire on Aug. 14 … Made his 13th league start in a 3-1 home win against Vancouver Whitecaps FC on Aug. 10 … Recorded 90 minutes of play in a 2-1 road loss against Minnesota United FC in the semifinal of the Lamar Hunt U.S. Open Cup on Aug. 7 ... Made an appearance off the bench in a 2-1 away win against Seattle Sounders FC on July 21 ... Started, playing 89 minutes in a 1-1 home draw against Orlando City SC on July 18 ... Played 80 minutes off the bench in a 2-2 home draw against the Colorado Rapids on July 13 ... Played 90 minutes in a 1-0 away win in the quarterfinal of the Lamar Hunt U.S. Open Cup against Los Angeles FC on July 10 ... Played 90 minutes in a 1-0 away win against New York City FC on July 7 ... Made an appearance off the bench in a 1-0 home win against FC Dallas on June 30 … Recorded 90 minutes in a 2-1 win over Seattle Sounders FC in the fourth round of the Lamar Hunt U.S. Open Cup on June 12 ... Logged 90 minutes in a 3-1 away win against the Philadelphia Union on May 25 … Recorded 83 minutes in a 1-0 away loss at Vancouver Whitecaps FC on May 10 … Played 90 minutes in a 2-1 away win against Real Salt Lake on May 4 … Recorded 90 minutes in a 2-1 away win at Toronto FC on April 27 … Played 90 minutes in a 3-1 win at Columbus Crew SC on April 20 ... Made his fifth start of the season, logging 90 minutes in a 2-1 loss at FC Dallas on April 13 … Started and played 90 minutes in a 2-1 loss at LA Galaxy on March 31 ... Started and played 90 minutes in a 3-0 loss at FC Cincinnati on March 17 ... Played 90 minutes in a 4-1 loss against Los Angeles FC on March 10 ... Made his first appearance of the season, playing 90 minutes in a 3-3 draw against the Colorado Rapids on March 2. 

2018: Made his MLS Cup debut on Dec. 8, playing 90 minutes in a 2-0 loss against Atlanta United FC … Made his fifth appearance in the 2018 MLS playoffs, playing 80 minutes in a 3-2 win against Sporting Kansas City in the second leg of the Western Conference Championship on Nov. 29 ... Started and logged 90 minutes in a 0-0 draw against Sporting Kansas City on Nov. 25 ... Recorded 17 minutes off the bench in a 4-2 playoff win in penalty kicks against Seattle Sounders FC on Nov. 8 ... Started and played 90 minutes in a 2-1 win against Seattle Sounders FC on Nov. 4 ... Played 90 minutes in a 2-1 playoff knockout road win against FC Dallas on Oct. 31 ... Started his 30th match of the season and played 90 minutes in a 3-0 win against Real Salt Lake on Oct. 21 ... Made his second substitute appearance of the season in a 0-0 draw against FC Dallas on Sept. 29 ... Started, making his 29th appearance of 2018 in a 3-2 win over Columbus Crew SC on Sept. 19 ... Started in a 4-1 loss at the Houston Dynamo on Sept. 15 ... Played 90 minutes in a 2-0 win over the Colorado Rapids on Sept. 8 ... Started in the Timbers’ 1-1 draw at the New England Revolution on Sept. 1 ... Started and earned his first assist of 2018 in a 2-0 against Toronto FC on Aug. 29 ... Started in a 1-0 loss to Seattle Sounders FC on Aug. 26 ... Started in a 3-0 loss at Sporting KC on Aug. 18 ... Played 90 minutes in a 4-1 loss against D.C. United on Aug. 15 ... Made an appearance in a 3-2 loss against LAFC in the Open Cup on July 18 ...  Made his first Open Cup start of the season in a 1-0 win over the Galaxy on June 15 ... Played 90 minutes for a 12th straight game in a 0-0 draw against SKC on June 9 ... Recorded his first start of the season in a 4-0 loss against the Red Bulls on March 10 ... Made his first league appearance of the season, playing 29 minutes in a 2-1 loss against the Galaxy on March 4.

2017: Made 19 appearances (19 starts), recording three assists ... Played 90 minutes for a sixth straight game in a 3-0 win against Orlando City on Sept. 24 ... Recorded his third assist of the season in a 2-2 draw against Houston on July 29 ... Started for a third straight game against Vancouver on July 23 ... Tallied his second assist of the season on the game-winning goal in the team’s 2-0 win against San Jose on June 2 ... Played 45 minutes in T2’s 0-0 draw against Colorado Switchbacks FC on May 10 ... Started and played 90 minutes for T2 in the team’s 2-0 win against Sacramento Republic FC on April 22 ... Started and played 90 minutes for T2 against Whitecaps FC 2 on April 16 ... Started a second consecutive game, playing 86 minutes against Crew SC on March 25 ... Recorded his first assist of the season in his first start in a 4-2 win against Houston on March 18.

2016: Made 20 appearances (18 starts) for the team in the regular season ... Scored the team’s lone goal against the LA Galaxy on July 23 ... Started and played 90 minutes in 10 consecutive matches (April 16-June 18) ... Recorded an assist against FC Dallas on Sept. 3.

2015: Made 24 appearances with Bodø/Glimt in Norway’s top flight ... Scored one goal in league play.

2014: Featured three times for Bodø/Glimt in his first full season with the team.

2013: Joined Bodø/Glimt on loan from the Montreal Impact ... Appeared in 28 games, scoring one goal ... Played a key role in the team’s promotion to Norway’s first division, Tippeligaen.

2012: Played in 15 MLS league games, including 14 starts, in his first season with the Impact ... Registered his first career goal in a 2-1 win against Columbus Crew SC July 8 ... Recorded his first career assist in a 3-1 loss against Sporting Kansas City July 4 ... Played six games in the MLS Reserve League, three as a starter… Also played in international matches against Bologna FC and the ACF Fiorentina Primavera, during the post-season tour in Italy.

INTERNATIONAL: Attended training camps in December and January with the U23 U.S. National Team, in preparation for the 2012 Olympic Games … Played in 29 games with the U20 U.S. National Team, and also suited up for the U18, U17 and U15 squads …Was part of the Milk Cup-winning U.S. side in Northern Ireland in 2010.

COLLEGE: helped guide the University of Akron to back-to-back appearances in the NCAA College Cup, winning the program’s first NCAA National Championship in 2010 under former Portland head coach Caleb Porter.


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Stats

MLS
Career Statistics (Regular Season)
YearClubGPGSGMINSASHTSSOGFCOFFYR
2019Portland Timbers21170162303018050
2018Portland Timbers323002721112020140
2017Portland Timbers19170154731013020
2016Portland Timbers20181160714312020
2012Montreal Impact1514111611218010
2011Chivas USA25240211404020150
Career Totals-1321202107736264912190
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