Player Details

Name

Sacha Kljestan

Height

6' 1"

Weight

176 lbs

Date of Birth

9.9.1985 (37)

Position

Midfielder
2023 MLS Regular Season
2023 MLS Regular Season
Career Summary

CLUB

2018: Traded from NY Red Bulls on Jan. 3 … Played in 30 matches with 29 starts in his first season as a Lion … Scored six goals while tallying six assists … Named to MLS Team of the Week in weeks 5, 7 and 10 ... 2017: Appeared in 37 matches for RBNY … Started 33 … Scored three goals, including one in the MLS Cup Playoffs … Led MLS with 18 assists across all competitions … Appeared in two CONCACAF Champions League contest … 2016: Totaled 74 appearances with 35 starts … Scored eight goals across all competitons … Led MLS with a career-high 20 assists … 2016 MLS All-Star … Selected to MLS Best XI … Appeared in three CONCACAF Champions League matches … Scored two goals in contests … 2015: Appeared and started in 37 matches for RBNY … Totaled eight goals and 15 assists … Led the Red Bulls to the 2015 Supporters’ Shield … Signed with RBNY in Jan. … 2014: Made 21 appearances for Anderlecht … Scored four goals … Tallied one assist in the Champions League … 2013: Appeared in 30 contests … Scored a career-high nine goals … Registered a goal and an assist in the Champions League … Became only the fifth American to score a goal in the Champions League … 2012: Made a career-high 49 appearances … Registered four goals with six assists … Belgian Pro League Champion … Belgian Super Cup Champion … 2011: Totaled 46 appearances … Registered five goals and six assists … Belgian Pro League Champion … Belgian Super Cup Champion … 2010: Appeared in 34 matches in first season with Anderlecht … Tallied three goals and five assists … Belgian Pro League Champion … Belgian Super Cup Champion … Scored in his debut on July 27 in a 3-1 defeat over Welsh Club The New Saints … Signed a four-year contract with Anderlecht in June … Appeared and started in 10 matches for Chivas USA … Scored one goal with three assists … 2009: Appeared in 27 matches with 26 starts … Scored five goals and added four assists … 2008: Made 24 total appearances with 23 starts … Tallied six goals and seven assists … Selected to 2008 MLS All-Star team but chose to play in Olympics instead … 2008 MLS Best XI … 2007: Appeared and started in 27 matches … Totaled four goals and 13 assists … 2006: Drafted No. 5 overall by Chivas USA in 2006 MLS SuperDraft … Appeared in 34 contests with 32 starts as a rookie ... Registered eight assists … MLS Rookie of the Year Finalist

 

INTERNATIONAL

Totals six goals in 51 appearances for the U.S. National Team … 2017: Appeared in one match in a friendly against Serbia … 2016: Made five appearances … Scored two goals and tallied two assists all in 2018 World Cup Qualifying … Scored against Trinidad and Tobago on Sept. 6 …  Provided one goal and two assists off the bench against St. Vincent and the Grenadines on Sept. 2 … 2015: Was not featured … 2014: Featured in one contest in a friendly against Ukraine … 2013: Made seven appearances … 2012: Made four appearances … 2011: Appeared in nine matches … Member of the U.S. 2011 Gold Cup squad … 2010: Totaled four appearances … Scored one goal in a friendly against El Salvador on Feb. 24 … 2009: Appeared in nine contests … Member of the U.S. 2009 Confederations Cup roster … Contributed an assist in World Cup qualifying against Trinidad and Tobago on April 2 … Scored a hat trick in a friendly against Sweden on Jan. 23 … 2008: Made eight appearances … Registered three assists in World Cup qualifying against Cuba on Oct. 12 … Represented the United States at the 2008 Beijing Olympics … Played for the U-23s at the 2008 CONCACAF Men’s Pre-Olympic Tournament … 2007: Appeared in four contests … Made his senior national team debut on June 2 … Tallied an assist in debut in 4-1 victory over China … Member of the 2007 U.S. Copa América roster … 2005: Member of the U.S. U-20 team at the 2005 FIFA World Youth Championship

 

COLLEGE

Played three years at Seton Hall University … Made 61 appearances and netted 20 goals with 28 assists throughout career …  2005: Set Seton Hall Single-Season Assists Record (15) … NCAA Division I Third-Team All America Honoree … Big East Conference Offensive Player of the Year … All-Big East First Team … 2004: NCAA Division I First-Team All-American … All-Big East First Team