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Portland Timbers #7 | Steve Zakuani
Steve Zakuani Rumors & News
- Height: 6'
- Weight: 160
- Age 26
- Birthplace: Democratic Republic of the Congo
Prost Amerika Oct 30, 2014
Caleb Porter reflects on the all-too-brief career of Steve Zakuani
Sounder At Heart Oct 30, 2014
Power Rankings, Playoff Predictions, and Praise for Zakuani Seattle Former No. 1 pick Steve Zakuani announces retirement at age 26: http://t.co/lcuDuQ0x3f pic.twitter.com/RLc1PL50rq — Major League Soccer (@MLS) October 29, 2014 From Akron, to Seattle, and even to our rivals Portland this dude was a inspiration to me the whole way through. Know you will be successful in whatever chapter comes next for you. Thank you for teaching me so much @stevezakuani11 #onceazipalwaysazip #onceasounderalwaysasounder #cascadia A photo posted by DeAndre Yedlin (@yedlinny) on Oct 10, 2014 at...
Seattle Post-Intelligencer Oct 29, 2014
Steve Zakuani spent five of his six MLS seasons with the Seattle Sounders. (Otto Greule Jr/) Former Seattle Sounders midefielder Steve Zakuani, whose Major League Soccer career was marred by injuries, announced his retirement Wednesday. While his contributions on the pitch were ample and his potential was great — the former No. 1 overall SuperDraft pick scored 10 goals in 29 regular-season games in 2010 — Zakuani unfortunately may be best remembered for the gruesome leg fracture he suffered in a 2011 game against the Colorado Rapids in Seattle. Steve Zakuani is carted off the pitch after...
Sounders FC Blog | Seattle Times Oct 29, 2014
Steve Zakuani's career had two distinct phases. There was everything that came before that fateful day in Colorado: Zakuani was the No. 1 overall pick by the then-expansion Sounders in the 2009 SuperDraft out of Akron, the top MLS rookie in both goals and assists in his first season, the club's joint-leading goal scorer with Fredy Montero in 2010. Then there was everything that came after April 22, 2011, the date the winger's right leg was broken on a tackle by Rapids midfielder Brian Mullan. He's played in just 39 league games since. On Wednesday afternoon, the pain of what came after the...
Sounder At Heart Oct 29, 2014
Former Sounders midfielder had struggled to stay healthy ever since the 2011 broken leg. The memories are still strong, and not even that old. It was only a few years ago that we were all talking about Steve Zakuani being the next great MLS player. Landon Donovan was trying to convince him to wait for U.S. citizenship so he could represent his adopted country. He was an up-and-coming star with moves, and speed, and a personality that just drew people to him. But we know what happened. We all know what happened. Brian Mullan's tackle snapped Zakuani's leg and knocked him out of action for...
Sounders Insider | Tacoma News-Tribune Oct 29, 2014
Steve Zakuani, the Sounders first-ever No. 1 draft choice from 2009 who suffered the catastrophic leg injuries in Colorado, has regretfully decided to walk away from the game. Here’s the news from the Timbers’ website.