Daniel Steres (born November 11, 1990) is an American professional soccer player who plays for the LA Galaxy in Major League Soccer as a defender.

Career

College and amateur

He started playing soccer when he joined an U-11 team in Dallas. He played with the same team from U-11 to U-19.[1] He played four years for Calabasas High School.[2] He twice was a Maramonte League selection and was all-California Interscholastic Federation.[2] He was a three-time member of the Jewish Community Center (JCC) Maccabi U.S. championship team.[2]

He played four years of college soccer at San Diego State University between 2008 and 2011.[3] In 2009 he was All-Pac-10 (Honorable Mention), Pac-10 All-Academic Team (Honorable Mention), and in 2010 he was All-Pac-10 (Second Team).[2] Steres is Jewish, and was named the Jewish Sports Review's 2010 Men's All-America College Soccer Team.[4]

Professional

Steres was drafted 28th in the 2012 MLS Supplemental Draft by Chivas USA, but didn't earn a contact with the team.[5] He was selected by Seattle Sounders FC in the 2012 MLS Waiver Draft and signed with the club on June 23, 2012, and mostly played at center back for the team.[6][7]

In 2013 with the Wilmington Hammerheads, he led the team in goals with seven, and had three assists.[8] He received the team's Most Valuable Player award and was named to the 2013 USL PRO All-League Second Team.[8] In the 2014 season, Steres signed for LA Galaxy II and in the following season, he was named captain,[1] and leading the Galaxy to their first USL Championship final. During the two seasons he was with LA Galaxy II, Steres was named Defender of the Year in both seasons.[9]

After two seasons with LA Galaxy's reserve team, he was rewarded with a first-team contract on December 17, 2015.[10] Steres scored in his debut against DC United on a corner kick from Mike Magee, he goal started a come-from-behind win.[11]

Personal life

Daniel Steres is born in Burbank, California, to Suzie and Mark Steres.[2] He is Jewish, and part of the Jewish Community Center (JCC) Macabi Championship Team member. He is known to be a fan of the London team Tottenham Hotspur. As a youngster, he looked up to his favorite player, Cobi Jones.[1]

Career statistics

As of 8 August 2016[12]
Club Season League Cup Play-off Continental Total
Division Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals
Wilmington Hammerheads 2013 USL Pro 25 7 1 0 26 7
LA Galaxy II 2014 USL Pro 24 3 0 0 2 0 26 3
2015 USL Pro 25 2 0 0 4 0 29 2
LA Galaxy 2016 MLS 21 1 1 0 0 0 1 0 23 1
Total 21 1 1 0 0 0 1 0 23 1
Career total 95 13 2 0 6 0 1 0 104 13

Honors

Club

LA Galaxy II

Individual

  • 2013 USL All-League Second Team[1]
  • 2014 USL All-League Second Team[1]
  • LA Galaxy II Defender of the Year: 2014, 2015[9]

References

  1. ^ a b c d e "Getting 2 know Galaxy II: Defender Daniel Steres". LA Galaxy. 15 April 2015. 
  2. ^ a b c d e "Daniel Steres Profile". Goaztecs.cstv.com. Retrieved May 15, 2013. 
  3. ^ "Daniel Steres College Profile". Goaztecs.cstv.com. Retrieved May 15, 2013. 
  4. ^ "Shore Named All-American by Jewish Sports Review". Soconsports.com. Retrieved May 15, 2013. 
  5. ^ Chivas USA Communications (January 17, 2012). "Chivas USA selects five in the 2012 MLS Supplemental Draft". Cdchivasusa.com. Retrieved May 15, 2013. 
  6. ^ "Seattle Sounders sign Daniel Steres | MLS News". Tribal Football. June 23, 2012. Retrieved May 15, 2013. 
  7. ^ [1]
  8. ^ a b [2]
  9. ^ a b "Daniel Steres LA Galaxy:Profile". Retrieved 6 August 2016. 
  10. ^ "LA Galaxy sign defender Daniel Steres to first-team contract". MLS. December 17, 2015. 
  11. ^ "LA Galaxy 4, DC United 1 - 2016 MLS Match Recap". MLS. March 7, 2016. 
  12. ^ Daniel Steres profile at Soccerway
  13. ^ http://www.lagalaxy.com/post/2015/10/12/la-galaxy-ii-celebrate-2015-western-conference-championship-galaxy-latest

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