Zachary Michael MacMath (born August 7, 1991) is an American professional soccer player who plays as a goalkeeper for Colorado Rapids in Major League Soccer.

Early life

MacMath was born in St. Petersburg, Florida, the son of Marcia and Gary MacMath.[1][2] He attended St. Petersburg High School as a freshman, and then attended the IMG Soccer Academy in Bradenton, Florida.[3] He was a two-time Parade magazine High School All-American soccer goalkeeper.[3]

Career

College and amateur

MacMath attended the University of Maryland, where he was first choice goalkeeper for three seasons, winning numerous individual awards along the way.[4] It was during this time that he had a training stint with English Premier League club Everton.[5] At the end of the 2010 season, MacMath was named to the Jewish Sports Review's All-America team.[6]

Professional

MacMath was drafted #5 overall in the 2011 MLS SuperDraft by the Philadelphia Union.[7] MacMath started his first string of games in September 2011 due to the injury of starting keeper Faryd Mondragon. After failing to make the 2012 MLS Cup Playoffs, MacMath joined Premier League side Everton for a training stint during the MLS off-season.[8]

In January 2015, MacMath was loaned to Colorado Rapids for the 2015 season.[9]

MacMath's option was declined by Philadelphia at the end of the 2015 MLS season. He was later traded to Colorado in exchange for a second-round pick in the 2017 MLS SuperDraft.[10]

International

MacMath played in the 2009 Maccabiah Games in Israel, where the American Maccabiah team did not earn a medal.[1]

MacMath led the U.S. U-20 men’s national team to the Milk Cup title, posting a strong performance that helped defeat host Northern Ireland, 3–0, at the Showgrounds in Ballymena, on July 30, 2010. MacMath finished the tournament unbeaten after recording a 1–0 victory over China on July 26. MacMath also participated in both training camps in Florida last December and January.[11]

MacMath along with Union teammate Amobi Okugo were called up to the U-20 squad for the CONCACAF U-20 Championship in March–April. The Philadelphia Union is the only Major League Soccer team with two players represented.[12] MacMath also trained with the U-23 Olympic squad in preparation for the 2012 London Olympics in two camps prior to qualifying.

Personal life

MacMath is Jewish.[1] His mother is Jewish, his father is Catholic, and he considers himself Jewish.[1][3] He became a Bar Mitzvah at Temple Beth El, a Conservative synagogue in St. Petersburg.[1]

Career statistics

Club

Club performance League Cup League Cup Continental Total
Season Club League Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals
USA League Open Cup MLS Cup North America Total
2011 Philadelphia Union Major League Soccer 8 0 0 0 0 0 8 0
2012 32 0 3 0 35 0
2013 34 0 2 0 36 0
2014 29 0 3 0 32 0
2015 Colorado Rapids
Total USA 103 0 8 0 0 0 0 0 111 0
Career total 103 0 8 0 0 0 0 0 111 0

Updated January 6, 2015