|Date of birth||September 2, 1991|
|Place of birth||Hawthorne, California, United States|
|Height||6 ft 2 in (1.88 m)|
|2009–2012||Cal State Bakersfield Roadrunners|
|2011–2012||Ventura County Fusion||12||(10)|
|2014||→ LA Galaxy II (loan)||1||(1)|
|* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 25 October 2014.
† Appearances (Goals).
Gyasi Zardes (born September 2, 1991) is an American soccer player currently playing for LA Galaxy in Major League Soccer. A native of Hawthorne, California, Zardes scored 38 goals during a three-year college career at California State University, Bakersfield, finishing as one of the top goal scorers in the NCAA in each of the last two years when he tallied 33 goals in 37 games.
Zardes currently holds the record for most goals in a single season by an MLS Homegrown player, passing Diego Fagundez on September 5, 2014.
Youth and College
Zardes played for the Galaxy Academy U-18’s during the 2008-09 and 2009-10 Development Academy seasons as well as with the Galaxy U-20’s in the 2009 USL Super-20 campaign. After declaring himself a red shirt freshman at CSU Bakersfield, Zardes led the Galaxy U-20 team to the national championship in 2010. 
After tallying five goals and a team-best seven assists in his first season of college soccer, Zardes burst onto the scene as a sophomore in 2011, scoring 18 times in 20 games while helping lead Bakersfield to a berth in the NCAA Division I Tournament for the first time in school history. His 18 goals that season were the fourth most in Division I college soccer that year and he was selected the Mountain Pacific Sports Federation Player of the Year and a semifinalist for the MAC Hermann Trophy, which is awarded annually to the top player in college soccer.
In 2012, Zardes followed up his breakout season by scoring 15 goals and adding nine assists, each of which were team-highs, in 17 games, while helping the Roadrunners record a winning record for the fourth consecutive season. He had two or more goals in four of his 17 games, including seven goals in a two-game stretch in mid-October. 
LA Galaxy signed Zardes as a Homegrown player on December 20, 2012. On April 27, 2013, Zardes made his debut as a substitute for the Galaxy in a 2-0 win over Real Salt Lake. On May 11, 2013, Zardes came on as a substitute in 67th min and scored his first goal for the Galaxy in a 3-1 loss against Vancouver Whitecaps.
Zardes scored his first brace for the Galaxy against New England Revolution on July 16, 2014 in a 5-1 win. On September 5, 2014, Gyasi Zardes scored two goals in the Galaxy's 6-0 home win against Colorado Rapids. With his brace, Zardes made Major League Soccer history, passing Diego Fagundez to become the highest scoring Homegrown player in a single season.
- As of 7 September 2014
|Club performance||League||Cup||League Cup||Continental||Total|
|USA||League||Open Cup||MLS Cup||North America||Total|
|2013||LA Galaxy||Major League Soccer||27||4||1||0||2||0||3||0||33||4|
|2014||LA Galaxy II (loan)||USL Pro||1||1||0||0||0||0||0||0||1||1|
- "Gyasi Zardes College Bio".
- "Gyasi Zardes Player Profile".
- Baxter, Kevin (December 20, 2012). "Galaxy signs local star Gyasi Zardes, closes in on Carlo Cudicini - Los Angeles Times". Articles.latimes.com. Retrieved February 2, 2014.
- "Real Salt Lake 0-2 LA Galaxy".
- 3 - 1 FT. "Vancouver Whitecaps v Los Angeles live football scores | Soccer scores and live video". ESPNFC.com. Retrieved February 2, 2014.
- "LA Galaxy vs. New England Revolution".
- "LA Galaxy vs. Colorado Rapids".
- Becker, Josie (September 5, 2014). "Gyasi Zardes ties single season record for Homegrown Player goals". LAG Confidential. Retrieved September 5, 2014.
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