Sebastian Lletget

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Sebastian Lletget
Sebastian Lletget on June 22, 2019.jpg
Lletget playing for LA Galaxy in 2019
Personal information
Full name Sebastian Francisco Lletget[1]
Date of birth (1992-09-03) September 3, 1992 (age 28)
Place of birth San Francisco, California, U.S.
Height 5 ft 10 in (178 cm)[2]
Position(s) Attacking midfielder
Club information
Current team
LA Galaxy
Number 17
Youth career
000 Santa Clara Sporting
2009–2010 West Ham United
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2010–2015 West Ham United 0 (0)
2015– LA Galaxy 141 (21)
2015 LA Galaxy II 1 (0)
National team
2009 United States U17 7 (3)
2011 United States U20 3 (0)
2011 United States U23 1 (0)
2017– United States 27 (7)
Honours
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of July 7, 2021
‡ National team caps and goals correct as of July 18, 2021

Sebastian Francisco Lletget (born September 3, 1992) is an American professional soccer player who plays as an attacking midfielder for Major League Soccer club LA Galaxy and the United States national team.

Early years[edit]

Born in San Francisco, California, to Argentine parents,[3] Lletget grew up in South San Francisco, California, where he attended South San Francisco High School and played for Santa Clara Sporting of Silicon Valley before playing with the United States under-17 residency program.[3] He was spotted playing for Santa Clara by scouts from the West Ham United International academy and moved to England in 2009.

Club career[edit]

West Ham United[edit]

Lletget signed his first professional contract with West Ham in September 2010.[4] He played in pre-season friendly games and was an unused substitute for four Premier League games for the 2012–13 season.[4] His career progress was slowed when he contracted mononucleosis. Despite this he signed a contract extension in 2013.[3] He made his official debut on January 5, 2014 for West Ham in a 5–0 loss against Nottingham Forest at The City Ground in the third round of the FA Cup.[5]

LA Galaxy[edit]

On May 8, 2015, Lletget signed for LA Galaxy.[6] Lletget debuted for the Galaxy on May 17, 2015, in the 4–0 loss against Orlando City SC when he replaced Mika Väyrynen in the 69th minute.[7] On May 30, Lletget started for USL affiliate club LA Galaxy II against Colorado Springs that ended in a 2–1 victory for the Galaxy.[8] Lletget made his first start with the first team on June 13 against Columbus Crew, in a match where he scored the opening goal of the game, which was also his first for the Galaxy.[9] Lletget scored again 4 days later in an U.S. Open Cup match against PSA Elite that ended in a 6–1 victory.[10] On June 20, Lletget scored for the third match in a row in a 5–1 victory over the Philadelphia Union.[11] Lletget scored for the fourth match in a row in a 5–0 victory over Portland Timbers on June 24.[12]

In the 2016 season, Lletget scored a brace on June 14, 2016, against UPSL side La Máquina FC in extra-time of the Fourth Round of the U.S. Open Cup.[13] Lletget again scored a late brace in the U.S. Open Cup, helping the Galaxy move to the semi-finals after 4–2 victory over Seattle Sounders.[14]

After spending the 2017 LA Galaxy season recovering from an injury incurred while playing for the United States national team, Sebastian Lleget opened the scoring for the Galaxy in the 61st minute of the inaugural El Tráfico, adding his first goal since his return. Lletget was then subbed out for the debut of Zlatan Ibrahimović.[15]

International career[edit]

Lletget has played for the United States at under 17, under 20 and under 23 levels.

On January 6, 2017, for the first time, Lletget was called for the United States national team by coach Bruce Arena.[16] On January 29, 2017, Lletget played his first game for the United States men's national team against Serbia.[17]

On March 24, 2017, Lletget scored his first goal for the United States men's national team against Honduras.[18] In the same match, he suffered a Lisfranc injury and was out for six months after undergoing surgery.[19]

On October 1, 2018, Lletget was called up for the first time since sustaining his injury against Honduras for friendlies versus England and Italy.

Personal life[edit]

In June 2016, it was confirmed that Lletget is in a relationship with Mexican-American singer-songwriter and actress Becky G.[20][21][22] In 2020, he appeared in her music video of "My Man".[23]

Career statistics[edit]

Club[edit]

As of July 7, 2021[24]
Club Season League Cup League Cup Continental Total
Division Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals
West Ham United 2010–11 Premier League 0 0 0 0
2011–12 Championship 0 0 0 0
2012–13 Premier League 0 0 0 0
2013–14 0 0 1 0 1 0
2014–15 0 0 0 0
Total 1 0 1 0
LA Galaxy II 2015 USL Pro 1 0 1 0
LA Galaxy 2015 MLS 20 7 3 1 1 1 4[a] 0 28 9
2016 31 1 4 4 3 0 38 5
2017 3 0 3 0
2018 28 3 1 0 29 3
2019 29 3 2 1 1[b] 0 32 4
2020 21[c] 6 21 6
2021 9 1 0 0 0 0 9 1
Total 141 21 8 5 6 2 5 0 160 28
Career total 142 21 9 5 6 2 5 0 162 28
  1. ^ Appearance(s) in CONCACAF Champions League
  2. ^ Appearance(s) in Leagues Cup
  3. ^ Includes three appearances in MLS is Back Tournament group stage

International[edit]

As of July 25, 2021
National team Year Apps Goals
United States
2017 3 1
2018 2 0
2019 8 1
2020 4 2
2021 10 3
Total 27 7

Source: US Soccer

International goals[edit]

As of match played May 30, 2021: United States score listed first, score column indicates score after each Lletget goal.
International goals by date, venue, cap, opponent, score, result and competition
No. Date Venue Cap Opponent Score Result Competition
1 March 24, 2017 Avaya Stadium, San Jose, United States 3  Honduras 1–0 6–0 2018 FIFA World Cup qualification
2 February 2, 2019 7  Costa Rica 1–0 2–0 Friendly
3 November 16, 2020 Stadion Wiener Neustadt, Wiener Neustadt, Austria 16  Panama 5–2 6–2
4 December 9, 2020 Inter Miami CF Stadium, Fort Lauderdale, United States 17  El Salvador 3–0 6–0
5 March 25, 2021 Stadion Wiener Neustadt, Wiener Neustadt, Austria 19  Jamaica 3–1 4–1
6 4–1
7 May 30, 2021 Kybunpark, St. Gallen, Switzerland 21   Switzerland 1–0 1–2

Honors[edit]

United States

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Premier League Clubs submit Squad Lists" (PDF). Premier League. December 4, 2012.
  2. ^ Rollin, Glenda; Rollin, Jack, eds. (2012). Sky Sports Football Yearbook 2012–2013 (43rd ed.). London: Headline. p. 551. ISBN 978-0-7553-6356-8.
  3. ^ a b c "In new role, Lletget rewarded with contract extension". www.socceramerica.com. Retrieved September 24, 2013.
  4. ^ a b "Sebastian Lletget". www.whufc.com. Archived from the original on September 30, 2013. Retrieved September 24, 2013.
  5. ^ "Nottm Forrest v West Ham". BBC Sport. January 5, 2014. Retrieved January 5, 2014.
  6. ^ "LA Galaxy sign midfielder Sebastian Lletget". www.lagalaxy.com. Retrieved May 9, 2015.
  7. ^ "Orlando City 4–0 LA Galaxy". Soccerway. May 17, 2015.
  8. ^ "LA Galaxy II vs. Colorado Springs 2 – 1". Soccerway. May 30, 2015.
  9. ^ "Lletget Impresses with a Goal-scoring Performance". MLS. June 13, 2015.
  10. ^ "LA Galaxy vs. PSA Elite 6 – 1". Soccerway. June 17, 2015.
  11. ^ "LA Galaxy vs. Philadelphia Union 5 – 1". Soccerway. June 20, 2015.
  12. ^ "LA Galaxy vs. Portland Timbers 5 – 0 (6/24/15)". Soccerway. June 24, 2015.
  13. ^ "Match Report: LA Galaxy open U.S. Open Cup campaign with 4–1 extra time win over La Máquina". LA Galaxy. June 14, 2016.
  14. ^ "Match Report: LA Galaxy secure spot in Open Cup semifinals with 4–2 win over Seattle Sounders". LA Galaxy. July 21, 2016.
  15. ^ "LA Galaxy win first match over LAFC | Pro Soccer USA". www.prosoccerusa.com. Retrieved April 1, 2018.
  16. ^ "Arena Calls 32 Players for MNT January Camp".
  17. ^ "United States vs. Serbia – Football Match Report – January 29, 2017 – ESPN".
  18. ^ "United States vs. Honduras – Football Match Report – March 24, 2017 – ESPN".
  19. ^ "Sebastian Lletget needs surgery, will miss 4-6 months for U.S., LA Galaxy". ESPNFC.com. March 28, 2017. Retrieved May 27, 2017.
  20. ^ "Becky G Pens Sweet Message to Love Sebastian Lletget after He Suffers Injury 'WE GOT YOUR BACK'". HOLA! USA. March 11, 2019. Retrieved April 30, 2019.
  21. ^ Hansen, Lena (January 17, 2018). "Becky G and Boyfriend Sebastian Lletget's Most Romantic Moments". PEOPLE. Retrieved April 30, 2019.
  22. ^ Behar, Deidre (December 15, 2017). "Becky G Reveals Boyfriend Sebastian Lletget Is the One! (Exclusive)". ETonline. Retrieved April 30, 2019.
  23. ^ "Becky G's "My Man" Video Shows A New Side Of Her Relationship With Sebastian Lletget - EXCLUSIVE". Elite Daily. July 10, 2020. Retrieved December 5, 2020.
  24. ^ Sebastian Lletget at Soccerway
  25. ^ "Christian Pulisic, Ethan Horvath lead U.S. over Mexico in Nations League final". ESPN. June 6, 2021. Retrieved June 6, 2021.

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