Sebastian Lletget

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Sebastian Lletget
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Lletget warming up for West Ham United in 2012
Personal information
Full name Sebastian Lletget[1]
Date of birth (1992-09-03) September 3, 1992 (age 24)
Place of birth San Francisco, California, United States
Height 5 ft 10 in (1.78 m)[2]
Playing position Attacking midfielder
Club information
Current team
LA Galaxy
Number 17
Youth career
000 Sporting Santa Clara
2009–2010 West Ham United
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2010–2015 West Ham United 0 (0)
2015– LA Galaxy 39 (8)
2015 LA Galaxy II (loan) 1 (0)
National team
2009 United States U17 7 (3)
2011 United States U20 3 (0)
2011 United States U23 1 (0)

* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 03:28, July 31, 2016 (UTC).

‡ National team caps and goals correct as of May 17, 2016

Sebastian Lletget (born September 3, 1992) is an American soccer player who plays as an attacking midfielder for LA Galaxy in Major League Soccer. He has also played for the United States national team at under-17, under-20 and under-23 levels.

Early years[edit]

Born in San Francisco, California to Argentine parents,[3] Lletget grew up in Northern California where he played for Sporting Santa Clara 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[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 made his debut 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 moves to the semi-finals after 4–2 victory over Seattle Sounders.[14]

International career[edit]

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

Career statistics[edit]

As of July 31, 2016[15]
Club Season League Cup League Cup Other[A] Total
Division Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals
England League FA Cup League Cup Europe Total
West Ham United 2010–11 Premier League 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2011–12 Championship 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2012–13 Premier League 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2013–14 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 0
2014–15 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
United States League US Open Cup Playoffs North America Total
LA Galaxy II 2015 USL Pro 1 0 0 0 1 0
LA Galaxy 2015 MLS 20 7 2 1 1 1 4 0 27 9
2016 MLS 19 1 3 4 0 0 0 0 22 5
Total England 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 0
United States 40 8 5 5 1 1 4 0 50 14
Career statistics 40 8 6 5 1 1 4 0 51 14

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. 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. ^ Sebastian Lletget profile at Soccerway

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