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 Francisco Lletget[1]
Date of birth (1992-09-03) September 3, 1992 (age 26)
Place of birth San Francisco, California, United States
Height 5 ft 10 in (178 cm)[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 97 (12)
2015 LA Galaxy II 1 (0)
National team
2009 United States U17 7 (6)
2011 United States U20 3 (4)
2011 United States U23 1 (3)
2017– United States 9 (2)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of June 5, 2019
‡ National team caps and goals correct as of March 26, 2019

Sebastian Francisco 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.

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]

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. Lleget 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 American singer-songwriter and actress Becky G.[20][21][22]

Career statistics[edit]

Club[edit]

As of April 26, 2019[23]
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 31 1 5 4 3 0 0 0 39 5
2017 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 3 0
2018 28 3 1 0 0 0 0 0 29 3
2019 7 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 7 1
Total England 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 0
United States 90 12 8 5 4 1 4 0 106 18
Career statistics 90 12 9 5 4 1 4 0 107 19

International[edit]

As of March 26, 2019
National team Year Apps Goals
United States
2017 3 1
2018 2 0
2019 4 1
Total 9 2

Source: US Soccer

International goals[edit]

As of match played February 2, 2019: 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, California, 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

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. ^ Sebastian Lletget at Soccerway

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