MacMath playing with the Union in 2012
|Full name||Zachary Michael MacMath|
|Date of birth||August 7, 1991|
|Place of birth||St. Petersburg, Florida, United States|
|Height||6 ft 0 in (1.83 m)|
(on loan from Philadelphia Union)
|2006–2008||IMG Soccer Academy|
|2015–||→ Colorado Rapids (loan)||0||(0)|
|2006–2007||United States U17||22||(0)|
|2010–2011||United States U20||7||(0)|
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of January 6, 2015.
MacMath was born in St. Petersburg, Florida. He attended St. Petersburg High School as a freshman, and then attended the IMG Soccer Academy in Bradenton, Florida. He was a two-time Parade magazine High School All-American soccer goalkeeper.
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. It was during this time that he had a training stint with English Premier League club Everton. At the end of the 2010 season, MacMath was named to the Jewish Sports Review's All-America team.
MacMath was drafted #5 overall in the 2011 MLS SuperDraft by the Philadelphia Union. 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.
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.
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. MacMath also trained with the U-23 Olympic squad in preparation for the 2012 London Olympics in two camps prior to qualifying.
|Club performance||League||Cup||League Cup||Continental||Total|
|USA||League||Open Cup||MLS Cup||North America||Total|
|2011||Philadelphia Union||Major League Soccer||8||0||0||0||0||0||–||8||0|
Updated January 6, 2015
MacMath is Jewish. His mother is Jewish, his father (Gary) is Catholic, and he considers himself Jewish. He became a Bar Mitzvah at Temple Beth El, a Conservative synagogue in St. Petersburg.
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- "MacMath to train with Everton:Update". November 5, 2012. Retrieved November 5, 2012.
- "Okugo, MacMath Called Up to U-20 USMNT". Philadelphia Union.
- http://www.ussoccer.com/News/U-20-MNT/2011/03/Rongen-Finalizes-Roster-for-CONCACAF-U20-Championship.aspx Rongen Finalizes Roster for CONCACAF Under-20 Championship