Zak Ibsen

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Zak Ibsen
Personal information
Date of birth (1972-06-02) June 2, 1972 (age 44)
Place of birth Santa Clara, California, United States
Height 5 ft 11 in (1.80 m)
Playing position Defender
Youth career
1990–1992 UCLA Bruins
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1993 1. FC Saarbrücken II 0 (0)
1994 VfL Bochum II 0 (0)
1994 Los Angeles Salsa
1995 Hawaii Tsunami
1995-1996 Baltimore Spirit (indoor) 17 (10)
1996 Tampa Bay Terror (indoor) 9 (2)
1996 New England Revolution 6 (0)
1996 Dallas Burn 16 (1)
1997 California Jaguars 15 (1)
1998 Chicago Fire 27 (0)
1999–2000 Los Angeles Galaxy 50 (3)
2001–2002 San Jose Earthquakes 41 (2)
National team
1992–1996 United States 15 (0)

* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only.

Zak Ibsen (born June 2, 1972) is an American retired soccer player.

Ibsen played college soccer at UCLA.[1] He was a member of the 1992 U.S. Olympic team[2] and the U.S. National Team.[1] He played in Germany[3] and in the National Professional Soccer League for the Baltimore Spirit as a midfielder before he was traded to the Tampa Bay Terror on January 17, 1996 in exchange for John Garvey.[4] He then joined Major League Soccer in 1996. Selected by New England in the 1996 MLS Supplemental Draft,[3] he also later played for Dallas, Chicago, Los Angeles and San Jose,[5]

He won MLS titles with the Chicago Fire in 1998[6] and the San Jose Earthquakes in 2001.[7]

During his MLS career Ibsen played in 140 games, scored 6 goals, and had 10 assists[5] (including an assist in the 2001 championship game).[7]

Long active in beach soccer,[8] Ibsen played for the United States national beach soccer team at the FIFA Beach Soccer World Cup in 2006 and 2007.[9]

He now works at JL Stanford middle school as a PE teaacher


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