Gyasi Zardes reaches a milestone as he becomes one of the 13th players to have scored 100 regular season goals in Major League Soccer.
Zardes, 31, scored in the 22nd minute with a precise header off of Nick Lima’s cross into the box against Houston Dynamo.
Zardes spoke about reaching the milestone on MLS 360 alongside Bradley Wright-Phillips, who also hit the mark with the New York Red Bulls.
Zardes in an interview with BWP said: “It’s huge, man. It’s something I dreamed about ever since I went pro and just to see the day that I hit 100 goals man, like you. I’ve been watching forwards for many years in this league and to see myself join the 100 club, it’s a blessing.”
“It’s a huge honor. But I always give credit to my teammates man, because they help provide the service for us strikers, you know?”
Gyasi Zardes also confirmed that the goal was also a big deal for his family including his son who plays in the Austin FC academy.
“I have a son that’s playing with the academy and man, everything I do, I know he’s watching me,” Zardes continued.
“This ball, I need to go find and I’m glad you mentioned that because I don’t know where it’s at. I need to go find it but man, everything I do is for them. They motivate me to keep working, keep grinding, wake up every morning, and give them my all, so this is definitely one that’s going on the mantle. And it’s motivation to keep working hard to keep moving up that leaderboard.”
Zardes had a slow start at Austin FC after he went goalless in his first 11 league appearances despite being one of the club’s biggest off-season signings.
He proved himself soon in the league as one of the MLS’ best-ever marksmen, scoring in his last three matches.
Gyasi A. Zardes is an American soccer player who was born on September 2, 1991, and plays as a forward for Austin FC and the United States national team.
Zardes was born in Hawthorne, California, and he was part of the LA Galaxy youth academy before playing college soccer for Cal State Bakersfield.
Though he was born in the United States, Gyasi Zardes is of Ghanaian descent.
Zardes married his long-term girlfriend Madison Goodvin, a fellow student-athlete in Bakersfield in the year 2013.
Zardes and Madison Goodvin have four kids together Gyan (9), Maylie (7), Maisie Grace (5), and Gyson who is 2 years old.
Zardes’s wife Madison Goodvin is a talented athlete in her own right, and first met Zardes when they were both student-athletes at CSU Bakersfield.
Gyasi Zardes is a practicing Christian and has a degree in criminal justice from Cal State Dominguez Hills.
Zardes in The MLS This Season
Gyasi Zardes has played 7 matches (plus 6 as a sub) and has 4 shots on target from a total of 12 shots and have scored 2 goals (1.73 xG) in the 2022/23 MLS season.
The veteran striker averages a total of 9 passes per match with a pass completion rate of 70%, but has no assists.
Salary And Net Worth
Gyasi signed a contract with Colombus Crew that saw him get a whooping salary of 1.3 Million Euros (1.1 Million Pound) annually.
The ex LA Galaxy Star has a reported net worth of €12,000,000 after he renewed his contract with his current team.
The American striker is currently at the peak of his career and has reached a market value of €2,000,000 despite being 30+.