- Position: Midfielder
- Date of Birth: 08/18/1986
- College Experience: Maryland
- Pro Team: Sporting Kansas City
- Height: 5'10"
- Caps: 55
- Goals: 5
Graham Zusi has been a winner in college and with Sporting Kansas City, lifting the College Cup twice, the MLS Cup, and two US Open Cups. Emerging as a regular with Sporting KC, Zusi transitioned to the USMNT without playing for the youth teams. His MLS All-Star form showed, with Zusi named to the 2014 World Cup squad.
2017: Started against Serbia on Jan 27 and Jamaica on Feb 3. Subbed on against Honduras on Mar 24 in World Cup qualifying and started against Panama in the WCQ on Mar 28. Subbed on against Venezuela on Jun 3. Subbed on against Mexico on Jun 11. Started against Ghana on Jul 1. Started against Panama on Jul 8 in the Gold Cup opener and against Nicaragua on Jul 15. Started the Jul 22 semifinal against Costa Rica and the final against Jamaica on Jul 26. In the starting lineup for the Sep 1 qualifier against Costa Rica. Started against Honduras on Sep 5.
2016: Scored in the 4-0 win over Guatemala in the Mar 29 World Cup qualifier. Named to the Copa Centenario roster. Subbed on in the Copa Centenario opener against Colombia on Jun 4 and against Costa Rica on Jun 7. Scored against Costa Rica. Subbed on against Paraguay on Jun 11. Subbed on against Ecuador in the Copa Centenario quarterfinals on Jun 16 and started against Argentina in the semifinals on Jun 21. Started the World Cup qualifier against St Vincent and the Grenadines on Sep 2. Subbed on against Costa Rica on Nov 15.
2015: A regular with the USMNT.
2014: Named to the World Cup squad, assisting on the game winner against Ghana and picking up another assist in the 2-2 draw with Portugal.
2013: Scored in the 2-0 World Cup qualifying win over Jamaica in his home stadium Sporting Park. Scored in the Oct 15 World Cup qualifier against Panama.
2012: Debuted for the USMNT in a friendly against Venzuela as part of the January camp. Scored his first international goal in the 1-0 win over Panama on Jan 25.
2022: 21 games for Sporting, finishing 12th in a season where the club advanced to the semifinals of the US Open Cup.
2021: 26 appearances for Sporting, finishing 3rd and advancing to the conference semifinals.
2020: Played in 15 games for Kansas City, finishing 1st in the West and exiting the playoffs in the quarterfinals.
2019: 27 games in an 11th-place finish.
2018: Played in every regular season game with Sporting, winning the West and advancing to the conference semifinals.
2017: Another opening orund playoff exit after finishing 5th with Zusi playing in 24 games,
2016: 21 games with Sporting, finishing 6th and exiting in the opening round.
2015: A US Open Cup winner with Sporting KC playing in 25 regular season games, finishing 6th, and exiting in the first round of the playoffs.
2014: Named to his third MLs All-Star team in a row.
2013: Individually, another All-Star appearance and MLS Bext XI in the season when Sporting KC won the MLS Cup.
2012: His second 32-game regular season and another trip to the playoffs. Made the All-Star team and the MLS Best-XI. Won the US Open Cup.
2011: Got his first playoff minutes with Kansas City after becoming a regular with the squad and playing in 32 regular season games.
2010: 19 games and one goal with Kansas City, missing the playoffs.
2009: Signed with MLS and joined the Kansas City Wizards with the 23rd pick in the SuperDraft. Played in 13 games in his rookie season.
College and Youth Soccer: Graham played his youth soccer in Florida, playing for Lake Brantley High School and signing with the NCAA soccer powerhouse Maryland. With Maryland, Zusi was part of championship winners in 2005 and 08 where he won the title with a goal in the final.