2012: Zusi was invited to U.S. MNT's 2012 January camp in preperation for two friendlies against Venezuela and Panama ... He went on to start both matches and scored the lone goal in the win against Panama ... He played 71 minutes in a 1-0 win against Jamacia in 2014 FIFA World Cup Qualifing ... Came on in teh 60th minute of the 2-1 win against Mexico on Aug. 15 ... Made three appearances in World Cup qualifiers ... First Apperence: Jan. 21, 2012, vs. Venezuela ... First Goal: Jan. 25, 2012, vs. Panama
2012: After earning MLS Breakout Player of the Year for his performance during the 2011 MLS season, Zusi wasted notime living up to the honor in 2012 ... Zusi notched six assists and a goal in teh first six games of the 2012 regular season ... Zusi led Sporting Kansas City and MLS in assists with 15, the third-most assists in a single season in Kansas City's club history ... Zusi's league leading five game-winning assists in 2012 match the single season club record ... Zusi led the league in corner kicks with 150, most by a Sporting Kansas City player and third-most in MLS behind brad davis (172 in 2011) and Maco Etcheverry (198 in 1998) ... Zusi was named a 2012 MLS All-Star ... 2011: Secured a starting place and clocked 2,329 minutes in 32 games for Sporting Kansas City ... Notched five goals and seven assists, a team high, and played in all three playoff games for Sporting, including the eastern Conference final ... Recorded game-winning assists in three straight matches in June and was named MLS Player of the Month ... Scored twice in 3-1 win against Portland on Aug. 17, his second multi-goal game of the season, was named MLS Player of the Week and earned MLS Goal of the Week for his distance strike in the same match ... he was named to the MLS Team of the Week for Week 31 ... Provided both assists to the 2-0 victory over the Colorado rapids in teh second leg of the playoffs on Nov. 2 ... 2010: Made 19 apperances in his second year with the club, starting four games ... he scored his first professional goal against teh expansion Philadelphia Union on June 10 .. Also entered as a secon-half substitute in Kansas City's 2-1 win against Manchester United during a summer friendly and started in U.S. Open cup play-in match against Colorado ... 2009: Selected 23rd overall in the second round of the 2009 MLS SuperDraft ... Made 13 apperances as a rookie, starting five games ... Recorded his first MLS assist in the last game of the season as he fed Kei Kamara for the team's first goal against D.C. United.
Has two younger sisters and one older brother who all play soccer ... In his free time, Zusi enjoys spending time with his family and doing outdoor activities, such as hicking and camping ... One of Zusi's all-time favorite movies is Tommy Boy ... Lists Zinedine Zidane and Chance Myers as his favorite soccer players, and enjoys watching Liverpool FC ... Gameday traditions include breakfast at Simply breakfast with chocolate chip pankakes, breakfast potatoes, turkey sausage and agallon of water ... Lists his top soccer memories as winning the College Cup with Maryland, playing in the opening match of LIVESTRONG Sporting Park and scoring for the U.S. Men's National Team.