U.S. Soccer
U.S. Under-23 Men's National Team

Zarek Valentin

Defender Caps/Goals -
  • Date of Birth

  • Height / Weight

    6-0 / 165

  • Hometown

    Lancaster, Pa.

  • Club

    Montreal Impact

Zarek Valentin has been a part of every U-23 camp under head coach Caleb Porter and made his debut against Mexico on Feb. 29, 2012, playing 90 minutes at left back. After spending a semester in the U-17 Residency Program, he joined the U-20s and was a member of the USA squad that competed in the 2011 CONCACAF U-20 Championship. He also made appearances for the U-15 and U-18 MNTs. Valentin played for two years at Akron under Porter and won the 2010 NCAA Championship before going into Major League Soccer, where he now plays for the 2012 expansion Montreal Impact.

  • Selected fourth overall in the 2011 MLS SuperDraft by Chivas USA, where he started 24 of his 25 games in his rookie year
  • Joined Montreal Impact as part of the 2011 MLS Expansion Draft
  • Was part of the U-17 Residency Program in Fall 2006 and played all three of the USA’s games at the 2011 CONCACAF U-20 Championship