A shining example of seizing the opportunity, Zusi went from an invitation to the January camp to finishing the year with six caps and three starts in World Cup qualifying as a wide option for Jurgen Klinsmann. Zusi settled into an advanced, right-sided spot with Sporting Kansas City and things seemed to fall neatly into place. his smooth passisng and set-piece ability earned him MLS Breakout Player of the Year honors in 2011 and led the league in assists in 2012, helping Kansas City to an Eastern-Conference best 66 points last season.
- Notched his first goal on Jan. 25, 2012, vs. Panama just four days after recieving his first cap on Jan. 21, 2012, against Venezuela
- Led all of Major League Soccer with 15 assists in 2012, the third highest mark in Kansas City club history
- Helped Sprting capture the Lamar Hunt U.S. Open Cup, notching a goal and assist in semifinal victory over the Philadelphia Union
- Selected to the MLS All-Star game in 2012 and logged 33 minutes in teh 3-2 win against Chelsea
- Won teh 2005 and 2008 College Cups during his college career at maryland and scored the game-winning goal in both the 2008 semi-final and national championship games