Zusi with United States in 2013
|Full name||Graham Jonathan Zusi|
|Date of birth||August 18, 1986|
|Place of birth||Longwood, Florida, United States|
|Height||1.78 m (5 ft 10 in)|
|Sporting Kansas City|
|2005||Central Florida Kraze||10||(1)|
|2009-||Sporting Kansas City||227||(28)|
|* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of May 2, 2018
? National team caps and goals correct as of September 10, 2017
Zusi was born on August 18, 1986. Zusi graduated from Lake Brantley High School.
Zusi played college soccer at the University of Maryland, College Park. During his college career, Zusi played in 89 games, recording 28 goals and 20 assists, and helped Maryland win the National Championship in 2005 and 2008, scoring the game-winning goal in the 2008 National Semi-Final and Championship Games. He graduated with a degree in criminology.
Zusi was drafted in the second round (23rd overall) of the 2009 MLS SuperDraft by the Kansas City Wizards. He made his professional debut on March 21, 2009, in Kansas City's first game of the 2009 MLS season against Toronto FC.
Zusi enjoyed a breakout season in 2011 helping the renamed Sporting Kansas City franchise to an Eastern Conference championship and earning a call-up to the U.S. national team. His efforts were rewarded by Sporting with a new four-year contract announced on February 16, 2012. In the 2012 season he led the league in assists with 15.
On January 21, 2012, Zusi made his debut for the senior side of his country (as a starter) in a 1-0 win over Venezuela in a friendly match. On January 25, 2012, Zusi scored his first international goal in the ninth minute against Panama in a 1-0 victory. Zusi was named to the national team's Hexagonal roster for the February 6, 2013 match against Honduras; he entered the game as a second-half substitute.
On October 15, 2013, Zusi scored a stoppage-time equalizer against Panama in a World Cup qualifier. Though the United States had already qualified, Zusi's goal meant that Mexico would advance to the next round at Panama's expense. As a result, a group of Mexico fans later presented Zusi with a framed photo and plaque with the words San Zusi ("Saint Zusi").
On June 16, 2014, in the United States' first game in the 2014 FIFA World Cup, Zusi provided the assist from a corner kick for John Brooks' game-winning goal in the 2-1 victory against Ghana. On June 22, 2014, in the United States' second game in the World Cup, Zusi provided the assist for Clint Dempsey's goal in the 2-2 draw against Portugal.
On June 7, 2016, Zusi scored a late goal after being substituted in for the U.S. national team to put them up 4-0 against Costa Rica in the Copa América Centenario. This goal made the 4-0 win over Costa Rica the largest victory against Costa Rica in history for the U.S. national team.
On October 10, 2017, the United States lost 2-1 against Trinidad and Tobago on their last qualifying match for the 2018 FIFA World Cup, eliminating them from the tournament for the first time since 1986, ironically thanks to a late goal by Panama, the same team Zusi helped eliminate from the 2014 World Cup.
|Club||Season||MLS||Playoffs||Open Cup||Champions League||Total|
|Kansas City Wizards||2009||13||0||--||2||0||--||15||0|
|Sporting Kansas City||2011||32||5||3||0||4||0||39||5|
|1||January 25, 2012||Estadio Rommel Fernández, Panama City, Panama||Panama||
|2||October 11, 2013||Sporting Park, Kansas City, United States||Jamaica||
|3||October 15, 2013||Estadio Rommel Fernández, Panama City, Panama||Panama||
|4||March 29, 2016||MAPFRE Stadium, Columbus, United States||Guatemala||
|5||June 7, 2016||Soldier Field, Chicago, United States||Costa Rica||