Sacha Bryan Kljestan (/ˈsɑːʃə ˈklɛstʃən/; born September 9, 1985) is an American soccer player who currently plays as a midfielder for Orlando City in Major League Soccer and the United States men's national soccer team.
Youth and college
Kljestan was raised in Huntington Beach, California and played for the Region IV Olympic Development Program team. He played three years of college soccer at Seton Hall University in New Jersey under former United States national team coach Manfred Schellscheidt. He was named NCAA Division I First-Team All-America in 2004 and earned third team honors in 2005. Kljestan was named Big East Conference Offensive Player of the Year in 2005 and earned first-team All-Big East in 2004 and 2005. He holds the single-season assists record at Seton Hall with 15 in 2005 and ranks fifth all-time at the school with 28 over a three-year career. Kljestan finished his college career with 20 goals and helped Seton Hall University to three NCAA Tournament appearances.
Kljestan signed a Generation adidas contract with MLS, and played USL Premier Development League soccer for Orange County Blue Star in 2005. Kljestan was taken fifth overall at the 2006 MLS SuperDraft.
Former Youth Teams
Former Senior Teams
Former Club Staff