Zac MacMath

Zac MacMath
Zac MacMath
Zac MacMath
Real Name: Zac MacMath
HT: 6' 2" WT: 194
Age: 27 (08/07/1991)
Birthplace: St. Petersburg, FL
Hometown: St. Petersburg, FL

Hometown: St. Petersburg, Florida
Citizenship: USA
College: University of Maryland
Birth date: August 7, 1991
Previous club: Philadelphia Union
Acquired: Joined the Rapids on a year-long loan agreement for 2015 from Philadelphia Union. Then signed to a contract, from the Union, on December 11, 2015 in exchange for the Rapids' natural second round pick in the 2017 MLS SuperDraft.



  • Went 90 minutes at BMO Field in the second leg of the Scotiabank CONCACAF Champions League encounter against Toronto FC (2/27), which ended 0-0.
  • Though he began on the bench for the first six games of the MLS season, MacMath did feature in game six, when entering 22 minutes into the 3-0 loss at Real Salt Lake (4/21). He replaced Jack McBean after Tim Howard had been sent off. Despite playing just 68 minutes, MacMath made six saves. This was his first league appearance since 10/7/17 vs FC Dallas.
  • Made his first MLS start of 2018 in the 2-1 home loss to Orlando City SC (4/29), as cover for the suspended Tim Howard.
  • Missed one MLS game due to illness (10/21). 
  • Picked up the the Humanitarian of the Year award for the second consecutive year at the end of season gala, A Burgundy Affair.


  • Made his season debut in the season opener, a 1-0 home win over New England Revolution (3/4).
  • On the bench for the next three games, before returning in the absence of the suspended Tim Howard for the 2-1 home loss to Real Salt Lake (4/15), the 1-0 defeat at Minnesota United FC (4/23) and the 2-0 reversal at Orlando City SC (4/29).
  • MLS Save of the Week (Weeks 8 & 9) after denying Christian Ramirez at Minnesota United FC (4/23), and Antonio Nocerino at Orlando City SC (4/29).
  • Returned for the 2-1 home win over Columbus Crew SC (6/3), as Tim Howard was on international duty.
  • MacMath also played in both Lamar Hunt U.S. Open Cup encounters, against Oklahoma City Energy FC (6/13) and at FC Dallas (6/27).
  • Played back-to-back road games, at Toronto FC (7/22) and San Jose Earthquakes (7/29), as Tim Howard was on Gold Cup duty.
  • Sidelined four to six weeks after undergoing knee surgery at the start of August.
  • Played a further two games to finish the season, on 9/2 at LA Galaxy, and on 10/7 at home to FC Dallas. Howard was with the USMNT for World Cup qualifiers.
  • Named the club's Humanitarian of the Year.


  • Started the first 16 games of the season, during which time the Rapids were 9-2-5.
  • His minutes were then limited with the arrival of Tim Howard, though he did make one further regular season appearance, in the 2-0 loss at New England Revolution (9/3).
  • Finished the regular season with a franchise-best 0.76 Goals Against Average, improving on the previous record of 1.07 set by Joe Cannon in the 2004 season.
  • The Rapids went 9-3-5 with MacMath in goal. This record puts MacMath second all-time on the Rapids' list of goalkeepers with regards winning percentage, at 0.676, which sits behind Marcus Hahnemann (0.769) from the 1999 season (when ties were not allowed).
  • Kept six shutouts from just 17 games. His best season came in 2013, when he managed 12 shutouts from 34 games.
  • Along with Tim Howard, named Co-MVP for the Rapids for 2016.


  • On a season-long loan from Philadelphia Union, goalkeeper Zac MacMath stepped in the last three games of the 2015 campaign, replacing Clint Irwin.
  • MacMath made his Rapids debut against Colorado Springs Switchbacks in the Lamar Hunt U.S. Open Cup.
  • He played in both USOC games, but had to wait until the home match with Montreal Impact on October 10 to make his MLS bow for the Rapids.
  • MacMath was beaten by Didier Drogba on that occasion, but claimed his 29th career shutout in his next outing, a 2-0 win at Sporting Kansas City; a match in which he was also a contender for Week 34 'Save of the Week'.


  • Became the youngest goalkeeper in MLS history to reach 100 career starts, Oct. 11, 2014.
  • Appeared and started in 29 games, logging five shutouts in 2,610 minutes of action, including two wins in the U.S. Open Cup.
  • His two saves in the penalty kick tiebreaker sealed a U.S. Open Cup semifinal win against FC Dallas, putting the Union in its first-ever U.S. Open Cup final.


  • Played and started all 34 games of the season, logging 3060 minutes with 12 shutouts and a 1.29 goals-against average.


  • Solidified his position as the Union’s starting goalkeeper, starting in all but two games logging a Union single season goalkeeping record 2,880 minutes.
  • Set Philadelphia club record for most saves in a game (eight) against Columbus.


  • Drafted fifth overall in 2011 MLS SuperDraft and moved into the starting lineup Sept. 3, 2011 when  Faryd Mondragon fractured his finger, then recorded a 1.07 goals-against average and three shutouts in eight games played.


  • Earned first team all-Atlantic Coast Conference mention as well as several other collegiate honors.
  • Most valuable player in the ACC tournament after shutting out Virginia and top-seeded North Carolina.
  • Named to the NSCAA All-America third team, first team all-ACC and first team all-South Atlantic Region.
  • As a freshman, tied the school record for season shutouts with 12, finishing the year in goal on a Maryland team that went 19-1 and won the NCAA Division I championship.


  • Joined the U.S. Soccer Federation’s U-17 residency program in Bradenton, Fla. and eventually became part of the national team player pools at three different age levels.
  • Competed for the USA in the FIFA U-17 World Cup in 2007, starting two games in goal.
  • Trained with U-23 U.S. Men’s National Team ahead of 2011 CONCACAF Olympic qualifying, earning three separate appearances with the squad.


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Career Statistics (Regular Season)
2018Colorado Rapids2115809522020
2017Colorado Rapids998101271222252
2016Colorado Rapids171715306391301935
2015Colorado Rapids3327016500120
2014Philadelphia Union29292610577454791010
2013Philadelphia Union34343060121014411121210
2012Philadelphia Union32322880893433410175
2011Philadelphia Union87675316811304
Career Totals-13413211993363681751318465136
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