Player Details

Name

Zac MacMath

Height

6' 2"

Weight

194 lbs

Date of Birth

8.7.1991 (29)

Birthplace

St. Petersburg, FL USA

Position

Goalkeeper
2021 MLS Regular Season
2021 MLS Regular Season

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Career Summary

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.

MLS CAREER

2018

  • 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.

2017

  • 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.

2016

  • 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.

2015

  • 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'.

2014

  • 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.

2013

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

2012

  • 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.

2011

  • 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.

COLLEGE

  • 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.

INTERNATIONAL

  • 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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