FC Dallas signs defender Reto Ziegler January 2, 2018.
2018: Ziegler appeared in 29 MLS games (all starts), one playoff game, two CONCACAF Champions League games and one U.S. Open Cup game...Scored four goals in MLS play…Had a game-high 96 touches and 86 passes with an 83.7% passing accuracy on March 24 vs. Portland Timbers…Had a 91.3% passing accuracy on April 7 vs. Colorado Rapids…Had a 90.9% passing accuracy on May 12 vs. LA Galaxy…Scored his first MLS goal on June 2 vs. Los Angeles FC…Scored his second goal on July 4 vs. Atlanta United…Scored his third goal on July 14 vs. Chicago Fire…Had a 93.9% passing accuracy on July 21 vs. Houston Dynamo...Scored his fourth goal of the season with a penalty in a 4-2 win vs. Houston Dynamo on Sept. 1…Led the team with 83 passes, 29 of which were in the opposition’s half vs. Columbus Crew on Sept. 15 and had seven defensive clearances, four more than any other FC Dallas player…Led the team with seven clearances and two interceptions vs. Portland Timbers on Sept. 29….Won 100% of his aerial duels vs. Sporting Kansas City on Oct. 21…Prior to singing with FC Dallas Ziegler spent the last four seasons in Switzerland’s top league after 145 appearances in Italy’s Serie A and 34 appearances in the English Premier League for Tottenham and Wigan Athletic... Since the start of the 2015-2016 season, he has made 64 starts and has scored 13 goals.
A member of the Swiss National Team, the defender has earned 34 caps all-time and has been named to two World Cup squads (2010 and 2014), starting all three games during Switzerland’s 2010 tournament.
Led the team with 83 passes, 29 of which were in the opposition’s half vs. CLB on Sept. 15 and had seven defensive clearances vs. CLB four more than any other FC Dallas player.