FC Dallas signs defender Reto Ziegler January 2, 2018.
Languages Spoken: English, Spanish, French
2019: Started and played the full 90-minutes in 32 matches for FC Dallas this season as well as one Lamar Hunt U.S. Open Cup and MLS playoff match. Scored five MLS goals (four penalty kicks and one freekick goal) and one U.S. Open Cup goal. Scored his first MLS goal of the season on March 9 vs. LA Galaxy in the 53rd minute. Scored his second MLS goal of the season and first set piece goal of the season for FC Dallas on April 6 vs. Philadelphia Union in the 10th minute. Scored his third MLS goal of the season on April 13 vs. Portland Timbers in the 60th minute Scored a goal in the 90th minute in the 4-1 in against Oklahoma City Energy on June 12 in the Lamar Hunt U.S. Open Cup Fourth Round. Scored his fourth MLS goal of the season in the 85th minute on August 17 vs. Montreal Impact; FC Dallas and Montreal Impact tied 3-3. Scored his fifth MLS goal of the season on Aug. 25 vs. Houston Dynamo in the 24th minute, where FC Dallas won 5-1. Led the team with the most total passes this season with 2,412, tied for fourth in the league.
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. 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. Scored his fourth goal of the season with a penalty in a 4-2 win vs. Houston Dynamo on Sept. 1.
Prior to singing with FC Dallas, Ziegler spent 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. At the start of the 2015-2016 season, he made 64 starts and 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.