Miguel Zapata

Miguel Zapata

Position: Midfielder

Birthdate: April 30, 1993

Status: Academy Protected Player

Birthplace: USA

High School: Katy Mayde Creek, 2011

College: University of Tulsa


OUTLOOK: Experienced, skilled player who can play midfield or outside back and has trained with the first team. College freshman at the University of Tulsa (2011-12).

2011 DYNAMO RESERVES: Made two league appearances for the professional reserve team ... Made Reserves debut as a sub in 3-0 loss at CHI on 4/24 ... Played 23 minutes as a midfield substitute and helped Dynamo pull a goal back in 3-2 loss vs. FCD on 5/29 ... Also came on as a sub in 3-1 friendly win vs. Monterrey U-20s on 7/10.

2011 EUROVOETBAL: One of three players from the Academy U-18 team to join the U-16s to form a U-17 squad that competed at the prestigious Eurovoetbal Tournament in the Netherlands ... One of only four players to start all six tournament matches as the Dynamo finished seventh.

2011 DALLAS CUP: Started all three of the Dynamo's games in the prestigious U-19 Super Group, including the 2-1 win vs. Alajuelense on 4/20.

2010-11 USSF: Regular starter for the Academy U-18 squad, playing in 19 of 26 games and making 17 starts.

2010 SUM U-17 CUP: Helped lead Dynamo to third-place finish with 3-0-1 record, the best SUM Cup finish by Houston … Second leading scorer in tournament for Dynamo, scoring two goals in three games … Netted opening goal of the tournament for Houston in the ninth minute vs. TFC on 7/23, firing in right-footed shot from long range to set tone for 3-0 win … Fired in dramatic tying goal with thunderous long-range shot in 51st minute of 1-1 semifinal tie vs. RSL on 7/27.

2010 COPA CHIVAS: One of younger players to participate in prestigious Copa Chivas in Guadalajara, Mexico … Started opening game but broke collarbone and missed remainder of tournament.

2009-10 USSF: Appeared in 14 games and made 13 starts for U-18 squad that reached the USSF playoffs despite still being eligible for U-16 competition … Scored first USSF Development Academy goal as final tally in 3-0 win vs. Andromeda on 4/25 … Started all three playoff games at right back as Dynamo narrowly missed advancing to Finals Week … Also made three starts for the U-16 squad.

OTHER ACADEMY: 2010: Played all 90 minutes of 0-0 tie vs. U.S. U-17 national team on 5/22 at Robertson Stadium.