Luke Sassano

Luke Sassano
32
Midfielder
  • 6' 1"
  • 170 lbs.
  • 10-14-1985
  • Orinda, CA

MLS:

2011: Sassano signed a contract with the club in January, after being acquired in a trade with the LA Galaxy following the Re-Entry Stage 2 Draft. Scored first career goal in 4-1 win at FC Dallas on June 12th. 
 
2010: Made 3 appearances for the New York Red Bulls playing in a defensive midfield position prior to undergoing season-ending surgery on his right ankle. Following the 2010 season he entered the MLS Re-Entry Process and was selected by the Los Angeles Galaxy in the Stage 2 Re-Entry Draft before he was traded to Kansas City in exchange for the rights to Frankie Hejduk..
 
2009: Featured in 17 games for the Red Bulls this season, starting in 12. Missed two matches in May due to right ankle sprain. Trained with Red Bull Salzburg after the regular season. 
 
2008: Made MLS debut, playing full 90 minutes against Columbus on April 5 in season opener. Played right back, right midfield and central midfield during season. Played 18 games in regular season, starting in 11, and started in all four playoff games as a holding midfielder. Started in 11 MLS Reserve League games, logging 990 minutes and one assist.
 
COLLEGE: Sassano, the team captain for the University of California-Berkeley in 2007, was named All Pac-10 Honorable Mention in 2005 and a Pac-10 All-Academic Honorable Mention selection in 2007. Featuring in a total of 64 games (56 starts), he tallied a total of four goals and 19 assists during his four-year career for the Golden Bears.
 
YOUTH: The graduate of Miramonte High School (CA) has also played on club teams, Lamorinda United and the Santa Clara Sporting Ruckus.
 
PERSONAL: Favorite player growing up was Roberto Baggio and favorite team is Manchester United. A big Oakland Athletics fan and his favorite actor is Edward Norton. Enjoys listening to Bob Marley. Majored in international economics at UC-Berkeley. Parents are Matthew and Corinna Sassano. Younger brother, Evan, played as a defender at UC-Berkeley. Favorite Kansas City restaurant is Pandolfi's Deli, where he has a sandwich on the menu named after him. Listens to Jack Johnson before playing every match. Best soccer memory is scoring first MLS goal against FC Dallas in June of 2011. Favorite expression is 'If you're not first, you're last'. Co-founder of Sportaneous.com, a mobile app that promotes active lifestyles. 

Career Statistics (Regular Season)

Year Club GP GS G MIN A SHT SOG FC OFF Y R
2012 Sporting Kansas City 1 0 0 14 0 1 0 0 0 0 0
2011 Sporting Kansas City 9 5 1 531 0 2 2 2 0 1 0
2010 New York Red Bulls 3 2 0 120 0 0 0 1 0 0 1
2009 New York Red Bulls 17 12 0 1179 0 6 0 6 0 1 0
2008 New York Red Bulls 18 11 0 954 0 8 1 11 1 2 0
Career Totals 48 30 1 2798 0 17 3 20 1 4 1

2012 Season Statistics

Competition Club GP GS G MIN A SHT SOG FC OFF Y R
MLS Playoffs Sporting Kansas City 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
MLS Regular Season Sporting Kansas City 1 0 0 14 0 1 0 0 0 0 0

2011 Season Statistics

Competition Club GP GS G MIN A SHT SOG FC OFF Y R
MLS Playoffs Sporting Kansas City 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
MLS Regular Season Sporting Kansas City 9 5 1 531 0 2 2 2 0 1 0

2010 Season Statistics

Competition Club GP GS G MIN A SHT SOG FC OFF Y R
MLS Playoffs New York Red Bulls 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
MLS Regular Season New York Red Bulls 3 2 0 120 0 0 0 1 0 0 1

2009 Season Statistics

Competition Club GP GS G MIN A SHT SOG FC OFF Y R
MLS Regular Season New York Red Bulls 17 12 0 1179 0 6 0 6 0 1 0

2008 Season Statistics

Competition Club GP GS G MIN A SHT SOG FC OFF Y R
MLS Playoffs New York Red Bulls 4 4 0 341 0 1 0 3 0 1 0
MLS Regular Season New York Red Bulls 18 11 0 954 0 8 1 11 1 2 0
GP: Games Played, GS: Games Started, G: Goals, MIN: Minutes Played, A: Assists, SHT: Shots, SOG: Shots on Goal, FC: Fouls Committed, FS: Fouls Suffered, OFF: Offsides, Y: Yellow Cards, R: Red Cards, GF: Goals For, GA: Goals Against, SO: Shutouts, SV: Saves, CK: Corner Kicks, PKA: Penalty Kick Attempts, PKG: Penalty Kick Goals, PKS: Penalty Kick Saves

Regular Season Game Log

Date Match Result Appearance MINS G A SHT SOG FC FS Y R
10/24/2012 PHI @ KC W 1-2 Unused Sub 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
10/20/2012 KC @ NY T 0-0 Unused Sub 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
10/7/2012 KC @ CLB T 1-1 Unused Sub 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
9/28/2012 CHI @ KC W 0-2 Unused Sub 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
9/22/2012 KC @ MTL T 0-0 Unused Sub 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
9/19/2012 KC @ NY W 2-0 Unused Sub 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
9/14/2012 HOU @ KC T 1-1 Unused Sub 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
9/1/2012 TOR @ KC W 1-2 Unused Sub 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
8/26/2012 NY @ KC T 1-1 Unused Sub 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
8/18/2012 KC @ TOR W 1-0 Unused Sub 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
8/11/2012 DC @ KC W 1-2 Unused Sub 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
8/4/2012 KC @ NE W 1-0 Unused Sub 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
7/28/2012 CLB @ KC L 2-1 Unused Sub 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
7/21/2012 NE @ KC T 0-0 Unused Sub 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
7/18/2012 KC @ HOU L 1-2 Unused Sub 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
7/14/2012 KC @ CLB W 2-0 Unused Sub 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
7/7/2012 HOU @ KC T 0-0 Unused Sub 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
7/4/2012 KC @ MTL W 3-1 Unused Sub 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
6/29/2012 CHI @ KC L 1-0 Unused Sub 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
6/23/2012 KC @ PHI L 0-4 Unused Sub 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
6/20/2012 KC @ SEA T 1-1 Unused Sub 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
6/16/2012 TOR @ KC W 0-2 Unused Sub 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
5/27/2012 SJ @ KC W 1-2 Unused Sub 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
5/19/2012 KC @ COL T 2-2 Unused Sub 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
5/12/2012 KC @ CHI L 1-2 Unused Sub 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
5/5/2012 MTL @ KC L 2-0 Unused Sub 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
4/21/2012 KC @ POR L 0-1 Unused Sub 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
4/18/2012 KC @ VAN W 3-1 Unused Sub 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
4/14/2012 RSL @ KC W 0-1 Unused Sub 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
4/7/2012 LA @ KC W 0-1 Unused Sub 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
4/1/2012 KC @ CHV W 1-0 Unused Sub 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
3/25/2012 DAL @ KC W 1-2 Unused Sub 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
3/17/2012 NE @ KC W 0-3 Subbed On 14 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0
3/10/2012 KC @ DC W 1-0 Unused Sub 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
10/22/2011 KC @ DC W 1-0 Unused Sub 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
10/15/2011 NY @ KC W 0-2 Unused Sub 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
10/1/2011 KC @ SJ T 1-1 Unused Sub 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
9/28/2011 CLB @ KC W 1-2 Unused Sub 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
9/23/2011 PHI @ KC T 1-1 Unused Sub 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
9/17/2011 KC @ RSL L 0-1 Unused Sub 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
9/10/2011 HOU @ KC W 0-3 Unused Sub 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
9/5/2011 LA @ KC T 2-2 Unused Sub 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
8/27/2011 DAL @ KC L 3-2 Unused Sub 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
8/21/2011 DC @ KC W 0-1 Unused Sub 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
8/17/2011 POR @ KC W 1-3 Unused Sub 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
8/6/2011 SEA @ KC L 2-1 Subbed On 51 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 0
8/3/2011 RSL @ KC W 0-2 Subbed On 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
7/30/2011 NE @ KC T 1-1 Unused Sub 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
7/23/2011 TOR @ KC W 2-4 Unused Sub 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
7/16/2011 KC @ HOU T 1-1 Unused Sub 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
7/9/2011 CHV @ KC T 1-1 Subbed On 45 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0
7/6/2011 COL @ KC T 1-1 Unused Sub 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
7/2/2011 KC @ POR W 2-1 Unused Sub 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
6/25/2011 VAN @ KC W 1-2 Unused Sub 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
6/22/2011 KC @ PHI T 0-0 Started 90 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0
6/17/2011 SJ @ KC W 0-1 Started 61 0 0 1 1 1 0 1 0
6/12/2011 KC @ DAL W 4-1 Started 90 1 0 1 1 0 0 0 0
6/9/2011 CHI @ KC T 0-0 Started 90 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 0
6/4/2011 KC @ TOR T 0-0 Subbed On 30 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
5/28/2011 KC @ COL T 1-1 Unused Sub 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
5/21/2011 KC @ SEA L 0-1 Unused Sub 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
5/14/2011 KC @ LA L 1-4 Unused Sub 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
4/30/2011 KC @ NY L 0-1 Unused Sub 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
4/23/2011 KC @ NE L 2-3 Unused Sub 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
4/16/2011 KC @ CLB L 0-1 Unused Sub 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
4/2/2011 KC @ VAN T 3-3 Unused Sub 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
3/26/2011 KC @ CHI L 2-3 Unused Sub 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
3/19/2011 KC @ CHV W 3-2 Started 73 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0
10/21/2010 NE @ NY W 0-2 Unused Sub 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
10/16/2010 NY @ PHI L 1-2 Unused Sub 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
10/9/2010 RSL @ NY T 0-0 Unused Sub 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
10/2/2010 KC @ NY W 0-1 Unused Sub 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
9/24/2010 NY @ LA W 2-0 Unused Sub 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
9/16/2010 NY @ DAL T 2-2 Unused Sub 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
9/11/2010 COL @ NY W 1-3 Unused Sub 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
9/4/2010 NY @ RSL L 0-1 Unused Sub 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
8/28/2010 SJ @ NY W 0-2 Unused Sub 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
8/21/2010 NY @ TOR W 4-1 Unused Sub 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
8/14/2010 LA @ NY L 1-0 Unused Sub 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
8/11/2010 TOR @ NY W 0-1 Unused Sub 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
8/8/2010 NY @ CHI T 0-0 Unused Sub 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
7/31/2010 NY @ HOU T 2-2 Unused Sub 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
7/17/2010 NY @ CLB L 0-2 Started 90 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
7/10/2010 DC @ NY T 0-0 Unused Sub 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
7/4/2010 NY @ COL T 1-1 Unused Sub 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
6/26/2010 NY @ KC W 3-0 Unused Sub 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
6/5/2010 CHV @ NY W 0-1 Unused Sub 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
6/2/2010 HOU @ NY W 1-2 Unused Sub 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
5/29/2010 NY @ NE L 2-3 Subbed On 17 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
5/20/2010 CLB @ NY L 3-1 Unused Sub 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
5/15/2010 SEA @ NY L 1-0 Unused Sub 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
5/8/2010 NY @ SJ L 0-4 Started 13 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 1
5/1/2010 NY @ DC W 2-0 Unused Sub 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
4/24/2010 PHI @ NY W 1-2 Unused Sub 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
4/17/2010 DAL @ NY W 1-2 Unused Sub 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
4/10/2010 NY @ CHV L 0-2 Unused Sub 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
4/3/2010 NY @ SEA W 1-0 Unused Sub 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
3/27/2010 CHI @ NY W 0-1 Unused Sub 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
GP: Games Played, GS: Games Started, G: Goals, MIN: Minutes Played, A: Assists, SHT: Shots, SOG: Shots on Goal, FC: Fouls Committed, FS: Fouls Suffered, OFF: Offsides, Y: Yellow Cards, R: Red Cards, GF: Goals For, GA: Goals Against, SO: Shutouts, SV: Saves, CK: Corner Kicks, PKA: Penalty Kick Attempts, PKG: Penalty Kick Goals, PKS: Penalty Kick Saves