An experienced MLS goalkeeper, Zac MacMath was acquired by Whitecaps FC from Colorado Rapids in exchange for midfielder Nicolás Mezquida and $100,000 of Targeted Allocated Money. At the time of his arrival in Vancouver, MacMath ranked in the top 10 across MLS in clean sheets in league play since he entered the league in 2011.
’15-’18: MacMath initially joined the Rapids on a year-long loan agreement for 2015 from Philadelphia Union. He was eventually traded to Colorado after signing a contract with the Union in December 2015, in exchange for the Rapids' natural second round pick in the 2017 MLS SuperDraft. In four MLS seasons with Colorado, he made 30 starts in 31 appearances, registering 81 saves, eight clean sheets, and a 1.14 goals-against average to finish with a 12W-12L-7D record. In other competitions, MacMath made seven starts and appearances in the Lamar Hunt U.S. Open Cup, and recorded a clean sheet in his lone Concacaf Champions League start at Toronto FC in February 2018.
’11-’14: MacMath was drafted fifth overall in the 2011 MLS SuperDraft by Philadelphia Union. In four MLS seasons in Philadelphia, he made 102 starts in 103 appearances, recording 28 clean sheets, 287 saves, and a 1.37 goals-against average for a record of 34W-39L-29D. He also made eight starts and appearances in the Lamar Hunt U.S. Open Cup. His two saves in a penalty kick shootout sealed a U.S. Open Cup semifinal win against FC Dallas, punching the Union’s ticket for their first-ever tournament final appearance. As of the conclusion of the 2018 season, MacMath holds the Union all-time MLS regular season record for games, minutes played, and clean sheets.
’08-’10: MacMath played three seasons at the University of Maryland, helping the Terrapins to the NCAA Division I national title as a freshman when he tied the school single-season record with 12 clean sheets and topped the nation with a 0.44 goals-against average. He made 65 total appearances for the Terps, highlighted by his Most Valuable Player performance at the ACC tournament as a junior.
MacMath attended St. Petersburg High School as a freshman, before joining the IMG Soccer Academy in Bradenton, FL from 2006 to 2008. He was a two-time Parade magazine High School All-American soccer goalkeeper.
MacMath represented the United States at the youth levels, including making two starts at the 2007 FIFA U-17 World Cup. He helped lead the U.S. U-20 side to the 2010 Milk Cup title, and featured with the U-23 side ahead of 2011 Concacaf Olympic qualifying,
As a college senior, MacMath spent time with English Premier League side Everton on a training stint. During his time with the Colorado Rapids, he was named the club’s Humanitarian of the Year for 2017 and 2018.