Kiki Struna

Kiki Struna
Kiki Struna
Kiki Struna
Defender
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Real Name: Aljaž Struna
HT: 6' 2" WT: 185
Pronunciation: Ahl-ee-AHSH STROO-nah
International
Age: 30 (08/04/1990)
Birthplace: Piran, Slovenia
Hometown: Piran, Slovenia

Tall and physical center back who is comfortable with the ball on either foot and is a threat in the air offensively and defensively. Brings experience in UEFA Champions League, Serie A and at the international level. Signed with the Dynamo on a full transfer from US Palermo on December 24, 2018.

2020 SEASON (HOUSTON DYNAMO)

Finished with three clearances and a team-high three blocks at Sporting Kansas City on March 7… Led the team in total (57) and successful (49) passes with an 86 percent passing accuracy… Named to the MLS Team of the Week, presented by Audi, for his Week 1 performance against the LA Galaxy on Feb. 29 at BBVA Stadium

2019 SEASON (HOUSTON DYNAMO)

Started 28 matches in his first season with the Dynamo… Tallied an assist in Houston's 4-2 victory over the LA Galaxy on Oct. 6… Made his Major League Soccer debut on March 9 vs. Montreal, starting and playing all 90 minutes in a 2-1 win… Concacaf Champions League: Started and played all 90 minutes in three of Houston's four matches in the tournament, including both legs of the Round of 16 series win over CD Guastatoya… Helped the Dynamo keep a clean sheet in his Dynamo debut, leading to a 1-0 win at CD Guastatoya on Feb. 19

2018-19 SEASON (US PALERMO)

Made five starts for Palermo in Serie B and scored one goal

2017-18 SEASON (US PALERMO)

Made 37 starts for Palermo… Played a key role on the second-best defense in Serie B with 39 goals conceded in 42 matches

2016-17 SEASON (CARPI FC)

Made 34 appearances (33 starts) on loan with Carpi in Serie B

2015-16 SEASON (US PALERMO)

Started 22 matches in Serie A with Palermo… Scored one goal

2014-15 SEASON (CARPI FC)

Started 34 matches on loan from Palermo… Helped I Biancorossi capture the league championship and earn promotion to Serie A for the first time in the club’s 109-year history… Won Serie B for the second consecutive year… Conceded the fewest goals in Serie B, allowing just 28 in 42 matches

2013-14 SEASON (US PALERMO)

Made one appearance on Palermo's Serie B-winning side

2012-13 SEASON (AS VARESE)

Signed with Palermo… Made nine appearances (six starts) on loan with Varese in Serie B

2011-12 SEASON (FC KOPER)

Made 23 starts with Koper in the Slovenian PrvaLiga

2010-11 SEASON (FC KOPER)

Made 24 appearances (19 starts) for Koper… Scored two goals… Made two Champions League appearances

2009-10 SEASON (FC KOPER)

Made five appearances (four starts) for Koper… Made his professional debut at age 18 on Aug. 1, 2009 as an 85th-minute substitute against Interblok… Member of PrvaLiga-winning side

INTERNATIONAL (SLOVENIA)

Slovenia international who has earned 21 caps, most recently featuring in a pair of Euro 2020 Qualifying matches in Nov. 2019… Scored his first international goal in a 2-0 victory over Poland on Sept. 6, 2019… Made his international debut on March 23, 2016 against Macedonia, starting at left back in a 1-0 Slovenia victory


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Stats

MLS
Career Statistics (Regular Season)
YearClubGPGSGMINSASHTSSOGFCOFFYR
2020Houston Dynamo17160143602021160
2019Houston Dynamo29290261014227040
Career Totals-464504046162481100
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