Jazic joined Chivas USA in a trade with the LA Galaxy during the 2009 MLS SuperDraft and has since been an important piece of the Red-and-White’s defense ever since, playing in 62 games (all starts) and adding nine assists. A left-sided defender, Jazic played in 44 games (41 starts) with the Galaxy from 2007-2009, and he has also earned 29 caps for the Canadian National Team.
Jazic played one year of college soccer at Dalhousie University in Halifax, Canada, helping the school to its first ever National Championship. He then signed his first professional contract in Croatia with First Division side Hrvatski Dragovoljac, playing with them for two years before joining Hajduk Split, where he won Croatian First Division titles in 1999 and 2000. After four years with Rapid Vienna in Austria, Jazic played for Kuban Kraznodar in Russia before joining MLS.
2009: Jazic missed the first half of the 2009 MLS regular season due to a concussion, but returned to start all 13 games he played in, contributing one assist.
2008: Recovered from offseason ankle surgury midseason, starting his first match on June 7 and played a total of 15 matches (14 starts) during the season, notching three assists, the only assists of his MLS career.
2007: Appeared in 18 games for the Galaxy, making 16 starts as both a left back and central defender, missing some time due to National Team duty and also because of an ankle injury. Had played every minute in every regular season game before departing for the Gold Cup in late June.
2006: Jazic was signed by the Galaxy midway through the season from Russian club Kuban Kraznodar, and played in 11 of the 12 remaining regular season games. Jazic played all 90 minutes in each of the 11 matches in which he appeared.
1999-2006: Played for Kuban Kraznodar in Russia from 2004-2006 after four years in the Austrian First Division with Rapid Vienna. From 1999-2001 he won two Croatian First Division titles with Hajduk Split, lifting the trophy in 1999 and 2000, and made his professional debut in Croatia with First Division side Hrvatski Dragovoljac, playing with them for his first two years as a pro.
Jazic has earned 29 caps with the Canadian National Team since making his debut in May 1998 in Macedonia. Earned his second cap against Guatemala in 1999 but then was out of the National Team scene for nearly four years before he was brought back in 2003. He appeared in six of Canada’s World Cup Qualifiers in 2005 and played in every game for Canada at the 2007 CONCACAF Gold Cup as Canada reached the semifinals. Scored his first goal for the Canadian National Team in a 2-2 draw against Panama on June 4, 2008.
Jazic played one year of college soccer at Dalhousie University in Halifax, helping the school to their first ever National Championship, before signing his first professional contract in Croatia.
A native of Halifax, Nova Scotia, Jazic’s parents, Mario and Sanja, have lived in Canada for more than 30 years. He speaks four languages fluently (Croatian, English, German and Russian) and enjoys playing golf.
Croatian First Division champion (1999, 2000)
Trade with the LA Galaxy, Jan. 15, 2009, in exchange for Chivas USA’s second-round 2009 SuperDraft pick. (Chivas USA also received the Galaxy’s third- and fourth-round picks in the draft.)