Jalil Anibaba

Jalil Anibaba
Jalil Anibaba at Levi.jpg
Personal information
Full nameJalil Anibaba
Date of birth(1988-10-19) October 19, 1988 (age 28)
Place of birthFontana, California, United States
Height6 ft 0 in (1.83 m)
Playing positionDefender
Club information
Current team
Houston Dynamo
College career
2007-2009Santa Clara Broncos61(3)
2010North Carolina Tar Heels24(0)
Senior career*
2010Carolina Dynamo12(0)
2011-2013Chicago Fire96(4)
2014Seattle Sounders FC16(0)
2015Sporting Kansas City16(1)
2016-Houston Dynamo31(0)
National team
2007United States U183(0)
2007United States U201(0)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of April 3, 2017.
‡ National team caps and goals correct as of August 4, 2012


Jalil Anibaba (/dʒəˈliːl ɑːniˈbɑːbə/; delivered Oct 19, 1988) can be an American soccer participant who currently has for Houston Dynamo in Main League Soccer.


College and amateur

Anibaba attended Davis HIGH SCHOOL, where in his senior period he was the California Gatorade Soccer Participant of the entire year, and played university soccer at Santa Clara School for the first 3 years of his university career. In '09 2009, Anibaba captained the Broncos, who had been chosen for the Country wide Soccer Instructors Association of America (NSCAA) All-West Area team.For his mature season he used in the University of NEW YORK, where he gained numerous awards, including NSCAA Second Team All-America, NSCAA First Team All-Region, First Team All-ACC, ACC All-Tournament Team and 2007 WCC Freshman of the entire year.Anibaba made twelve performances for USL Top Development League membership Carolina Dynamo throughout their 2010 season.


On January 14, 2011, Anibaba was drafted #9 overall in the 2011 MLS SuperDraft with the Chicago Fireplace. He produced his professional debut on March 19, 2011, in Chicago's initial game from the 2011 MLS period, a 1–1 connect with FC Dallas, and have scored his initial professional objective – a 40-lawn screamer – on March 30, 2011 within a 2–1 success within the Colorado Rapids in the qualifying circular from the Lamar Hunt US Open up Glass. Anibaba would continue to tally two even more goals in the 2011 period finale, heading house two hits in the area of 19 mins inside a 3–2 earn vs. Columbus Team on Oct 22, 2011. Anibaba shut out his 1st time of year in MLS environment a golf club record for regular time of year appearances with a first year with 29 and experienced his March 30 hit vs. Colorado voted the team's "Objective of the entire year" from the team's followers following the marketing campaign.After three seasons with Chicago, Anibaba was traded in January 2014 using the #8 pick in the 2014 MLS SuperDraft and a conditional third-round selection in the 2015 MLS SuperDraft to Seattle Sounders FC in trade for the #13 pick in the 2014 SuperDraft, defender Jhon Kennedy Hurtado, and defender Patrick Ianni.On Dec 10, 2014, Anibaba was determined by Orlando Town SC using the 5th pick and choose in the 2014 MLS Growth Draft. Following the draft, Anibaba was delivered to Wearing Kansas City within the trade for Aurelien Collin. Anibaba was decreased by Wearing Kansas Town on November 25, 2015.Anibaba premiered by Kansas Town by the end from the 2015 MLS time of year, but later signed with Houston Dynamo on January 11, 2016.

Personal life

His brothers Sule and Jammil played university soccer through the 2000s for the UC Davis Aggies, while half sibling Josh Reese takes on American soccer for UC Davis Aggies.