Zemanski was acquired in a preseason trade with Chivas USA on Feb. 13, 2013, in exchange for allocation money and the right of first refusal to defender Jonathan Bornstein. The midfielder made 72 appearances over three seasons with Chivas USA (2010-2012), tallying two goals and seven assists. An Akron native, Zemanski will be reunited with college coach Caleb Porter for the Timbers’ 2013 season.
ACQUIRED: Acquired Feb. 13, 2013, from Chivas USA in exchange for allocation money and the right of first refusal to Jonathan Bornstein.
2013: Played in two games, both substitute appearances, during the club's run in the 2013 MLS Cup Playoffs, playing 25 total minutes during the Western Conference Semifinals series against Seattle Sounders FC ... Started three straight matches Aug. 17-30 ... Played in nine straight league matches from May 25-July 27, starting in four … Featured and played 63 minutes of a 1-0 win over the EPL's Norwich City FC in a friendly July 24 at JELD-WEN Field ... Started back-to-back regular-season matches against Columbus (1-0 loss) on July 7 and LA Galaxy (2-1 win) on July 13 ... Started and played 45 minutes in a friendly against Mexico's Monarcas Morelia at on July 3 at JELD-WEN Field, helping the club claim the inaugural Copa Verde ... Played 16 minutes as a sub, seeing out a 3-2 win against FC Dallas in the semifinal of the 2013 Lamar Hunt U.S. Open Cup on June 26 ... Started and played all 90 minutes in each of the club's third- and fourth-round matches in the U.S. Open Cup against the Wilmington Hammerheads (USL PRO) and Tampa Bay Rowdies (NASL) ... Recorded his second assist of the season as part of a 3-0 win over the Colorado Rapids on June 23 at JELD-WEN Field ... Played the final nine minutes as a sub in a scoreless draw on the road against the LA Galaxy on June 19 ... Came off the bench in the 84th minute to help see out a 1-0 win over FC Dallas on June 15 at JELD-WEN Field ... Made his third MLS start of the season and scored his first goal as a member of the Timbers in a 2-2 draw at Chicago on June 8 ... His goal against Chicago was his first since July 6, 2011 (a span of 41 league appearances) when he was a member of Chivas USA ... His strike was nominated for MLS Goal of the Week for Week 15 ... Made a sixth straight substitute appearance in league play May 25, entering in the 73rd minute to help perserve a 2-0 road win against D.C. United at RFK Stadium ... Played 15 minutes off the bench in a 1-1 draw at FC Dallas on May 8 ... Registered 18 minutes as a second-half sub in a 3-2 road win at Sporting KC on April 27 ... Logged four minutes as a sub in a 1-1 draw on the road at San Jose on April 21 ... Played eight minutes in a substitute appearance April 14, seeing out a 2-0 win over San Jose at JELD-WEN Field ... Made a second consecutive start at right back March 30 in a 2-2 road draw against Colorado ... Earned his first start with the club March 16 on the road against Seattle at right back ... The club allowed just three shots on goal in each of the matches against Seattle (March 16) and Colorado (March 30) ... Was part of the club's backline that held Sounders FC to just seven shots ... Made his Portland debut as a halftime substitute March 9 of a 2-1 loss to Montreal … Assisted on the club’s lone goal by Ryan Johnson in the 80th minute ... Started all eight of his appearances with the Timbers Reserves during in the MLS Reserve League, serving as the team captain on several occasions ... Assisted on the team's lone goal in a road loss to the Chivas USA Reserves on Sept. 15.
2012: Made 22 league appearances with the Chivas USA, including 18 starts… Missed nearly two months from mid-April to mid-June due to a knee injury … Notched two assists, including one on the game-winning goal in a 1-0 victory over the Portland Timbers on July 28 at JELD-WEN Field.
2011: Appeared in career-high 28 games for Chivas USA, making 23 starts … Finished sixth on the team in minutes played, logging 2,056 minutes … Tallied two goals and four assists for the Rojiblancos, both career-highs … Scored first MLS goal in the 84th minute of the season opener March 19, a 3-2 loss to Sporting Kansas City … Assisted on opening goal by Nick Labrocca in Chivas USA’s 3-0 win over FC Dallas April 30 … Came on as a second-half substitute in a July meeting against the San Jose Earthquakes and scored the game-winner in the 64th minute of a 2-0 win.
2010: Drafted in the third round (47th overall) by Chivas USA in the 2010 MLS SuperDraft … Appeared in 22 games, including 17 starts as a rookie … Made first MLS appearance April 17, coming on as a substitute against Houston … Made first MLS start the following week against San Jose, playing all 90 minutes … Notched first MLS assist in 3-1 win over Columbus on July 31.
COLLEGE: Was a four-year starter at the University of Akron (2006-2009) under current Timbers head coach Caleb Porter … Played alongside current Timbers midfielder Darlington Nagbe from 2008-2009 … Tallied nine goals and 14 assists for the Zips … One of 10 finalists for the Lowe’s Senior CLASS Award in 2009 … Named to the all Mid-American Conference Second Team as a junior and senior (2008-2009) … Named Zips Newcomer of the Year in 2006 … Helped lead the Zips to Mid-American Conference regular season titles as well as NCAA Tournament all four years at the school … Also helped team to three-straight conference tournament titles from 2007-2009
PERSONAL: Pronounced “Zuh-MAN-skee” … Attended Cuyahoga Valley Christian Academy in Cuyahoga Falls, Ohio … Was named 2005 National Soccer Coaches Association of America All-American … Also named to Division II All-Ohio first team … … Majored in mechanical engineering at Akron … Comes from soccer family, as his father, Dan, played collegiately at North Carolina and Pittsburgh.