|Full name||Jedidiah Zayner|
|Date of birth||December 13, 1984|
|Place of birth||Valparaiso, Indiana, United States|
|Height||5 ft 11 in (1.80 m)|
|2003–2005||Chicago Fire Premier||28||(2)|
|2008||→ Cleveland City Stars (loan)||2||(0)|
|2012||San Jose Earthquakes||1||(0)|
|* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of June 20, 2012|
Youth and collegeEdit
Zayner grew up in Orland Park, Illinois, attended Carl Sandburg High School where his team won back-to-back state championships, and he followed that with back-to-back NCAA national championships at Indiana University where he played college soccer from 2003 to 2005. In his three seasons there he started 65 games earning one goal and 4 assists. He also played for three seasons with Chicago Fire Premier in the USL Premier Development League.
Zayner was drafted in the second round, 13th overall, of the 2006 MLS SuperDraft by the Columbus Crew, but saw no first-team games during the 2006 season due to injury. He made his MLS debut for Crew on 20 June 2007, against Kansas City Wizards. During the 2008 season Zayner also spent a short time on loan with the Cleveland City Stars of the USL Second Division, making two appearances. On August 5, 2010 he was traded to D.C. United along with a fourth-round pick in the 2011 MLS SuperDraft in exchange for a second-round pick in the 2012 MLS SuperDraft.
He remained with D.C. United through the 2011 season. At season's end, the club declined his 2012 contract option and he entered the 2011 MLS Re-Entry Draft. Zayner was not selected in the draft and became a free agent.
At the end of the 2012 MLS season, Zayner announced he was retiring from playing professional soccer.
Zayner has represented the U.S. at the Under-18 level, and was a member of the U-20 pool in 2003.
Zayner serves as a celebrity spokesman for both the U.S. Soccer Foundation's Passback program and Lacelet, a fund-raising accessory that benefits the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation. He also began his own non-profit company called Filleo  in 2007. The company sells T-shirts and raises money to provide clothing and education to youth in need.
Jed married his wife Katherine in 2008. They have two sons.