Ben Sweat

Ben Sweat
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Defender
  • Columbus Crew
  • 6' 2"
  • 175 lbs.
  • 09-04-1991
  • Palm Harbor, FL

COLLEGE EXPERIENCE

A 6-foot-2, 175 pound defender, Sweat was the University of South Florida’s all-time leader in appearances with 78 in his four-year college career. During his freshmen season, he helped anchor a back line that posted 10 shutouts. Following a two-goal season as a sophomore (2012), he was second on the team in assists in 2011, recording a career-high five helpers while also helping lead the Bulls’ defense to seven shutouts. During his final season, the Palm Harbor, Fla. Native started all 21 games and helped lead the defense to eight shutouts en route to being named first team All-America Conference.

YOUTH AND CLUB EXPERIENCE

Sweat played for Palm Harbor University High School where he was named a two-time Pinellas County Player of the Year (2009-2010) by the St. Petersberg Times. He was a first team All-County and was a member of the All-Pinellas County Athletic Conference first team in his junior and senior seasons. During his final two years of high school, his team was crowned 2009 Florida State 5A champion and was the 6A state runner-up in 2010. Sweat captained the Clearwater Chargers U-18 Academy Team in the U.S. Soccer Development Academy.

Sweat was also a member of the Columbus Crew Juniors Super-20 side that took home the 2011 National Title alongside Homegrown Players Chad Barson, Ben Speas, Matt Walker and Ross Friedman. In 2013, Sweat played with Premier Development League side Reading United in 2013 and recorded one goal and two assists in eight games. Additionally, Sweat played every minute of Reading United’s run to the Third Round of the 2013 Lamar Hunt U.S. Open Cup.

ACQUIRED

Sweat was selected in the First Round (14th overall) of the 2014 MLS SuperDraft, and will compete for a roster spot during the 2014 preseason.

PERSONAL

Name: Ben Sweat
Position: Defender
Height: 6'2"
Weight: 175
Born: September 4, 1991 in Palm Harbor, Fla.
Hometown: Palm Harbor, Fla.
Citizenship: United States
Acquired: Selected in the First Round (14th overall) in the 2014 MLS SuperDraft, and will compete for a roster spot during the 2014 preseason
Previous Experience: University of South Florida (2010-2013)

Career Statistics (Regular Season)

Year Club GP GS G MIN A SHT SOG FC OFF Y R
2014 Columbus Crew 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Career Totals 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0

2014 Season Statistics

Competition Club GP GS G MIN A SHT SOG FC OFF Y R
MLS Regular Season Columbus Crew 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
GP: Games Played, GS: Games Started, G: Goals, MIN: Minutes Played, A: Assists, SHT: Shots, SOG: Shots on Goal, FC: Fouls Committed, FS: Fouls Suffered, OFF: Offsides, Y: Yellow Cards, R: Red Cards, GF: Goals For, GA: Goals Against, SO: Shutouts, SV: Saves, CK: Corner Kicks, PKA: Penalty Kick Attempts, PKG: Penalty Kick Goals, PKS: Penalty Kick Saves

Regular Season Game Log

Date Match Result Appearance MINS G A SHT SOG FC FS Y R
8/23/2014 HOU @ CLB W 0-3 Unused Sub 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
8/16/2014 LA @ CLB W 1-4 Unused Sub 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
8/9/2014 TOR @ CLB L 3-2 Unused Sub 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
8/2/2014 CLB @ CHI T 1-1 Unused Sub 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
7/26/2014 CLB @ NE W 2-1 Unused Sub 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
7/19/2014 MTL @ CLB W 1-2 Unused Sub 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
7/16/2014 KC @ CLB L 2-1 Unused Sub 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
7/12/2014 CLB @ NY L 1-4 Unused Sub 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
7/4/2014 CLB @ COL T 1-1 Unused Sub 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
6/29/2014 DAL @ CLB T 0-0 Unused Sub 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
6/7/2014 CLB @ DC T 0-0 Unused Sub 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
6/4/2014 RSL @ CLB T 1-1 Unused Sub 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
5/31/2014 CLB @ TOR L 2-3 Unused Sub 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
5/24/2014 CHI @ CLB W 0-2 Unused Sub 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
5/17/2014 CLB @ POR T 3-3 Unused Sub 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
5/10/2014 VAN @ CLB L 1-0 Unused Sub 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
5/7/2014 CLB @ HOU L 0-1 Unused Sub 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
5/4/2014 CLB @ KC L 0-2 Unused Sub 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
4/26/2014 NY @ CLB T 1-1 Unused Sub 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
4/19/2014 DC @ CLB T 1-1 Unused Sub 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
4/13/2014 CLB @ SJ T 1-1 Unused Sub 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
4/5/2014 TOR @ CLB L 2-0 Unused Sub 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
3/29/2014 CLB @ SEA W 2-1 Unused Sub 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
3/22/2014 PHI @ CLB W 1-2 Unused Sub 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
3/8/2014 CLB @ DC W 3-0 Unused Sub 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
GP: Games Played, GS: Games Started, G: Goals, MIN: Minutes Played, A: Assists, SHT: Shots, SOG: Shots on Goal, FC: Fouls Committed, FS: Fouls Suffered, OFF: Offsides, Y: Yellow Cards, R: Red Cards, GF: Goals For, GA: Goals Against, SO: Shutouts, SV: Saves, CK: Corner Kicks, PKA: Penalty Kick Attempts, PKG: Penalty Kick Goals, PKS: Penalty Kick Saves