Ben Sweat

Ben Sweat
Ben Sweat
Ben Sweat
Real Name: Ben Sweat
HT: 6' 2" WT: 175
Age: 28 (09/04/1991)
Birthplace: Palm Harbor, FL
Hometown: Palm Harbor, FL

HOW ACQUIRED: Signed on a free by New York City FC on February 23, 2017.

Sweat, who is comfortable on the ball and aggressive when defending, was again NYCFC's first-choice left back in 2018 with 24 starts in 28 appearances. He also earned his first call-up to the US Men's National Team.

OUTSIDE MLS: The Floridian went on loan to The Crew’s USL affiliate club Dayton Dutch Lions and then signed for Tampa Bay Rowdies in March 2015. Sweat represented The Rowdies on 33 occasions across two seasons

INTERNATIONAL: Sweat earned his first USMNT call-up last October and appeared in matches against Colombia and Peru.

COLLEGE: 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.

NOTES: No. 14 pick in 2014 SuperDraft.

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Career Statistics (Regular Season)
2019New York City FC18130126524319240
2018New York City FC282402197116417530
2017New York City FC262512176617428330
2014Columbus Crew00000000000
Career Totals-726215638937116410100
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