Player Details

Name

Ben Sweat

Height

6' 2"

Weight

176 lbs

Date of Birth

9.4.1991 (29)

Birthplace

Palm Harbor, FL USA

Position

Defender

Position Detail

Unknown

Preferred Side

Unknown

Footedness

Left

Roster Category

Senior
2021 MLS Regular Season
2021 MLS Regular Season

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Career Summary

HOW ACQUIRED: Traded from Inter Miami CF in exchange for $100,000 in General Allocation Money on Dec. 13, 2020.

Sweat, who is comfortable on the ball and aggressive when defending, was a key piece for NYCFC over three seasons before starting 20 of Inter Miami's 23 games in their expansion season.

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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