Player Details

Name

Benji Michel

Height

5' 10"

Weight

165 lbs

Date of Birth

10.23.1997 (24)

Birthplace

Orlando, FL USA

Position

Forward

Position Detail

Striker

Preferred Side

Centre

Roster Category

Supplemental Slots 21-24

Player Category

Homegrown
2021 MLS Regular Season
2021 MLS Regular Season
Career Summary

CLUB 
2020: Totaled 26 appearances across all competitions … Started eight matches … Scored six goals … Added two assists … Netted game-winner against Columbus on Nov. 4 to clinch home playoff game in 2020 Audi MLS Cup Playoffs … 2019: Appeared in 17 matches … Started nine … Netted five goals … Tallied one assist … Netted the game-winner on July 13 against Columbus for his first goal as a Lion … Became the first Homegrown player to score for the First Team in Club history … Made his City debut on March 31 against D.C. United … 2018: Signed a Homegrown contract with with Orlando City Soccer Club on Dec. 31

INTERNATIONAL 
2021: Earned first call-up to the U.S. Men’s National Team … Named to the final 20-player U.S. U-23 roster for 2020 CONCACAF Men’s Olympic Qualifying … Appeared in three contests … Notched an assist 

COLLEGE
Played three years at the University of Portland… 2018: Appeared in 17 matches with 15 starts … Scored 11 goals and tallied two assists … 2017: Totaled 17 starts … Scored 10 goals, two of them gamewinners … United Soccer Coaches All-Far West Region First Team … Earned WPCC Player of the Week honors twice … Named Top Drawer Soccer’s Midseason National Top 100 Player Rankings… 2016: Started in 19 matches … NSCAA All-West Region Third Team … WCC Freshman of the Year… All-WCC First Team … WCC All-Freshman team … Led the WCC with 10 goals and 24 points, three game-winners … Second in WCC with four assists 

ACADEMY
Prior to collegiate career, played for the Orlando City U-18’s … Scored 25 goals for the U.S. Development Academy … While at Montverde, helped the team build on a record 136-game unbeaten streak, which started in 2010

 

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