Player Details


Benji Michel


5' 10"


165 lbs

Date of Birth

10.23.1997 (26)


Orlando, FL USA



Position Detail


Preferred Side


Roster Category

Supplemental Slots 21-24

Player Category

Career Summary

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

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 

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 

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