Player Details

Name

Benji Michel

Pronunciation

Mee-Shell

Height

5' 10"

Weight

163 lbs

Date of Birth

10.23.1997 (24)

Birthplace

Orlando, FL USA

Position

Forward

Position Detail

Striker

Preferred Side

Centre

Footedness

2020 MLS Regular Season
2020 MLS Regular Season

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Career Summary

HOW ACQUIRED: Signed to a Homegrown Player contract on Dec. 31, 2018.

Blessed with electric pace, Michel uses that speed and flair to create on the wings. He's coming off back-to-back seasons of five goals and could be ready to make an even larger impact in 2021. 

INTERNATIONAL: Michel was invited to Gregg Berhalter's January camp, which also doubled as a camp for Jason Kreis' U-23 team ahead of Olympic qualifying.  

COLLEGE: Michel was a starter throughout his career at the University of Portland, scoring 31 goals across 53 games (51 starts), hitting double digits in each of his three seasons with the Pilots. Was named a Second Team All-American in 2018.

ACADEMY: He played for the Orlando City U-18’s and scored 25 goals for the U.S. Development Academy. While at Montverde, he helped the team build on a record 136-game unbeaten streak, which started in 2010.

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