Philadelphia Union re-sign goalkeeper Joe Bendik
TRANSFER TRACKER STATUS: Re-signed The Philadelphia Union have re-signed goalkeeper Joe Bendik to a one-year deal through the 2023 MLS season, the club announced Monday.
2022 (Union II): Bendik made one appearance (one start) in the inaugural MLS NEXT Pro season for Union II.
2020 (Philadelphia): Bendik has made three appearances (two starts) in the 2021 MLS Regular Season...Started his first match of 2021 and collected 2 saves in a win against D.C. United (Jul. 17).
2019 (Columbus/Philadelphia): Bendik has yet to appear for the Union after being acquired from Columbus on July 19 in exchange for a 2020 MLS SuperDraft natural second-round selection ... appeared in his first matchday squad for the club one day after the trade, vs. Chicago (July 20) ... with Columbus, he had made six appearances (six starts).
2018 (Orlando): In his third season in Orlando, Bendik made 25 appearances (24 starts), making 84 stops with a 2.35 goals-against average.
2017 (Orlando): One of Bendik's best career seasons, the goalkeeper made 33 appearances (33 starts), totaling a career-high seven shutouts, 118 saves, and 10 wins, with a 1.58 goals-against average.
2016 (Orlando): After being traded from Toronto in exchange for a conditional fourth-round pick in the 2017 MLS SuperDraft, Bendik's first season with the Lions saw the goalkeeper start every MLS regular-season game for the first time in his career. Over those 34 starts, he totaled 114 saves and nine wins.
2015 (Toronto): In his last year in Toronto, Bendik made 13 appearances (13 starts) for the Reds.
2014 (Toronto): Bendik made 27 appearances (27 starts) during his second season in Toronto.
2013 (Toronto): Bendik was traded to Toronto prior to the 2013 campaign along with allocation money and the third overall pick in the 2013 MLS SuperDraft (Kyle Bekker) in exchange for Ryan Johnson and Milos Kocic. He made 33 appearances (33 starts) during that first season with the Reds, achieving a single-season career-best goals-against average of 1.39.
2012 (Portland): Returning to the United States, Bendik signed with Portland ahead of the 2012 MLS season, where he made five appearances (three starts) for the Timbers.
2011 (Sogndal): Bendik made five appearances in net over his second season in Norway, including his Norwegian topflight debut on March 20, 2011 against Strømsgodset IF.
2010 (Sogndal): After graduating from Clemson, Bendik began his professional career in Norway with Sogndal Fotball. He made four appearances that first season, helping the club gain promotion to the top flight.
Bendik is a former U.S. youth international, having played at the U-20, U-18 and U-17 levels. He was also named to the USMNT's preliminary roster for the 2017 Concacaf Gold Cup.
Bendik played college soccer at Clemson University from 2006-09.
ACQUIRED: Philadelphia Union acquire goalkeeper Joe Bendik from Columbus Crew SC in exchange for a natural 2020 MLS SuperDraft second round selection on July 19, 2019.