Ben Spencer (soccer)
|Full name||Ben Fritz Spencer, Jr.|
|Date of birth||March 28, 1995|
|Place of birth||Albuquerque, New Mexico, United States|
|Height||1.97 m (6 ft 5 1⁄2 in)|
|2010–2011||Real Salt Lake|
|2014||→ Indy Eleven (loan)||11||(3)|
|2015||→ Toronto FC II (loan)||0||(0)|
|2016–2017||Toronto FC II||6||(1)|
|2017–2018||→ Toronto FC II (loan)||13||(1)|
|2019–||→ FC Tucson (loan)||3||(0)|
|2012||United States U18||8||(5)|
|2015||United States U20||5||(5)|
|2014||United States U23||1||(0)|
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of October 14, 2019|
‡ National team caps and goals correct as of January 14, 2015
A native of New Mexico, Spencer joined Real Salt Lake's Grande Sports Academy ahead of the 2010-11 season. He left the RSL system for the 2011-12 season for the Chivas USA academy (although his MLS rights were retained by Real Salt Lake). Spencer committed to play college soccer for UC Santa Barbara for the fall 2013 season but instead agreed to join Molde in Norway in December 2012.
After several months of training, Spencer signed a professional deal with Molde in April 2013, shortly after turning 18. He made his professional debut in a 4–0 win over Vålerenga on September 1, 2013.
He moved to Toronto FC II in 2015, on loan, however, he suffered an injury and was unable to appear in a match for the team. After the season, Toronto FC acquired his MLS rights from Real Salt Lake. Soon after his loan ended, he joined Toronto FC II on a permanent transfer. After spending 2016 and the beginning of 2017 with Toronto FC II in the United Soccer League, Spencer made the move up to Toronto FC on May 2, 2017. He was released by the club in June 2018, after only making 5 appearances in 2 seasons, contributing 2 assists.
Spencer featured for the United States U18 in 2012, scoring three goals in six matches.
|Indy Eleven (loan)||2014||NASL||11||2||2||0||—||—||13||2|
|Toronto FC II||2015||USL||0||0||—||—||—||0||0|
|Toronto FC||2017||Major League Soccer||2||0||0||0||0||0||0||0||2||0|
|Phoenix Rising||2019||USL Championship||16||5||1||0||1||0||—||18||5|
|FC Tucson (loan)||2019||USL League One||3||0||—||—||—||3||0|
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