Ben Sweat, New York City FC
|Full name||Benjamin Sweat|
|Date of birth||September 4, 1991|
|Place of birth||Palm Harbor, Florida, United States|
|Height||6 ft 2 in (1.88 m)|
|2010–2013||South Florida Bulls||78||(3)|
|2012||VSI Tampa Flames||13||(0)|
|2014||→ Dayton Dutch Lions (loan)||7||(0)|
|2015–2016||Tampa Bay Rowdies||33||(0)|
|2017–2019||New York City FC||72||(1)|
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of October 11, 2019|
‡ National team caps and goals correct as of October 16, 2018
Youth and college
Sweat played soccer at Palm Harbor University High School and then went on to play college soccer at the University of South Florida between 2010 and 2013. Sweat still holds the record for most appearances in matches at South Florida. While at college, Sweat also appeared for USL PDL clubs VSI Tampa Bay and Reading United AC.
Sweat was loaned out to Columbus Crew's USL Pro affiliate club Dayton Dutch Lions in May 2014 for a few matches. Sweat was given his first professional start on June 25, 2014 in the 5th round of the US Open Cup against Chicago Fire. He also played a half against English Premier league side Crystal Palace F.C. on July 23, 2014.
After being with the first team inconsistently, Columbus Crew SC announced on February 9, 2015 that they had waived Sweat.
After being waived by Columbus, Sweat signed with NASL club Tampa Bay Rowdies on March 2, 2015. He spent the 2015 and 2016 seasons with Tampa Bay, making 33 regular season appearances for the club before leaving at the conclusion of the 2016 season.
Sweat trialed with New York City FC during their 2017 pre-season, and was signed by the club on February 23, 2017.
He signed a multi-year contract extension with New York City FC at the end of the 2017 season.
Sweat was called up for the USMNT for the first time in October 2018. He played in 2 games, against Colombia and Peru.
|VSI Tampa Flames||2012||PDL||13||0||–||–||–||13||0|
|Dayton Dutch Lions (loan)||2014||USL Pro||7||0||–||0||0||–||7||0|
|Tampa Bay Rowdies||2015||NASL||26||0||–||1||0||–||27||0|
|New York City FC||2017||MLS||26||1||2||0||1||0||–||29||1|
- "Ben Sweat Player Profile". University of South Florida. Retrieved May 19, 2017.
- "Benjamin Sweat Stats". soccerstats.us. Retrieved May 19, 2017.
- King, Andrew (January 19, 2014). "Columbus Crew confident that No. 14 overall pick Ben Sweat will be a "quality guy for years to come"". mlssoccer.com. Retrieved May 19, 2017.
- Schwepfinger, Ryan (May 15, 2014). "Ben Sweat recalled from Dayton". columbuscrewsc.com. Retrieved May 19, 2017.
- "ROWDIES SIGN USF AND CHARGERS SC ALUM BEN SWEAT". Rowdies Soccer. March 2, 2015. Archived from the original on March 4, 2015.
- Booth, Mark (February 23, 2017). "Ben Sweat Signs for NYCFC". nycfc.com. Retrieved May 19, 2017.
- "2019 Expansion Draft results: Inter Miami, Nashville SC make their picks". Retrieved November 19, 2019.
- Ben Sweat at Soccerway
- Ben Sweat at Major League Soccer