Ben Spencer (soccer)

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Ben Spencer
Personal information
Full name Ben Fritz Spencer, Jr.
Date of birth (1995-03-28) March 28, 1995 (age 19)
Place of birth Albuquerque, New Mexico, United States
Height 1.96 m (6 ft 5 in)
Playing position Forward
Club information
Current team
Indy Eleven
(loan from Molde)
Number 17
Youth career
2010–2011 Real Salt Lake
2011–2012 Chivas USA
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2013– Molde 2 (0)
2014- Indy Eleven (loan) 8 (2)
National team
2012 United States U18 6 (3)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 23 June 2014.

† Appearances (Goals).

‡ National team caps and goals correct as of April 14, 2014

Ben Spencer (born March 28, 1995 in Albuquerque, New Mexico) is an American soccer player who currently plays for Indy Eleven in the North American Soccer League on loan from Molde in the Norwegian Tippeligaen. [1]

Club career[edit]

Youth[edit]

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 Salt Lake).[2] 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.[3]

Professional[edit]

After several months of training, Spencer signed a professional deal with Molde in April 2013, shortly after turning 18.[4] He made his professional debut in a 4-0 win over Vålerenga on September 1, 2013.[5]

In March 2014 Spencer moved on a season-long loan to NASL side Indy Eleven.[6]

International career[edit]

Spencer featured for the United States U18 in 2012, scoring three goals in six matches.[7]

Career statistics[edit]

As of 21 August 2014[8]
Season Club Division League Cup Continental Total
Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals
2013 Molde Tippeligaen 2 0 0 0 0 0 2 0
2014 Indy Eleven (loan) NASL 9 2 2 0 0 0 11 2
Career total 11 2 2 0 0 0 13 2

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