Joe Bendik

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Joe Bendik
Joe Bendki (cropped).jpg
Bendik in 2012
Personal information
Full name Joseph T. Bendik
Date of birth (1989-04-25) April 25, 1989 (age 25)
Place of birth Huntington, New York, United States
Height 6 ft 3 in (1.91 m)
Playing position Goalkeeper
Club information
Current team
Toronto FC
Number 12
Youth career
2006–2009 Clemson Tigers
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2007 Atlanta Silverbacks U23's 1 (0)
2010–2011 Sogndal 9 (0)
2012 Portland Timbers 5 (0)
2013– Toronto FC 60 (0)
National team
2006 United States U17 9 (0)
2007–2008 United States U20 11 (0)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of October 29, 2014.

† Appearances (Goals).

‡ National team caps and goals correct as of April 28, 2012

Joseph T. Bendik (born April 25, 1989) is an American soccer player who currently plays for Toronto FC in Major League Soccer.

Career[edit]

Club[edit]

After spending four years at Clemson University by way of Harrison High School in Kennesaw, Georgia,[1] Bendik signed with Norwegian club Sogndal. He began the 2010 season as a backup, and made his professional debut in an early round match against Årdal FK in the Norwegian Cup.[2] Bendik ended the season starting in four league matches helping his club gain promotion to the Norwegian top flight.

Bendik began the 2011 season as the starter, and made his Tippeligaen debut on March 20, 2011 against Strømsgodset IF. [3] He ended the year starting the final two games of the season for Sogndal, including a 2–1 victory over league champion Molde FK.[4]

On February 24, 2012, Bendik signed with the Portland Timbers of MLS.[5] He made his Timbers debut as a second-half sub for an injured Troy Perkins in a 2–0 loss to the Montreal Impact.[6]

Bendik was acquired by Toronto FC along with allocation money in a deal that sent two Toronto players to Portland in December 2012. While considered a back-up keeper, he earned successive starts in Toronto's 2013 season due an injury to starting goalkeeper Stefan Frei and earned praise for his strong performances.[7]

International[edit]

Bendik has represented the United States at the under-17, under-18 and under-20 levels.[8]

Honours[edit]

Club[edit]

Sogndal

Career statistics[edit]

Season Club Division League Cup Total
Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals
2010 Sogndal Adeccoligaen 4 0 2 0 6 0
2011 Tippeligaen 5 0 0 0 5 0
2012 Portland Timbers Major League Soccer 5 0 0 0 5 0
2013 Toronto FC Major League Soccer 33 0 0 0 33 0
Career Total 47 0 2 0 49 0

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Player Bio: Joseph Bendik". Retrieved June 7, 2010. 
  2. ^ Meghan Brennan. "Preview:Weekend Norwegian Action". Retrieved June 7, 2010. 
  3. ^ altomfotball.no. "Sogndal vs. Strømsgodset". Retrieved March 20, 2011. 
  4. ^ mlssoccer.com. "Bendik eyes MLS". Retrieved November 30, 2011. 
  5. ^ mlssoccer.com. "Timbers Sign Bendik". Retrieved February 24, 2012. 
  6. ^ "Portland Timbers player evaluations vs. Montreal". The Oregonian. April 28, 2012. 
  7. ^ "Bendik's Success Story". TorontoFC.ca. April 4, 2013. Retrieved April 7, 2013. 
  8. ^ ussoccer.com. "Bendik US soccer". Retrieved October 30, 2011. 

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