Ben Brewster

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Ben Brewster
Personal information
Full name Benjamin O. Brewster
Date of birth (1948-09-26) September 26, 1948 (age 68)
Place of birth Newton, Massachusetts, United States
Height 5 ft 10 in (1.78 m)
Playing position Forward
Youth career
Brown University
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1973 Connecticut Wildcats 14 (10)
1974–1975 Boston Minutemen 20 (0)
1976 Tacoma Tides
1977 Rhode Island Oceaneers 3 (0)
1978 New England Tea Men 11 (0)
National team
1973 United States 1 (1)
Teams managed
1972 Boston College
Yale (assistant)
University of Connecticut (assistant)
1977–1987 Boston College

* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only.

Benjamin "Ben or Benny" Brewster is a retired American soccer forward who earned one caps, scoring a single goal, as a member of the U.S. national team in 1973. He played three seasons in the North American Soccer League and at least two in the American Soccer League.


Youth and college[edit]

Brewster did not begin playing soccer until he was eighteen years old. He attended Brown University and played for the school’s soccer team where he was a 1968 second team All-American.[1] In his four seasons at Brown, Brewster scored thirty-three goals and amassed fifty points. He has since been inducted into the Brown University Athletic Hall of Fame.

National team[edit]

On September 9, 1973 Brewster earned his only caps with the U.S. national team. Brewster replaced Charlie McCully at halftime and scored the U.S. goal in its 1–0 victory over Bermuda.[2]


After college, Brewster signed with the Connecticut Wildcats of the American Soccer League (ASL). In 1974, he joined the Boston Minutemen of the North American Soccer League (NASL). He left the team after the 1975 season to play for the Tacoma Tides in the ASL. The Tides folded at the end of the 1976 season and Brewster played for the Rhode Island Oceaneers in 1977. In 1978, he signed with the New England Tea Men.


In 1972, Brewster was hired to replace Gyorgy Lang as head coach of Boston College. He took the team to a 3–9–2 record, but left that position when he signed with the Wildcats in 1973. In 1977, Boston College hired Brewster again and he remained as head coach for the Eagles until 1987 when he was replaced by Ed Kelly. His best season came in 1980 when he took his team to a 15–3–3 record. He finished with a 108–81–29 record.[3] He also served as an assistant to Hubert Vogelslinger at Yale University and Joe Morrone at the University of Connecticut. Brewster has also coached in the high school and youth soccer ranks. He currently has his own soccer school in Wolfboro, NH and does travel teams known as "Wildcat Soccer School".[4]


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