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 21)
Place of birth Albuquerque, New Mexico, United States
Height 1.96 m (6 ft 5 in)
Playing position Forward
Club information
Current team
Toronto FC II
Youth career
2010–2011 Real Salt Lake
2011–2012 Chivas USA
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2013–2016 Molde 2 (0)
2014 Indy Eleven (loan) 11 (2)
2015 Toronto FC II (loan) 0 (0)
2016– Toronto FC II 2 (0)
National team
2012 United States U18 8 (5)
2015 United States U20 5 (2)
2014– United States U23 1 (0)

* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of December 9, 2016.

‡ National team caps and goals correct as of January 14, 2015

Ben Spencer (born March 28, 1995) is an American soccer player who currently plays for Toronto FC II.[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 Real 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] returning to Molde in November 2014 upon the completion of his loan deal.[7] 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, he returned to Molde, although Toronto FC acquired his MLS rights from Real Salt Lake. [8]

International career[edit]

Spencer featured for the United States U18 in 2012, scoring three goals in six matches.[9]

Career statistics[edit]

As of December 9, 2016[10]
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 11 2 2 0 0 0 13 2
2016 Toronto FC II USL 2 0 0 0 0 0 2 0
Career total 15 2 2 0 0 0 17 2

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