Ben Zemanski

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Ben Zemanski
Personal information
Full name Benjamin Zemanski
Date of birth (1988-05-12) May 12, 1988 (age 28)
Place of birth Akron, Ohio, United States
Height 5 ft 11 in (1.80 m)
Playing position Defender, Midfielder
Club information
Current team
Portland Timbers
Number 14
Youth career
2006–2009 Akron Zips
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2008–2009 Cleveland Internationals 24 (5)
2010–2012 Chivas USA 72 (2)
2013– Portland Timbers 55 (1)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of November 15, 2016.

Ben Zemanski (born May 12, 1988 in Akron, Ohio) is an American soccer player who currently plays for Portland Timbers in Major League Soccer.


College and Amateur[edit]

Zemanski attended the Cuyahoga Valley Christian Academy, where he was a 2005 NSCAA All-American, and played college soccer at the University of Akron. He was named the Zips' Newcomer of the Year in 2006, was named to the All-MAC Second Team and was an Academic All-MAC honoree as a junior in 2008, and was named to the CoSida Academic All-America Third Team, the All-Mid-American Conference Second Team, the MAC Academic Team, and was one of ten finalists for the Lowe's Senior CLASS Award as a senior in 2009.

During his college years Zemanski also played for the Cleveland Internationals in the USL Premier Development League.[1]


Zemanski was drafted in the third round (forty-seventh overall) of the 2010 MLS SuperDraft by Chivas USA.[2] He made his professional debut on April 17, 2010, in a game against Houston Dynamo,[3] and scored his first professional goal on the opening day of the 2011 MLS season, a 3-2 defeat to Sporting Kansas City.[4]



Portland Timbers


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