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 54 (1)

* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 07:19, 23 May 2016 (UTC).

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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