Benjamin Benditson

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Benjamin Benditson
Personal information
Full name Benjamin Benditson
Date of birth (1983-02-16) February 16, 1983 (age 36)
Place of birth Tarzana, California, United States
Height 5 ft 11 in (1.80 m)
Playing position Defender
Youth career
2001–2002 Portland Pilots
2003–2004 Northridge Matadors
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2005–2006 Los Angeles Galaxy 2 (0)
2008 San Fernando Valley Quakes 0 (0)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 6 April 2009

Benjamin Benditson (born February 16, 1983 in Tarzana, California) is an American soccer player, currently without a team.


Youth and College[edit]

Benditson began playing soccer when he was five, playing club soccer for Real SoCal, and for both Oak Park High School and Milken Community High School. He played two years of college soccer at the University of Portland, and then transferred to Cal State Northridge for the 2003 and 2004 seasons. Benditson was named his team's defensive MVP in his second and last year at Northridge.[1]


Benditson was drafted in the first round (10th overall) of the 2005 MLS Supplemental Draft by Los Angeles Galaxy. He spent most of the 2005 season with the Galaxy's reserve team, making his first team debut when he replaced an injured Chris Albright in a 0-0 home draw against the Columbus Crew on May 26, 2005. He missed the second half of the 2005 season through injury, and underwent surgery in Munich, Germany to repair a sports hernia in April 2006. He was waived by Galaxy on August 8, 2006.[2]

Benditson subsequently had trials with English club Wycombe Wanderers F.C., Dutch club NEC and Danish club Viborg FF in January 2007, but was not offered a professional contract.[3]

He joined the San Fernando Valley Quakes of the USL Premier Development League for the 2008 season, but did not feature in any games due to persistent injury, and left the team prior to the end of the season.

External links[edit]


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  3. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 2012-02-20. Retrieved 2007-10-01.CS1 maint: Archived copy as title (link)