February 23, 2017
Photo by New York City FC.
Ben Sweat continues to have an accomplished soccer career. He trialled with New York City FC during their 2017 pre-season, and we are happy to announce that Ben was signed by the club on February 23, 2017.
After many years with the Chargers SC, Ben spent his last two years of his youth career as a member of the Chargers SC Development Academy teams. Upon graduation from high school, he committed to play collegiate soccer on the USF Men's Soccer team between 2010 & 2013 finishing his college career as USF's all-time leader in games played with 78 games.
"Sweat has earned experience while training with Swedish top flight club Djurgårdens IF Fotboll (2012 & 2013 Summer). He also spent a summer in Czech Republic with SK Sigma Olomouc (2013 Summer).
On January 16, 2014 Sweat was drafted in the first round (14th overall) of the 2014 MLS SuperDraft by Columbus Crew.
Sweat was loaned out to Columbus Crew's USL Pro affiliate club Dayton Dutch Lions in May 2014 for a few matches. Sweat was given his first professional start on June 25, 2014 in the 5th round of the US Open Cup against Chicago Fire. He also played a half against English Premier league side Crystal Palace F.C. on July 23, 2014. He later signed Tampa Bay Rowdies on March 2, 2015."1
1 Ben Sweat Wikipedia - https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ben_Sweat