Player Details

Name

Joe Bendik

Pronunciation

BEN-dik

Height

6' 3"

Weight

207 lbs

Date of Birth

4.25.1989 (31)

Birthplace

Marietta, GA USA

Position

Goalkeeper

Position Detail

Goalkeeper

Preferred Side

Unknown

Roster Category

Senior
2021 MLS Regular Season
2021 MLS Regular Season

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Career Summary

PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE

2020 (Philadelphia): Bendik has two appearances (one start) for the Union...made his club debut as a second-half substitute against the Chicago Fire (October 28), seeing out a 2-1 win...made his first start as a member of the Union against Columbus Crew SC (November 1).

2019 (Columbus/Philadelphia): Bendik has yet to appear for the Union after being acquired from Columbus on July 19 in exchange for a 2020 MLS SuperDraft natural second-round selection ... appeared in his first matchday squad for the club one day after the trade, vs. Chicago (July 20) ... with Columbus, he had made six appearances (six starts).

2018 (Orlando): In his third season in Orlando, Bendik made 25 appearances (24 starts), making 84 stops with a 2.35 goals-against average.

2017 (Orlando): One of Bendik's best career seasons, the goalkeeper made 33 appearances (33 starts), totaling a career-high seven shutouts, 118 saves, and 10 wins, with a 1.58 goals-against average.

2016 (Orlando): After being traded from Toronto in exchange for a conditional fourth-round pick in the 2017 MLS SuperDraft, Bendik's first season with the Lions saw the goalkeeper start every MLS regular-season game for the first time in his career. Over those 34 starts, he totaled 114 saves and nine wins.

2015 (Toronto): In his last year in Toronto, Bendik made 13 appearances (13 starts) for the Reds.

2014 (Toronto): Bendik made 27 appearances (27 starts) during his second season in Toronto. 

2013 (Toronto): Bendik was traded to Toronto prior to the 2013 campaign along with allocation money and the third overall pick in the 2013 MLS SuperDraft (Kyle Bekker) in exchange for Ryan Johnson and Milos Kocic. He made 33 appearances (33 starts) during that first season with the Reds, achieving a single-season career-best goals-against average of 1.39.

2012 (Portland): Returning to the United States, Bendik signed with Portland ahead of the 2012 MLS season, where he made five appearances (three starts) for the Timbers.

2011 (Sogndal): Bendik made five appearances in net over his second season in Norway, including his Norwegian topflight debut on March 20, 2011 against Strømsgodset IF.

2010 (Sogndal): After graduating from Clemson, Bendik began his professional career in Norway with Sogndal Fotball. He made four appearances that first season, helping the club gain promotion to the top flight.

INTERNATIONAL EXPERIENCE

Bendik is a former U.S. youth international, having played at the U-20, U-18 and U-17 levels. He was also named to the USMNT's preliminary roster for the 2017 Concacaf Gold Cup.

COLLEGE EXPERIENCE

Bendik played college soccer at Clemson University from 2006-09.

ACQUIRED: Philadelphia Union acquire goalkeeper Joe Bendik from Columbus Crew SC in exchange for a natural 2020 MLS SuperDraft second round selection on July 19, 2019.

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