Updated through March 7, 2020
2020 (Columbus): Sjoberg signed with Crew SC on December 4, 2020. He has not yet made a regular-season appearance for Crew SC. He was sent on loan to USL Championship side San Antonio FC on March 6, 2020 and has made one regular-season appearance (one start) with San Antonio FC.
2019 (Colorado): Sjoberg made seven regular-season appearances (five starts).
2018 (Colorado): Sjoberg made 17 regular-season appearances (15 starts). He missed nine matches due to injury.
2017 (Colorado): Sjoberg made 19 regular-season appearances (all starts) while scoring one goal. He missed 12 games due to injury.
2016 (Colorado): Sjoberg made a career-high 31 regular-season appearances (all starts), scoring two goals and providing one assist. The defender was pivotal in helping the Rapids finish the regular season as League leaders in the following defensive categories: most shutouts (13), fewest goals conceded (32), fewest goals conceded at home (seven) and lowest goals-against average (0.94). That season, the defender helped Colorado reach the Conference Semifinals for the first time since 2010. He was named to the MLS Best XI, was awarded the Colorado Rapids’ Defender of the Year award and was one of three finalists for the MLS Defender of the Year award.
2015 (Colorado): Sjoberg was chosen by the Colorado Rapids in the first round of the 2015 MLS SuperDraft. He made 14 regular-season appearances (all starts) in his rookie year.
2010 (Sollentuna United FD): Sjoberg played for Sollentuna United FF of Sweden’s Division 2. He made 20 appearances and scored three goals that year en route to helping the club finish in second place and advance to the Svenska Cupen – Sweden’s domestic cup. Notably, Sjoberg was named Sollentuna United’s Player of the Year in 2010.
Sjoberg played at Marquette University from 2011-2014, making 63 appearances (all starts) while registering 11 goals and nine assists. During his time at Marquette, the defender earned multiple honors including: Marquette University’s Most Valuable Player Award (2013, 2014), Big East Men’s Soccer Championship Most Outstanding Defensive Player (2013), as well as spots in the All-Big East First Team (2013, 2014), the All-American Second Team (2013) and the Big East Men’s Soccer Championship All-Tournament Team (2013).
Columbus Crew SC signed defender Axel Sjoberg from the Waiver List on December 4, 2019.
Name: Axel Sjoberg (Pronounced: SHOO-berg)
Born: March 3, 1991 in Stockholm, Sweden
Hometown: Stockholm, Sweden
Acquired: Signed by Crew SC on December 4, 2019
Previous Experience: Colorado Rapids (2015-2019), Sollentuna United FF (2010)