2018 (Columbus/ Indy Eleven): Ben Lundgaard has not yet made an appearance for Crew SC this season. On March 7, he was sent on loan to the Indy Eleven of the USL. He underwent surgery on his left thumb on April 5 and was estimated to miss 4-6 weeks of action.
Lundgaard played four seasons at Virginia Tech, making 70 appearances (all starts) and registering 23 shutouts. In 2017, he was named to the First Team All-Atlantic Coast Conference and to the United Soccer Coaches’ (USC) Third Team All-East Region. The previous year, he was named to Top Drawer Soccer’s Best XI Third Team. Additionally, Lundgaard played for the New York Red Bulls’ Under-23 Premier Development League side in 2017, making 13 appearances and registering 38 saves.
Selected in the First Round (21st overall) in the 2018 MLS SuperDraft on January 19, 2018; signed on March 1, 2018
Name: Ben Lundgaard
Born: September 25, 1995 in Wilmington, Delaware
Hometown: Wilmington, Delaware
Citizenship: United States
Previous Experience: Virginia Tech (2014-2017)
Lundgaard is the son of Per and Leslie. He has a brother named Peter. In his free time, Lundgaard enjoys cooking and his specialty dishes are ribeye steak, home-made pesto pasta and sweet potato fries. He listens to all genres of music except screamo. Lundgaard’s favorite films are the Harry Potter series. He enjoys playing video games. Growing up, he supported Manchester United of the English Premier League and looked up to goalkeepers Manuel Neuer and Gianluigi Buffon. Lundgaard’s favorite TV show is Lost. He speaks English.