Updated through May 11, 2019
2019 (Columbus): Joe Bendik has made two regular-season appearance (two starts) in 2019. He made his 2019 regular-season debut in a road contest against the Philadelphia Union (March 23) and recorded his second start in a home contest against Los Angeles FC (May 11). Bendik has recorded seven saves for the Black & Gold.
Bendik, a veteran goalkeeper with experience at three clubs, has appeared in more than 100 games since joining the league in 2012. He held the starting role for Orlando City SC from 2016 through 2018 after three prior seasons with Toronto FC and one season with the Portland Timbers.
OUTSIDE MLS: Played two seasons with Norwegian club Sogndal straight out of college from 2010-11 before moving to MLS. He helped Sogndal gain promotion to the nation’s top flight.
COLLEGE: Played at Clemson University from 2006-09.
Name: Joe Bendik
Born: April 25, 1989 in Northport, New York
Hometown: Marietta, Georgia
Citizenship: United States
Acquired: Signed by Crew SC on December 27, 2018
Previous Experience: Orlando City SC (2016-2018), Toronto FC (2013-2015), Portland Timbers (2012), Sogndal Fotball (2010-2011)
PERSONAL BIO: Bendik is married to his wife Veronica and has two daughters: Addison Cayde and Oaklyn Paige. In his free time, he enjoys playing golf. Bendik’s favorite movies are Stepbrothers and Frozen, which he likes to watch with his daughters. His favorite shows include Game of Thrones, Family Guy and Shameless. Bendik enjoys listening to all kinds of music. Growing up, he supporter Premier League side Liverpool and looked up to goalkeepers Peter Schmeichel, Edwin Van der Sar and Julio Cesar. Interestingly, Bendik played with Julio Cesar at Toronto FC in 2014. His favorite food is shrimp scampi. He speaks English.