Goalkeeper Ben Lundgaard made his professional debut on Saturday, March 23, starting for the Pittsburgh Riverhounds in a 2-2 road draw against the Swope Park Rangers.
Lundgaard, who was sent on loan to the Riverhounds on March 6 of this year, played all 90 minutes of the match, making three saves to help Pittsburgh earn a point on the road.
The goalkeeper was called into action just eight minutes into the match, as he denied Wilson Harris from point-blank range to keep the match scoreless.
Lundgaard was at it again in the 30th minute, this time making a save on Gianluca Busio’s shot from the edge of the box to help the Riverhounds go into halftime with the score tied at 0-0.
In all, it was a solid first outing for Lundgaard, who was selected by the Black & Gold in the First Round in the 2018 MLS SuperDraft on January 19, 2018.
As for the Crew, the first charter member in MLS returns home to host defending MLS Cup champion Atlanta United FC on Saturday, March 30 at 7:30 p.m. ET. Supporters can watch the match on SportsTime Ohio, stream on FOX Sports GO, or listen on ESPN 1460 AM Columbus or www.ColumbusCrewSC.com (English & Spanish).