COLUMBUS – Columbus Crew SC today announced that rookie goalkeeper Ben Lundgaard is set to join United Soccer League side Indy Eleven on loan.
Lundgaard, 22, was selected in the First Round of the 2018 MLS SuperDraft with the 21st pick. The goalkeeper played four seasons at Virginia Tech, making 70 appearances (all starts) and registering 23 shutouts. In 2017, Lundgaard 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.
Indy Eleven begins its 2018 USL regular season on Saturday, March 24 in a road match against the Richmond Kickers.
With the road-opening win, Crew SC brings its 2018 regular-season record to 1-0-0. Next up, Crew SC hosts the Montreal Impact at MAPFRE Stadium for its 2018 MLS regular-season home opener on Saturday, March 10 (1 p.m. ET).
Columbus Crew SC goalkeeper Ben Lundgaard joins United Soccer League side Indy Eleven on loan on March 7, 2018.