Former University of Akron goalkeeper Ben Lundt has joined Louisville City FC on a season-long loan from Major League Soccer's FC Cincinnati.
LOUISVILLE, Ky. – Louisville City FC announced on Thursday evening it had acquired goalkeeper Ben Lundt on loan from from FC Cincinnati for the 2019 USL Championship season. The former University of Akron standout comes in as the 23rd man on LouCity Head Coach John Hackworth’s roster with the team’s preseason preparations already underway in Florida.
“In evaluating the pool of players coming out of college, we thought that Ben was one of, if not the best goalkeeper coming out,” said Hackworth. “With this acquisition we know that we have strengthened our depth at the goalkeeper position. We look forward to Ben’s contribution to our teams’ success.”
Selected with the No. 37 pick in the 2019 MLS SuperDraft, Lundt arrived in Cincinnati after three seasons with the Zips, where he featured over 60 times while collecting 27 clean sheets. In his final season at Akron he made 20 appearances and recorded 12 clean sheets. While also adding an appearance in the College Cup to his resume, Lundt won three consecutive Mid-American Conference championships in as many years.
“I’ve been in preseason with Cincinnati for two weeks and I’m in good shape,” said Lundt. “Now that I’ve joined Louisville, I’m extremely happy. Louisville is a great club with a lot of success in the past and I want to be part of another successful season.”
In addition to his collegiate career at Akron, Lundt also competed in the 2018 USL League Two season for Reading United AC, where he posted an 80 percent save percentage and 0.50 goals-against average over two appearances for the Mid Atlantic Division champion.