MLS SuperDraft #1 overall pick Ben Bender (Maryland/Calvert Hall) was a guest on Glenn Clark Radio Thursday.
Among the topics he discussed were:
-What the last few weeks were like as he decided whether to return to Maryland or go to MLS
-Being joined in getting drafted by a Maryland teammate and former MIAA foe in Brett St. Martin (Mount St. Joseph)
-Understanding what his bring drafted #1 has meant to the Baltimore soccer community
-His dreams to make the USMNT and reach the World Cup (perhaps playing at home in Baltimore in 2026?)
-The pressure that might come with the expectations for being a #1 pick with a newer franchise in Charlotte
If you missed the conversation, click play below to listen.