5 Benjamin Kucera
5 Benjamin Kucera
Height: 6-3
Weight: 195
Year: RS Sophomore
Hometown: Burr Ridge, Ill.
High School: Benet Academy
Position: Defender
Major: Biology
g 1
a 0
pts 2
gw 0

Chicago Fire MLS Player Development League (PDL, U-20, U-19)

2014 Action Photos


REDSHIRT SOPHOMORE (2014): Played in 18 games … was a starter in 17 matches at centerback … scored one goal vs. UNO, tying the game in the 90th minute in a game SCU went on to win in OT …  attempted one shot in 2-1 win over Portland … had one shot in 2-0 win over Massachusetts … had one shot in a non-conference road match against his former team, Creighton. 

AT CREIGHTON (2012-2013): Redshirted in first season at Creighton in 2012 and injury limited his playing time at Creighton in 2013.

HIGH SCHOOL: Graduated from Benet Academy in Lisle, Ill. In 2012 … played for high school coach Sean Wesley … was a member of the Benet Academy Redwings … led team to an Eastern Suburban Catholic Conference Championship senior season … was named to the All-Sectional First Team … was Conference MVP … made the Chicago Sun Times All-State Team and an NSCAA Senior Leader following senior year … scored nine goals and dished off three assists in final season of prep ball … chosen to the Chicago Fire Academy Team, starting 24 of the 25 matches on the U15/16 squad … qualified for playoffs both as a member of the U15/16 and U17/18 teams … Chicago Fire team held the No. 1 national power ranking for two months.

PEROSNAL: Born in Berwyn, Ill. ... son of Joseph and Rita Kucera … Joseph is an Urologist … Rita is an Internist … has one sibling, Marie - a former soccer player, who has inspired him … enjoys soccer, fishing and skiing … majoring in Public Health in the College of Arts & Sciences.

Recent Games
Oct 25 at Maryland L, 3-1
Nov 2 at Pacific W, 4-1
Nov 7 at San Diego L, 4-1
Nov 9 Loyola Marymount T, 1-1
Nov 13 at Saint Mary's L, 2-1
Nov 15 at San Francisco L, 2-0
Statistics category Overall Conf
Games 18 6
Games started 17 6
Goals 1 0
Assists 0 0
Points 2 0
Shots 4 1
Shot Pct .250 .000
Penalty kicks 0-0 0-0
Game-winning goals 0 0
Date Opponent Score gs g a pts sh pct pk gw
Aug 23 San José State T, 1-1 - 0 0 0 0 - 0-0 0
Aug 29 at Neb.-Omaha W, 3-2 - 1 0 2 1 1.000 0-0 0
Aug 31 vs. Creighton L, 1-0 1 0 0 0 1 .000 0-0 0
Sep 5 Massachusetts W, 2-0 1 0 0 0 1 .000 0-0 0
Sep 7 Northern Ill. W, 1-0 1 0 0 0 0 - 0-0 0
Sep 12 at UCLA T, 0-0 1 0 0 0 0 - 0-0 0
Sep 14 at UC Riverside W, 1-0 1 0 0 0 0 - 0-0 0
Sep 19 at Cal St. Fullerton L, 1-0 1 0 0 0 0 - 0-0 0
Sep 26 Cal L, 4-0 1 0 0 0 0 - 0-0 0
Oct 3 at Loyola Marymount T, 1-1 1 0 0 0 0 - 0-0 0
Oct 5 San Diego L, 2-1 1 0 0 0 0 - 0-0 0
Oct 12 San Francisco T, 1-1 1 0 0 0 0 - 0-0 0
Oct 17 Gonzaga L, 2-1 1 0 0 0 0 - 0-0 0
Oct 19 Portland W, 2-1 1 0 0 0 1 .000 0-0 0
Oct 25 at Maryland L, 3-1 1 0 0 0 0 - 0-0 0
Nov 2 at Pacific W, 4-1 1 0 0 0 0 - 0-0 0
Nov 7 at San Diego L, 4-1 1 0 0 0 0 - 0-0 0
Nov 9 Loyola Marymount T, 1-1 1 0 0 0 0 - 0-0 0
Nov 13 at Saint Mary's L, 2-1 1 0 0 0 0 - 0-0 0
Nov 15 at San Francisco L, 2-0 - - - - - - - -
  gp gs gpg a/g pts/g sh/g sh% sog/g sog%
2014-15 18 17 .06 .00 .11 .22 .250 .06 .250
2015-16 8 7 .00 .00 .00 .25 .000 .00 .000
2016-17 12 2 .00 .00 .00 .00 - .00 -
Total 38 26 .03 .00 .05 .16 .167 .03 .167
  gp gs g a pts sh sh% sog sog% yc rc pk gw
2014-15 18 17 1 0 2 4 .250 1 .250 0 0 0-0 0
2015-16 8 7 0 0 0 2 .000 0 .000 0 0 0-0 0
2016-17 12 2 0 0 0 0 - 0 - 1 0 0-0 0
Total 38 26 1 0 2 6 .167 1 .167 1 0 0-0 0
  gp gs gpg a/g pts/g sh/g sh% sog/g sog%
Total 18 17 .06 .00 .11 .22 .250 .06 .250
Conference 6 6 .00 .00 .00 .17 .000 .00 .000
Exhibition 1 - .00 .00 .00 .00 - .00 -
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Home 8 8 .00 .00 .00 .25 .000 .00 .000
Away 9 8 .11 .00 .22 .11 1.000 .11 1.000
Neutral 1 1 .00 .00 .00 1.00 .000 .00 .000
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Wins 6 5 .17 .00 .33 .50 .333 .17 .333
Losses 8 8 .00 .00 .00 .13 .000 .00 .000
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August 2 1 .50 .00 1.00 1.00 .500 .50 .500
September 6 6 .00 .00 .00 .17 .000 .00 .000
October 6 6 .00 .00 .00 .17 .000 .00 .000
November 4 4 .00 .00 .00 .00 - .00 -
  gp gs g a pts sh sh% sog sog% yc rc pk gw
Total 18 17 1 0 2 4 .250 1 .250 0 0 0-0 0
Conference 6 6 0 0 0 1 .000 0 .000 0 0 0-0 0
Exhibition 1 - 0 0 0 0 - 0 - 0 0 0-0 0
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Home 8 8 0 0 0 2 .000 0 .000 0 0 0-0 0
Away 9 8 1 0 2 1 1.000 1 1.000 0 0 0-0 0
Neutral 1 1 0 0 0 1 .000 0 .000 0 0 0-0 0
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Wins 6 5 1 0 2 3 .333 1 .333 0 0 0-0 0
Losses 8 8 0 0 0 1 .000 0 .000 0 0 0-0 0
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August 2 1 1 0 2 2 .500 1 .500 0 0 0-0 0
September 6 6 0 0 0 1 .000 0 .000 0 0 0-0 0
October 6 6 0 0 0 1 .000 0 .000 0 0 0-0 0
November 4 4 0 0 0 0 - 0 - 0 0 0-0 0