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Ben Sweat: "There's Two Sides to Every Story"
Now in New England, the veteran left back wants to win
The New England Revolution signed Ben Sweat on Tuesday and the left back hopes to make an impact right away.
Sweat signed after being waived by Sporting Kansas City. When asked about how his time in Kansas City ended, the veteran didn’t want to get into too much detail.
“As for how it ended in Sporting, I don't want to get in to too much detail with that,” Sweat said. “There's two sides to every story and I’ll leave it at that.”
The left back made 25 appearances (22 starts) after joining SKC prior to the 2022 season. He tallied three assists during his time in Kansas City.
Sweat told media that New England is one of the top teams in the league and mentioned the likes of Carles Gil and Dylan Borrero when talking about the talent on the roster. The left back also mentioned that he feels he fits the Revolution style of play with Bruce Arena liking his outside backs to get forward.
For Sweat, Arena was a major factor in coming to New England.
“I think it was a huge role,” Sweat said. “We’ve always known each other, being in the league for a long time, you kind of get in the system where you know everybody everywhere and Bruce [Arena] and I, I remember having interviews with Galaxy back in, you know, the combine days, so it's interesting to finally be able to get to work with him and I'm excited to get to work with him. He's obviously a tremendous coach, and I was excited when he called me up and told me they're bringing me here, and I think I'm going to be really, really happy here with him.”
The 31-year-old will have an interesting opportunity this Saturday as he could potentially face his former team with New England welcoming SKC to Gillette Stadium.
“Yeah, I think for sure there's a chance to get a few minutes in there,” Sweat said. “Hopefully I get a few minutes. I think it'll be ironic; you know, the first game back is versus my old team so that's always a funny situation.”