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Who is Orlando City's draft pick, Chris Mueller

January 19, 2018

 

Again Orlando City have made an addition to their squad that is both exciting and attacking. Does it mean we are going to be seeing a more attacking team next season?

 

After landing Josue Colman and Cam Lindley over the past few days, many of us would have been expecting Orlando to pick a player that would play further down the pitch say in defense or in defensive midfield especially after losing Rafael Ramos. But the Lions have made another offensive signing.

 

We all love to watch good football, and offensive football is almost always good football, so what can Chris Mueller bring to the Lions line up.

 

Mueller was always going to be among the top ten picks in this draft and was the 6th overall pick made by Orlando City.

 

He joins from the Wisconsin Badgers as one of the highly rated youngsters in the country. He led the nation in assist last year with 20 and even weighed in with 9 goals of his own.

 

If Cyle Larin stays on for another season, the trio of Dwyer,Colman, and Mueller supporting the Canadian forward would see a major increase in the number of goals that would be scored by the Lions next season.

 

One of the key attributes of Mueller is his ability to score free kicks, as well as create goals from dead ball situations.

 

Among his awards and accolades last year are:

 

2017 Big Ten Offensive Player of the Year

2017 All-Big Ten Team of the Year

2017 Midwest All-Region First Team

 

 

He was also an NCAA All American, and member of the All-Big Ten First Team in the year 2016.

 

He was a starter in all 21 games for the Wisconsin Badgers last year, led the nation in assist per games as he made one goal every 95 minutes, he also led the Big Ten in shots on goal with 30, and led the Big Ten in points with 38 points, among others.

 

He comes to Orlando City as the most decorated player to ever play for the Badgers, the Lions’ fans would be hoping he can turn his school dominance into a great professional career.

 

 

 

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