Badgers men’s soccer: Chris Mueller, Mark Segbers picked in top 10 of Major League Soccer draft
Two University of Wisconsin men’s soccer players were selected in the top 10 of the 2018 Major League Soccer SuperDraft on Friday in Philadelphia.
Senior Chris Mueller was selected No. 6 overall by Orlando City SC and senior Mark Segbers was picked at No. 9 by the New England Revolution.
Senior forward Tom Barlow was a second-round pick (No. 39 pick) by the New York Red Bulls.
Mueller, who scored nine goals and led the nation in assists (20) last season, is a two-time All-American midfielder.
“Hey Orlando, I’m extremely excited to come down and be part of such an amazing organization,” Mueller said in a video to the club’s fans.
Segbers, a two-time All-Big Ten second-team forward, scored five goals and had seven assists as a senior. He joins a club which recently hired as head coach former U.S. National Team goalkeeper Brad Friedel, who from 1997-2015 played in the English Premier League.
“It’s a dream come true. ... I’m excited to prove my worth and get as many minutes as I can,” said Segbers, who helped the Badgers win the Big Ten Conference tournament.
Barlow, a forward, led the Big Ten with 10 goals as a senior.