Luke Mulholland

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Jump to: navigation, search
Luke Mulholland
Mullholland.jpg
Mulholland wearing a Real Salt Lake home kit
Personal information
Date of birth (1988-08-07) 7 August 1988 (age 26)
Place of birth Preston, England
Height 5 ft 11 in (1.80 m)
Playing position Attacking Midfielder
Club information
Current team
Real Salt Lake
Number 19
Youth career
2007–2010 Wingate Bulldogs
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2009–2010 Reading United 30 (8)
2011 Wilmington Hammerheads 23 (9)
2011 NSC Minnesota Stars 7 (2)
2012–2013 Tampa Bay Rowdies 53 (15)
2014– Real Salt Lake 37 (7)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 24 April 2015.
† Appearances (Goals).

Luke Mulholland (born 7 August 1988) is an English footballer currently playing for Real Salt Lake in Major League Soccer.

Career[edit]

College and amateur[edit]

Mulholland played his college career at Wingate University from 2007 to 2010.[1] In 2009 Mulholland was named First Team All-American and SAC Conference Player of the Year.[2]

During his college career, Mulholland also played with USL Premier Development League club Reading United during their 2009 and 2010 seasons.[3]

During Luke Mulholland's college career, he also coached the U16 club team of California based Waxhaw United SC.[4]

Professional[edit]

Mulholland signed his first professional contract in April 2011, joining third division USL Pro club Wilmington Hammerheads.[5] He made his professional debut - and scored his first professional goal - on 17 April 2011 in Wilmington's first game of the 2011 season, a 1–0 win over the Rochester Rhinos.[6] Mulholland's standout first season earned him recognition as the USL Pro Rookie of the Year and he was also named to the league's 2011 Best XI squad.[7]

After the close of the 2011 USL Pro season, Mulholland became a late-season addition to the NSC Minnesota Stars of the second division North American Soccer League on 6 September 2011. His form and goals helped the team to win the NASL Championship. Mulholland scored the game winner in the 53rd minute of the first leg the final against the Fort Lauderdale Strikers and he was named Finals MVP.[8]

An impressive 2011 campaign earned Mulholland trials with Major League Soccer club New England Revolution and English League One club Walsall.[9]

On 24 January 2012, the second division Tampa Bay Rowdies announced the signing of Mulholland.[10] The year was another one of great success for him, being named to the NASL's Best XI in 2012. Mulholland scored the game-winning goal versus the Carolina Railhawks in the NASL Semi-finals, which sent the Rowdies into the NASL Finals against his former club, the Minnesota Stars. The Rowdies went on to win the 2012 championship on penalties, 3–2, with Mulholland converting the first attempt of the shoot-out. In two years at Tampa Bay, Mulholland registered 17 goals and 13 assists in 51 league appearances and became the first player to be named to the NASL's Best XI in back-to-back seasons.[11]

Luke Mulholland currently plays for first division MLS side, Real Salt Lake. In his first season of MLS he appeared in 31 matches for RSL, starting 24 of them. He scored 6 goals and added 7 assists. He also started both of RSL playoff matches.[12]

Personal[edit]

Mulholland was born a raised in Preston, England. In December 2014, he received a U.S. green card which qualifies him as a domestic player for MLS roster purposes.[13]

Honors[edit]

NASL Championships: (2)

Individual[edit]

References[edit]