Patrick Mullins (soccer)

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Patrick Mullins
Personal information
Full name Patrick Michael Mullins
Date of birth (1992-02-05) February 5, 1992 (age 23)
Place of birth New Orleans, Louisiana, United States
Height 1.85 m (6 ft 1 in)
Playing position Forward
Club information
Current team
New York City FC
Number 14
Youth career
2007–2009 Chicago Fire Juniors
2010–2013 Maryland Terrapins
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2007 Baton Rouge Capitals 5 (1)
2011–2012 New Orleans Jesters 21 (12)
2014 New England Revolution 21 (4)
2015– New York City 6 (2)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of May 11, 2015.
† Appearances (Goals).

Patrick Michael Mullins (born February 5, 1992) is an American soccer player who currently plays for New York City FC in Major League Soccer.

Early life[edit]

Mullins was born in New Orleans, Louisiana. He and his family lost their home after Hurricane Katrina hit New Orleans in 2005, forcing them to take refuge in Brookhaven, Mississippi and Baton Rouge, Louisiana.[1] He played club soccer for Chicago Fire Juniors from 2007 to 2009, winning the state title in each of the three years and was rated the no. 31 recruit in the nation by Top Drawer Soccer.[2] Mullins graduated from Jesuit High School in New Orleans.

Career[edit]

College and Amateur[edit]

On March 2, 2010, it was announced that Mullins signed a letter of intent to play college soccer at the University of Maryland along four others.[2] In his freshman year with the Terrapins, Mullins made 21 appearances for the club. On September 14, he scored his first collegiate goal in a 3-0 victory over Loyola University Maryland.[3] A month later, he netted the game-winner in the Terps 1-0 upset victory over no. 2 ranked UConn.[4] He also scored in his NCAA tournament debut on November 21 against the University of Pennsylvania.[5] Mullins finished the year with five goals and four assists and was named ACC Freshman of the Year.[6] He was also named to Top Drawer Soccer's All-Rookie Second Team.[7]

In 2011, Mullins made a switch from midfielder to striker and excelled. He made 21 appearances and tallied six goals and three assists, including one on November 27 against Louisville in the third round of the NCAA Tour. Unfortunately, Maryland would end up losing the match 4-2.[8] He went on to named Second Team All-ACC.[9] In 2012, Mullins became one of the leaders for the Terps as he appeared in all 24 games for the club, starting in 23 of them. On October 19, he assisted on an overtime game-winner by Schillo Tshuma that gave the no. 1 ranked Terps a 1-0 victory over no. 2 ranked North Carolina.[10] A week later, he scored in Maryland's 2-2 draw with Clemson which was good enough to win the ACC Regular Season title.[11] On November 8, Mullins earned a pair of ACC honors as he was named ACC Offensive Player of the Year and First Team All-ACC.[12] Three days later, Mullins was named ACC tournament MVP after the Terps defeated North Carolina 2-1 to win the ACC tournament title.[13] Mullins finished the year with 17 goals and 10 assists.

On January 11, 2013, Mullins was awarded the Hermann Trophy.[14] Despite rumors that he would signed a Generation Adidas contract and enter the 2013 MLS SuperDraft, Mullins decided to stay at Maryland for his senior season.[15] In his final season with the Terps, Mullins led the team to back-to-back ACC Regular Season and Tournament titles as well as a trip to the College Cup. On December 13, he scored both of Maryland's goals in a 2-1 victory over 8th seeded Virginia in the semifinal.[16][17] Two days later, he scored the opening goal in the National Title game against 3rd seeded Notre Dame. However, the Fighting Irish would come back with two unanswered goals to defeat Maryland 2-1.[18][19] On January 10, 2014, Mullins won his second straight M.A.C. Hermann Trophy, making him the fourth male in NCAA history to win the award in back-to-back seasons.[20][21][22] Mullins also spent time in the USL Premier Development League with Baton Rouge Capitals in 2007,[23] and with New Orleans Jesters in 2011 and 2012.[24][25]

Professional[edit]

On January 16, 2014, Mullins was selected 11th overall by New England Revolution in the 2014 MLS SuperDraft.[26][27][28] On May 3, in his second professional game, Mullins scored his first professional goal. On December 10, 2014 Mullins was selected by expansion club New York City Football Club. Mullins was the fourth overall pick of the expansion draft where NYCFC and Orlando City SC selected players from other teams list of "Unprotected Players." Mullins will be joined at NYCFC by another Revolution player Tony Taylor .[29] On March 15, 2015, Mullins played his first game for New York City FC, coming on as an 84th minute substitute against his former team, the New England Revolution, and scored on his first touch to make the score 2-0, after a nice pass from David Villa. [30]

Honors[edit]

University of Maryland
Individual

References[edit]

  1. ^ Floyd, Thomas (January 14, 2014). "Player Spotlight: Patrick Mullins takes studious approach to scoring". Goal.com. GOAL. Retrieved January 18, 2014. 
  2. ^ a b "Maryland Inks Five to 2010 Signing Class". umterps.com. Maryland Athletics. March 2, 2010. Retrieved January 19, 2014. 
  3. ^ "Mullins Leads No. 7 Terps Past Loyola, 3-0". umterps.com. Maryland Athletics. September 14, 2010. Retrieved February 17, 2014. 
  4. ^ "No. 6 Maryland Upsets No. 2 UConn Tuesday". umterps.com. Maryland Athletics. October 5, 2010. Retrieved February 17, 2014. 
  5. ^ "Terps Advance with 4-0 Rout of Penn Sunday". umterps.com. Maryland Athletics. November 21, 2010. Retrieved February 17, 2014. 
  6. ^ "Terps Land Four on All-ACC First Team". umterps.com. Maryland Athletics. November 9, 2010. Retrieved February 17, 2014. 
  7. ^ "TDS Honors Five Terps". umterps.com. Maryland Athletics. November 30, 2010. Retrieved February 17, 2014. 
  8. ^ "Terps Fall to Louisville in NCAA Third Round". umterps.com. Maryland Athletics. November 27, 2011. Retrieved February 17, 2014. 
  9. ^ "Terps Tab League-Best Six to All-ACC Team". umterps.com. Maryland Athletics. November 10, 2011. Retrieved February 17, 2014. 
  10. ^ "#1 Terps Down #2 North Carolina in OT, 1-0". umterps.com. Maryland Athletics. November 19, 2012. Retrieved February 17, 2014. 
  11. ^ "Terps Clinch ACC Regular Season Title". umterps.com. Maryland Athletics. October 27, 2012. Retrieved February 17, 2014. 
  12. ^ "Cirovski, Mullins Land Top ACC Honors". umterps.com. Maryland Athletics. November 8, 2012. Retrieved February 17, 2014. 
  13. ^ "Terps Top UNC to Win 2012 ACC Crown". umterps.com. Maryland Athletics. November 11, 2012. Retrieved February 17, 2014. 
  14. ^ "Mullins Wins MAC Hermann Trophy". umterps.com. Maryland Terrapins. January 11, 2013. Retrieved February 17, 2014. 
  15. ^ Goff, Steven (December 21, 2012). "Terps' Patrick Mullins to return for senior year". Washington Post. Retrieved February 17, 2014. 
  16. ^ "Mullins Sparks Terps to NCAA Title Match". umterps.com. Maryland Athletics. December 13, 2013. Retrieved February 17, 2014. 
  17. ^ Goff, Steven (December 14, 2013). "Maryland defeats Virginia, gains College Cup championship berth vs. Notre Dame". Washington Post. Retrieved February 17, 2014. 
  18. ^ "Maryland Falls in National Title Game Sunday". umterps.com. Maryland Athletics. December 15, 2013. Retrieved February 17, 2014. 
  19. ^ Goff, Steven (December 15, 2013). "College Cup: Maryland falls to Notre Dame, 2-1, in NCAA men’s soccer championship". Washington Post. Retrieved February 17, 2014. 
  20. ^ "Patrick Mullins wins Hermann Trophy". ESPN. January 10, 2014. Retrieved February 18, 2014. 
  21. ^ "Patrick Mullins, Morgan Brian win NCAA soccer player of the year awards". USA Today. January 10, 2014. Retrieved February 18, 2014. 
  22. ^ "SuperDraft: Maryland's Patrick Mullins wins Hermann Trophy for second straight season". MLSsoccer.com. Major League Soccer. January 10, 2014. Retrieved February 18, 2014. 
  23. ^ "2007 Baton Rouge Capitals stats". USLsoccer.com. United Soccer Leagues. Retrieved February 18, 2014. 
  24. ^ "2011 New Orleans Jesters stats". USLsoccer.com. United Soccer Leagues. Retrieved February 18, 2014. 
  25. ^ "2012 New Orleans Jesters stats". USLsoccer.com. United Soccer Leagues. Retrieved February 18, 2014. 
  26. ^ "Mullins, Tshuma Taken in First Round of SuperDraft". umterps.com. Maryland Athletics. January 16, 2014. Retrieved February 18, 2014. 
  27. ^ Scandura, Mike (January 21, 2014). "New England Revolution draft picks Steve Neumann and Patrick Mullins ready to contribute". Mass Live. Retrieved February 18, 2014. 
  28. ^ Zeitlin, Dave (January 16, 2014). "SuperDraft: Patrick Mullins hopes he's as successful as Taylor Twellman at New England Revolution". MLSsoocer.com. Major League Soccer. Retrieved February 18, 2014. 
  29. ^ http://www.mlssoccer.com/news/article/2014/12/09/mls-expansion-draft-listen-live-new-york-city-fc-orlando-city-sc-build-out-r
  30. ^ http://matchcenter.mlssoccer.com/matchcenter/2015-03-15-new-york-city-fc-vs-new-england-revolution/recap

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