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.