Player Details


Chris Mueller


5' 9"


163 lbs

Date of Birth

8.29.1996 (25)


Schaumburg, IL USA



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Career Summary

HOW ACQUIRED: Selected No. 6 overall in 2018 SuperDraft.

Mueller is coming off a career season with Orlando, posting 10 goals and seven assists in just 22 games. The third-year pro, who was selected No. 6 overall in 2018 SuperDraft out of the University of Wisconsin, took a big step forward as the Lions made the Audi MLS Cup Playoffs for the first time in club history.

INTERNATIONAL: Mueller continued a breakthrough 2020 by scoring a brace on his US men's national team debut in a 6-0 win over El Salvador. He also came off the bench in a 7-0 win over Trinidad & Tobago at Exploria Stadium to cap January camp.

COLLEGE: Mueller joined the Lions after a four-year career at the University of Wisconsin. Mueller was an All-Big Ten First Team selection in 2016 and 2017 and was named 2017 Big Ten Offensive Player of the Year after leading the nation with 20 assists and posting nine goals in 21 appearances. Mueller had a goal and an assist in Wisconsin's 4-0 win over Michigan in the Big Ten tournament before the Badgers defeated Indiana to capture the 2017 Big Ten title. Mueller was a USC Second Team All-American in 2017 and a Third Team All-American in 2016, becoming the first two-time All-American in Wisconsin history. He finishes his collegiate career eighth in school history in goals (22) to go with 35 assists in 75 games.

NOTES: Finished 2nd in Rookie of the Year voting in 2019.