HOW ACQUIRED: Signed as a Homegrown Player on Jan. 15, 2019.
An all-around modern-day goalkeeper, Muse is calm and collected with the ball at his feet and can make the game-altering save when called upon. Indiana’s defense in front of him was so good during his time, it often left him with little to do, though he was always able to step up in big moments. He has the poise, maturity and the size to be an international goalkeeper.
OUTSIDE MLS: Muse served as the primary goalkeeper for Sounders FC’s USL side, Tacoma Defiance in 2019. He started 21 of his 22 games played and recorded 1,935 minutes. Muse posted a .669 save percentage in his first professional season, making 97 total saves while posting three shutouts.
INTERNATIONAL: A mainstay on the U.S. youth national team circuit, Muse has represented the Stars and Stripes at the U-18 and U-20 levels. In 2017, Muse earned several caps as the young Yanks participated in the Slovakia Cup and Lisbon International Tournament. He is a current member of the U-20 men’s national team pool, securing qualification for the 2019 U-20 FIFA World Cup in Poland by winning the 2018 Concacaf Championship.
COLLEGE: Muse started all 49 of his appearances over two seasons at Indiana, where the Hoosiers advanced to the College Cup - the final four teams of the NCAA Soccer Tournament - in both 2017 and 2018. The six-foot-four netminder accumulated an impressive career 38-4-7 record with a 0.39 goals against average and 30 individual shutouts. As a freshman in 2017, Muse earned Freshman All-Big 10 and All-America honors after leading the nation with 18 shutouts and a 0.26 goals against average - allowing just seven goals in 25 appearances - as Indiana went 18-1-6 before falling to Stanford in the NCAA Championship. He then earned First Team All-America honors by the United Soccer Coaches, Top Drawer Soccer and College Soccer News as a sophomore in 2018, leading the Hoosiers to a 20-3-1 record and an appearance in the NCAA Semifinals. A MAC Hermann Trophy finalist, his 0.54 goals against average and 12 shutouts also earned him First Team All-Big 10 and Conference Goalkeeper of the Year honors.