The New England Revolution will be looking to fill the void left by USMNT striker Juan Agudelo in the upcoming MLS Super Draft. The U.S. International will go on loan to Europe after agreeing to a deal with Premier League outfit Stoke City, and his departure creates a huge void upfront for the Revs.
Luckily for them, New England has the fourth pick in the draft, and they would be wise to pick one of the heralded college players available.
While there are plenty of impact players available in the draft class on defense like Christian Dean, Steve Birnbaum or goalkeeper Andre Blake, there aren’t many options upfront. However, a sure bet would be Patrick Mullins, who will be eligible after four spectacular years at Maryland University.
Mullins did everything he could at the college level and he won the Hermann Trophy twice, so his play has already been recognized at a national level. He is ready to take the next step, and he appears to be a perfect match for Revolution. The NCAA‘s top scorer can either play up front or as a winger; and much like Agudelo, he has a lot of pace and skill while also being able to find the back on the net consistently.
It remains to be seen if the Revs actually go with Mullins, but he’s the safest bet according to their needs. He would strengthen the forward lines instantly and would help ease the loss of Agudelo.