SBI MLS Rookie of the Week: Patrick Mullins

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By DAN KARELL

The New England Revolution are currently the hottest team in MLS, and reason behind the team’s recent success is the play of rookie forward Patrick Mullins.

Playing as the lone forward and occupying both centerbacks, Mullins hard work and excellent hold-up play has allowed the Revs to play some pretty free-flowing soccer. In addition, Mullins scored another goal last Saturday vs. the Philadelphia Union, rounding out a performance that earned him SBI MLS Rookie of the Week.

Mullins beat out a field of rookies including Harrison Shipp, Nick Hagglund and Mark Sherrod for this week’s honors.

What did you think of Mullins’ performance? Which other rookies impressed you in MLS Week 11?

Share your thoughts below.

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7 Responses to SBI MLS Rookie of the Week: Patrick Mullins

  1. JW says:

    I’m a Maryland homer, so take this with a grain of salt, but when he plays I find myself constantly muttering “smart.” I didn’t get that with other players, necessarily, even with Jason Garey. This kid has a soccer brain – all of the little positioning decisions to create space and imbalance from the forward position are there, it’s great to watch.

    • ChrisTheLSUTiger says:

      It’s nice to finally see a decent player come out of my state. Garey was good in college but you can’t say his pro career was anything to write home about. I hope Mullins keeps up his good form.

      • Kodi says:

        Also a Louisiana native here. I’m not familiar with Mullins, but very exciting to see a pro from the state. I’ll be keeping up with him from here on out.

        • Belyin says:

          Well, Jason Kreis did play his high school soccer in Mandeville, and I saw him play for the New Orleans Riverboat Gamblers in Pan American Stadium 20 years ago.

  2. Mikey K says:

    If these two are still on fire close to the Czech republic friendly, call them both up I say.

  3. DC Josh says:

    Finally another candidate for rookie of the year aside from Harry Shipp. Although, it’s really early to include Pat, it’s still nice to see another youngster making a huge impact for his club.