American Winger Chris Mueller To Join Hibernian In January

Orlando City forward Chris Mueller (9) tries to steal the ball during the Orlando City Soccer match against New York Red Bulls at Exploria Stadium in Orlando, Fla., Saturday, July 3, 2021.  (Willie J. Allen Jr./Orlando Sentinel via AP)
Orlando City forward Chris Mueller (9) tries to steal the ball during the Orlando City Soccer match against New York Red Bulls at Exploria Stadium in Orlando, Fla., Saturday, July 3, 2021. (Willie J. Allen Jr./Orlando Sentinel via AP)
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American winger Chris Mueller will join Hibernian in January.

The Scottish club said the 24-year-old from Schaumburg, Illinois, had agreed to a pre-contract and will leave Orlando after the Major League Soccer season.

Mueller was second in 2018 MLS Rookie of the Year voting and made his U.S. national team debut in December.

He has two international appearances and two goals in 13 league games this season, Mueller has 20 goals in 96 league matches over four seasons.

“Chris was someone who was brought to our attention a number of months ago,” Hibs head coach Jack Ross said in a statement Wednesday. “We worked long and hard to make this deal happen. Chris is an exciting signing and his recent performances with Orlando have been terrific. He has a skillset that we think is going to be really well suited to Scotland. He can score goals and add creativity and he has an impressive mindset as both an athlete and a person.”

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