Spokane Shadow News Release - Sunday, January 21, 2018
Post Falls native and former SSC youth and Shadow Men's First Team player Timmy Mueller was selected Sunday in the Major League Soccer 2018 SuperDraft. The Oregon State striker was drafted in the third round, 63rd overall, by the nearby Portland Timbers.
Prior to joining Oregon State in the fall of 2014, Mueller played the second half of the debut campaign of the Spokane Shadow Men's First Team in the Evergreen Premier League, scoring three goals in helping lead the side to the league's inaugural championship. While in college, he spent further summers playing for Timbers U-23s in the USL Premier Development League.
At OSU he was the Pac-12 Freshman of the Year in 2014, an All-Pac-12 First Team selection in 2015 and an All-Pac-12 Second Team selection in 2016. The Post Falls, Idaho native contributed 23 goals and 10 assists in 67 career games for the Beavers.
As a youth player, Mueller played with Spokane SC during his U14 and U15 seasons. At Post Falls High School, he helped his team to the 5A Idaho state championship and earned the Idaho Player of the Year and Idaho Gatorade Player of the Year awards in 2013. He earned All-American honors in 2014 and finished with an Idaho state record with 104 career goals.
Mueller is the second player from that inaugural championship team to be drafted. Mike Ramos revived his career with a stellar 2014 campaign and was later selected by Toronto FC in the third round (50th overall) of the 2015 MLS Superdraft.