Men’s Soccer: Missimo selected by Philadelphia in MLS Draft

Max Schuman, Assistant Sports Editor

Men’s Soccer

Senior midfielder Cole Missimo was selected by the Philadelphia Union in the 2016 Major League Soccer SuperDraft on Tuesday.

Missimo, who scored seven goals and racked up 12 assists in his four seasons at Northwestern and made the All-Big Ten second team twice in his career, was chosen in the fourth round with the 64th pick in the draft.

“It’s an unbelievable feeling to have an opportunity like this,” Missimo said in a news release. “I just want to thank the Philadelphia Union for giving me this opportunity … I can’t wait to get up there and get to work.”

The winger is the second Wildcat from this year’s team to make the jump to MLS this year, with senior forward Joey Calistri previously signing a homegrown contract with the Chicago Fire. Missimo is the sixth NU player to be selected in the MLS SuperDraft in school history and the first since goalkeeper Tyler Miller was chosen in the second round of the 2014 draft by the Seattle Sounders.

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