New England Revolution Draft Pick, 21-year-old Mark Segbers Goes on Loan to Orange County SC for the 2018 Season
1st Round MLS SuperDraft pick Segbers to play for Orange County Soccer Club on a season-long loan from New England Revolution.
The Revolution selected Segbers 9th overall in the 2018 MLS SuperDraft from the University of Wisconsin. Segbers signed his MLS contract on Saturday, Feb. 10, 2018.
Segbers, 21, made 77 appearances for Wisconsin.
Segbers collected 16 goals and 22 assists during his college career. He was a Second Team All-Big Ten Conference selection in his senior year.
“We have tracked Mark for some time after impressing the technical staff at the 2018 MLS Combine,” said Orange County SC Assistant GM and SVP of Player Recruitment & Soccer Operations, Peter Nugent.
“He is a dynamic player, whose direct running and pace will cause opposing teams problems this year,” added Nugent.
The loan from the MLS club will provide perhaps more playing time for Segbers and the chance to hone his skills.
Mark Segbers Stats
Weight: 158 lbs.
Birthplace: St. Louis, MO
2017: Second Team All-Big Ten Conference.
2016: Big Ten Conference All-Academic Honoree
2014: Second Team All-Big Ten Conference. Big Ten Conference All-Freshman Team.
Club/Academy/National Team: Played Academy soccer for St. Louis Scott Gallagher. 2013 US U18 National Combine participant.
Mark Segbers College Stats:
John Trask, University of Wisconsin Head Coach said, “Mark is a game changer, plain and simple. He has athleticism and quality very few players in the United States possess.”
Orange County SC will kick-off its home opener at Championship Soccer Stadium at the Orange County Great Park on Saturday, March 17 at 7:00 PM.
Orange County Soccer Club is Orange County’s only professional soccer team that is part of the United Soccer League (USL), the fastest growing Division II professional soccer league in the world.
The USL is comprised of 34 teams across the United States. The team plays its home games at the Orange County Great Park’s Championship Soccer Stadium, located in Irvine, CA. Nestled in the heart of the Great Park, Championship Soccer Stadium has a capacity of over 5,000 for Orange County SC matches.
Orange County SC is also the official affiliate partner of the Los Angeles Football Club (LAFC), a new Major League Soccer (MLS) franchise.