Wheeler-Omiunu Invited to MLS Combine

Wheeler-Omiunu Invited to MLS Combine

The two-time captain was a standout in the midfield and on the back line (Gil Talbot).

NEW YORK – After a tremendous career with Harvard men's soccer, senior Andrew Wheeler-Omiunu has been invited to the 2017 Major League Soccer (MLS) combine, held Jan. 8-12 in Los Angeles.

A two-time first team All-Ivy League selection, Wheeler-Omiunu helped the Crimson to 10 wins in 2016 while playing in central midfield and at outside back. The captain netted one goal and dished two assists on the season to finish his career with four scores and six helpers. Wheeler-Omiunu helped guide the Crimson to six shutouts during the 2016 season, including three in Ivy League play.

Wheeler-Omiunu is no stranger to the MLS system having played in the Premier Development League (PDL) over the past few summers. The Bellingham, Massachusetts native spent the last summer with the Seattle Sounders under-23 squad.

The MLS SuperDraft is slated for Friday, Jan. 13 at 3 p.m. ET. Harvard has had seven players selected in the draft in program history, the last being Brian Rogers '13 in the supplemental round of the 2013 draft. Will Kohler '97 and Andre Akpan '09 were each selected in the second round to lead all alumni.