Georgia State soccer star gets selected in the MLS Draft


Jan 16, 2014; Philadelphia, PA, USA; Chivas USA soccer club during the 2014 MLS Superdraft at Philadelphia Convention Center. Mandatory Credit: Eric Hartline-USA TODAY Sports

Soccer isn’t all that popular, but boy is it entertaining to watch. Every player on each team is more of an athlete than most offensive linemen. Michael Nwiloh was one of those guys you look at and think, “Wow that dude can fly.”

Nwiloh became the first Georgia State soccer player ever to get selected by a MLS team. He was drafted Tuesday, the 21st of 2014 by Chivas.  Nwiloh was the 59th overall pick in the 2014 MLS Super Draft.

Michael Nwiloh plays the central defender position when on the soccer field. He was named by the National Soccer Coaches Association of America to the All-South region second team. He performed well for Georgia State for four straight seasons starting in 72 of 74 games played in those four seasons.

Nwiloh is known as being a hard nose defender and stopping anything that comes his way. With him being a defender you wouldn’t think he would have scored any goals, but he was able to score two goals in his four seasons as a Panther.

Nwiloh being drafted may open up the doors for fellow Georgia State athletes to get national recognition and put Georgia State on the map as a school to produce professionals at the sport of their choosing, and a professional at life.

Some time soon you’ll be able to turn in to the ESPN Network and see Michael Nwiloh playing major league soccer with the support of Georgia State and their loyal fans that follow the athletic programs associated with Georgia State University.