Here's a scouting report on Harvard midfielder Andrew Wheeler-Omiunu, who was selected by Atlanta United in the third round of the MLS SuperDraft on Tuesday.
The information comes from Crimson associate coach Jonathan Delano.
Delano said that Wheeler-Omiunu has great athleticism and versatility. He can play most positions in the midfield, or as an outside fullback. Atlanta United seems to like signing versatile players.
As can be seen in a video posted by MLS , Wheeler-Omiunu has a good range when passing. Some Atlanta United supporters have already nicknamed Wheeler-Omiunu the Ivy League Stevie G, in reference to former Liverpool standout Steven Gerrard.
Delano says that Wheeler-Omiunu is a very good defender in one-on-one situations and has a very good tactical understanding.
That understanding and versatility is why Delano believes that Wheeler-Omiunu can make the roster.
Also of importance, because it's something that Atlanta United Technical Director Carlos Bocanegra noted about Miles Robinson and Julian Gressel, who were picked in the first and second rounds, Wheeler-Omiunu is a good teammate and leader (two-year captain at Harvard), according to Delano.
The player does need to improve his left foot.
He is a two-time all Ivy League selection who scored four goals in his career. He played in the Premier Development League and also was with Seattle’s U23 squad last summer.
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