With the MLS Season over, Soccer America has been releasing their positional rankings of MLS players based on their performance and production during the 2017 regular season and playoffs.
Coming in second place in the rankings is reigning MLS Rookie of the Year and former Friar, Julian Gressel. Here is what they had to say about the Atlanta United midfielder.
“Julian Gressel shared defensive duties with teammate Carlos Carmona and somtimes played on the wing yet lit up the attacking sheets by scoring five goals and registering nine assists. The Rookie of the Year, albeit at 23, played a huge role in Atlanta’s amazing expansion year.”
You can read about the rest of the top 10 here.
Also, a quick congrats for Gressel on his recent engagement.
I can conquer the world with one hand as long as you are holding the other! ❤️ pic.twitter.com/kTN8Gp6j7a
— Julian Gressel (@JulianGressel) December 18, 2017
And here’s Julian’s favorite memory of this past season.
A moment he will never forget.
Julian Gressel shares his favorite memory from this season 🎥 pic.twitter.com/x9Vjk6Ikji
— Atlanta United FC (@ATLUTD) December 20, 2017