After 214 games in eight seasons, three of them with the Captain’s armband, The Charleston Battery today announced the departure of club Captain Taylor Mueller.
The move comes after reaching the milestone of 200 games for the club in 2019, having started 193 games in Black and Yellow.
Mueller’s career in Charleston began as part of the team that won the USL Pro Championship in 2012, the club’s most recent title, and would become the foundation of every stout Battery defensive unit since. His importance to the team, as a leader both on and off the pitch, made him a fan favorite very quickly.
Now aged 31, the defender joined the ranks of the Charleston Battery Soccer Club as an academy coach, passing on his knowledge to youngsters in the Charleston area while leading the Battery first team to yet another playoff berth in the season past.
A native of Kirkland, Washington, the center back will now return to the Pacific Northwest to join the Tacoma Defiance for 2020. We wish him the very best for the future.
TOP IMAGE: TAYLOR MUELLER (MIDDLE) CELEBRATES WITH HIS TEAMMATES IN 2016. ROSS ALMERS PHOTOGRAPHY PHOTO