Orlando City winger Jake Mulraney has been transferred to Irish first division side St. Patrick's F.C., Orlando announced Wednesday. The club did not disclose the details of the transfer.
"We would like to thank Jake for all the hard work and dedication he gave to us last season,” Orlando City general manager Luiz Muzzi said in a club statement. “Jake is a true professional in every meaning of the word and we wish him all the best moving forward.”
The Lions acquired Mulraney last spring in a trade with Atlanta United. Orlando sent the Five Stripes at least $100,000 in 2022 General Allocation Money. The total trade value was up to $275,000 total GAM if certain incentives were met, but it's unlikely all of those conditions were met.
Mulraney played 726 minutes minutes of MLS action for Orlando last season, scoring no goals and providing zero assists. The 26-year-old Irishman was brought in to provide cover for the injury to new signing Gastón González and sale of Dutch winger Silvester van der Water.
Despite a decent, if underwhelming, history of production with Atlanta, Mulraney never kicked on in the City Beautiful. He played regularly when he first arrived, but after the arrival of Ivan Angulo and Mulraney's poor play, the Irish winger fell out of the rotation.
Orlando City has plenty of depth on the wing heading into the 2023 season. The club still has Designated Player Facundo Torres, González and Angulo. The front office also brought in new DP Martín Ojeda and drafted versatile attacker Shakur Mohammed in the SuperDraft.