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Former Asphalt Green Soccer Club Standout Filip Mirkovic Drafted by Orlando City in MLS Super Draft

January 1, 2024

In a remarkable journey from the Asphalt Green Soccer Club (AGSC) fields to the pinnacle of professional soccer, Filip Mirkovic has been drafted by Orlando City FC in the Major League Soccer (MLS) Super Draft. The talented midfielder, who spent his formative years at AGSC before transitioning to the New York City FC (NYCFC) youth academy, has carved a path of excellence through his collegiate career at the University of Pittsburgh.

Mirkovic, a standout player for the University of Pittsburgh Men's Soccer Program, has left an indelible mark on the team's history. His impressive career statistics include 28 career assists, the most in Pitt men's soccer history. Additionally, his .34 assists per game rank third best, and his .61 points per game place him at seventh in the program's record books.

Over the course of four seasons at Pitt, Mirkovic started 71 of his 75 matches, proving to be a linchpin in the team's success. His leadership on the field contributed to three consecutive Elite Eight appearances and two College Cups, showcasing his ability to make an impact at the highest collegiate level.

In the 2023 season, Mirkovic continued to shine, leading the Panthers with nine assists. His stellar performance placed him at No. 2 in the ACC and No. 10 in the NCAA. Notably, the nine assists rank fifth most in a single season in Panthers history. His four assists against Fairleigh Dickinson not only tied a program record but also set an ACC record for most assists in a single game.

The culmination of Mirkovic's collegiate success came with his selection in the second round of the MLS Super Draft, where he will join the ranks of Orlando City FC for the beginning of his professional career. The entire AGSC family extends their heartfelt congratulations to Filip and the Mirkovic family on this outstanding accomplishment.

Notably, Filip's sister, Iva Mirkovic, also a former AGSC player, pursued her passion for soccer after graduation, following in her brother's footsteps to play college soccer. The Mirkovic family's dedication to the sport has undoubtedly left a lasting impact on the AGSC community, serving as an inspiration for aspiring young talents.

As Filip Mirkovic embarks on this exciting new chapter in his career, the soccer community eagerly awaits to witness the continued success of a player who has already achieved so much and is poised for greatness in the professional arena.

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