MEMPHIS, Tennessee – Memphis 901 FC signed its third newcomer for the 2021 season in midfielder Mitch Guitar via trade with Indy Eleven pending league and federation approval.
After graduating from the University of Wisconsin, Guitar was selected in the third round of the 2021 MLS SuperDraft by Chicago Fire.
“Mitch is a player we identified during his college career as having the qualities necessary to succeed at this level,” Tim Howard Memphis 901 FC Sporting Director said. “He has a relentless engine in midfield and makes the players around him better.”
Guitar becomes the second Wisconsin alum on Memphis’s roster as he joins fellow badger Mark Segbers.
The versatile midfielder scored two goals and tallied one assist over 58 matches with Wisconsin. He played a critical role in the Badger’s lineup starting every match his sophomore and junior seasons, helping the team capture the Big Ten Tournament Championship in 2017. In 2018, he was named to the All-Big Ten Second Team for his conference play. He missed the 2019 season due to injury.
Guitar joins newcomers John Berner and Kadeem Dacres along with returners Zach Carroll, Dan Metzger and Segbers as Memphis continues to build its roster for the 2021 season. Additional news and information about the 2021 roster, schedule, tickets and more will be available in the coming weeks and months.