Entering in the 84th minute, it didn’t take Patrick Mullins long to make an impact. In fact, with his very first touch in New York City FC colors, the former Terp scored against his former team.
Then it got worse.
Mullins, who was selected 11th overall in the 2014 SuperDraft by the New England Revolution, celebrated his first tally of the year by kissing the NYCFC badge. It was an interesting move to say the least.
In his first season as a professional, Mullins made 21 appearances (14 starts) with the Revolution. He experienced a wildly successful May during which he scored in four straight games. He would soon cool, however, though he did assist Chris Tierney in the MLS Cup Final. Soon after that game, he was selected fourth overall by NYCFC in the Expansion Draft.
After departing for New York City, Mullins spoke to Brian O’Connell of NESoccerToday.com. The Louisiana native spoke highly of his time in New England, complimenting the team and its fans.
"I loved it up here – everything from the organization to the surrounding community," Mullins stated. "Obviously (switching teams) is tough, but those are things in this profession that you have to deal with in some cases."
Mullins took to Twitter after the game, programming that the badge "tastes good."