Atlanta United signed Jake Mulraney via transfer from Heart of Midlothian F.C. on Jan. 23, 2020. The 24-year-old played in Scotland the previous four seasons, with the last two coming in the Scottish Premiership with Hearts. Mulraney started 11 of his 21 appearances across MLS and Concacaf Champions League play in 2020, registering one goal and one assist.
In 2021, Mulraney made 22 appearances with 13 starts for Atlanta United. He scored one goal and added three assists during the regular season. The midfielder started two of Atlanta’s four Concacaf Champions League matches in 2021. His 86.3% passing accuracy, 15 chances created and 1,136 minutes played were all best marks compared to 2020 for Mulraney.
Mulraney played his entire career in England and Scotland before coming to MLS. The Dublin, Ireland native spent two years in the Nottingham Forest academy before signing his first professional contract with Queens Park Rangers in 2014. In October 2015, he was loaned out to Dagenham & Redbridge FC and made his professional debut for the club in a Football League Trophy match. He scored his first professional goal on April 16, 2016 while on loan with League Two side Stevenage FC in a 2-1 victory against Newport County.
In the summer of 2016, Mulraney made the move to Scotland where he signed with Inverness Caledonian Thistle of the Scottish Premiership. He made 32 total appearances in his first season, with 26 of those coming in the league. He had two assists in League Cup action that season. The following season, Mulraney made 32 appearances for Inverness, scoring three goals and adding three assists across all competitions.
The former Irish youth international then made the move to Hearts. He came on strong in the second half of the 2018-19 season, making 12 starts in the final 16 games of the season. He scored his first goal for the club on May 19, 2019 against Celtic. During the first half of the 2019 season he was a fixture in midfield with 17 appearances, scoring one goal and adding five assists in all competitions. He had three assists in five matches of Hearts’ 2019 League Cup run that ended in the semifinal against Rangers.
2021 (Atlanta United): Played in 22 MLS regular season matches, while making 13 starts for Atlanta. He scored one goal (vs. Montreal on Oct. 10) and added three assists to his tally. He created 15 chances, up from six the year before. He also made his first MLS Cup Playoff appearance as a second half sub against NYCFC this year. Concacaf Champions League: Started two of the four CCL matches for Atlanta this season, one each against LD Alajuelense and Philadelphia Union.
2020 (Atlanta United): Started 11 of his 21 appearances across MLS and Concacaf Champions League play. Started eight of his 18 appearances in MLS. Scored one goal on Oct. 14 against Miami. Recorded one assist on Sept. 5 against Orlando. Concacaf Champions League: Made three starts against FC Motagua and Club América.