I've become obsessed with learning how to efficiently manage all aspects of the human experience. I try to live each day with genuine intentionality and sincere curiosity, attempting to fully understand what unique qualities, skills, and habits can help myself and others minimize their suffering and maximize the fullness of their lives.

Along with playing the beautiful game, my passion lies in trying to pass along the lessons I've learned in order to inspire others to become the best versions of themselves.

Instead of solely focusing on striving for career success and external accomplishments, I created BTB to invite individuals on a journey within. One focused on self-discovery, elevation, and optimization, in order to exploit the limitations, doubts and fears holding you back from becoming who you know you were meant to be.

More than just a footballer. I'm a dreamer, a doer and a thinker. I write, I read, I create, And I podcast. Good books, journals and coffee are what life's all about.

i'm chris.

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Behind the Scenes with Chris Mueller


During his four seasons as a Badger, Mueller started 55 matches for the Cardinal and White totaling 22 goals and 35 assists. He was named the 2017 Big Ten Offensive Player of the Year, 2017 All-Big Ten First Team and 2017 Midwest All-Region First Team his senior year. He achieved the stellar honor of being the first two time All American in the history of the Wisconsin Soccer Program. Mueller describes playing for the University of Wisconsin-Madison as an unforgettable experience that helped shape him as a man and a player. 

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Wisconsin's magical run in the 2017 Big Ten Men's Soccer Championship had a storybook ending on a Sunday afternoon against No. 2-seeded Indiana as the Badgers claimed their first-ever outright Big Ten tournament title on penalty kicks. A huge goal Chris Mueller and his team had been working towards for 4 entire seasons leading up to the victory. 

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Senior Chris Mueller was selected at the 2018 MLS SuperDraft as No. 6 by Orlando City SC. Starting 21 games for the Badgers this past season, Mueller led the nation in both assists (20) and assists-per-game (.95). An NCAA record that before, stood for over 30 years. Mueller assembled quite the list of honors over his four-year career with the Wisconsin men's soccer team. He's a two-time All-American, two-time All-Region honoree and a two-time All-Big Ten First Team member.

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2020 saw Mueller come into his own. “Cash” broke out with three goals in the first two games of the MLS is Back tournament and never looked back, finishing with 11 goals and seven assists in just 1,477 regular-season minutes. Mueller was second in MLS in goals and assists per 90 minutes and, with Nani, formed one of the most lethal winger tandems in the league. 

Mueller left Orlando as a free agent after the 2021 season, finishing his Orlando City career with 22 goals and 24 assists in a club-record 126 appearances in all competitions.

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He did it the more traditional, American way. The Schaumburg, Ill. native who was drafted by Orlando City SC in 2018, and became a vital link to the team's success in his third MLS season. The 24-year-old winger stood out with a superb 2020 campaign and was called into the USMNT for the team’s year-end friendly.

He earned his first cap on the national team and led the charge scoring twice, assisting on another goal as the United States scored five goals over the first 27 minutes of the match. Mueller was named the Man of the Match after having never appeared on any level for the U.S. national team prior to that  camp.

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in 2021, Chris Mueller added "published author" to his resume.

The Orlando City SC and US men’s national team attacker announced that his book, “Bet On Yourself,” would be officially released on July 4, 2021.

Mueller previously started a book club, where he shared books that had changed his perspective and added in his own advice about life. Aside from challenging himself on the field, he’s dedicated to improving his mentality and mindset through the written word.

“My goal is to inspire you to tune out the noise, rise to the occasion and Bet On Yourself,” Mueller wrote on Twitter.

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On July 22, 2021, Scottish Premiership side Hibernian announced they had signed Mueller on a free transfer agreement, which would see him join the club on January 1, 2022.

On January 20, 2022, Mueller made his debut for Hibernian in the side's 1–0 win over Cove Rangers in the Scottish Cup. On February 13, 2022, He scored his first goal for the club in a 3–1 win over Arbroath F.C. in the Scottish Cup. He took his ambitions as a child to play overseas and made them a reality.

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Chicago Fire FC announced on May 5, 2022 that the Club had acquired Chicagoland native and winger Chris Mueller on a free transfer from Scottish Premier League club, Hibernian F.C.

A product of Sockers FC Chicago, Mueller came to the Fire with 141 professional appearances across all competitions in MLS and the Scottish Premier League. The winger originally began his professional career five years ago upon being selected by Orlando City as the sixth overall pick in the 2018 MLS SuperDraft.

Back playing for his hometown, Chris plans on bringing that success back to the city that raised him.

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