Jacob Bushue MLS Draft Profile

Jacob Bushue MLS Draft Profile

Jacob Bushue, Senior, Midfield, Indiana



Bushue saw immediate playing time with the Hoosiers during his freshman year, playing in all 20 games for Indiana and starting 14 of them. Though he only registered one point in 2010, which was an assist on Will Bruin’s goal against UMass, Bushue helped manage the midfield and provided defensive support for Indiana’s back line throughout the season. Bushue’s efforts earned him Big Ten All-Freshman team honors.

Bushue started all 21 games in 2011, tallying five points (2G, 1A) for the Hoosiers. However, his best output came in 2012 when he recorded one goal and five assists during Indiana’s championship run. Bushue helped lead the Hoosiers to their eighth national title and was a Second Team All-Big Ten selection.

Final Projection:

Bushue is a blue-collar midfielder in the sense he can do a little bit of everything and also possesses a great work ethic. While he can contribute offensively by helping set up teammates, Bushue is notorious for being around the ball regardless of what end it is in. Whether he is pressing opposing defenders, disrupting the build-up of play through the midfield, or trying to help his team transition from offense to defense, Bushue plays a part in all of it. Even though a lot of these things are far from glamorous and might go unnoticed by the casual fan, scouts will likely find value in a player like Bushue.


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