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Mulrooney played four years of college soccer at Creighton University, where he recorded 51 assists from 1995 to 1998. While there, he helped lead the team to the NCAA Final Four in 1996, and was named an NCAA All-American as a senior.
Upon graduating, Mulrooney was drafted third overall in the 1999 MLS College Draft by the San Jose Clash. Mulrooney immediately earned himself a place in the Clash's starting lineup, starting 25 games while scoring one goal and 3 assists as a rookie. Mulrooney has since established himself as one of the most important players on the team, playing in 163 games and adding 44 assists while orchestrating the team's offense (both numbers are club records). He left the Quakes before the 2005 season, traded to Dallas in a large deal that included Arturo Alvarez and Brad Davis.
Despite his success in MLS, Mulrooney has struggled to earn time for the US national team, as Claudio Reyna, John O'Brien, and Chris Armas play his position. Mulrooney earned his first cap on December 9, 2001 as a substitute against South Korea. Since then, he has played a total of 14 games, but has not played a major role with the team.
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