Published: January 4, 2012
Report: Billy Schuler signs with Hammarby IF
According to media outlet Footballsexpressen.se, UNC midfielder Billy Schuler is set to sign with Swedish club Hammarby IF following a physical this week.
Schuler finished his college career with 29 goals and 15 assists in 73 games at Chapel Hill. In his final season, he notched a career best eight game-winners while leading the Tar Heels to their first national championship in ten years.
The midfielder is ranked as the second best professional prospect for underclassmen according to Joe's Big Board
. He also finished the season as the fourth best player among all non-freshmen on TopDrawerSoccer.com's Top 100
Hammarby holds notoriety for American fans as the first professional club for U.S. international Charlie Davies and is currently coached by former Galaxy defender Gregg Berhalter.
Schuler would join ex-Chicago Fire midfielder (and Sockers FC youth player) Baggio Husidic as the other former American college player on the roster.
Hammarby plays in the Superettan, which is the second flight in Sweden, after being relegated in 2010. The 2012 Swedish season begins in February.