“We’re looking at a couple different positions. We want to get speed as well, a forward or a wide player, so we can open teams up more. We have technical ability and now we want to expose teams’ back line.”
Heaps would not reveal the plans for goalkeeper Matt Reis, the team’s longest-serving current player. Reis, who joined the Revolution in 2003, has made 27 starts and needs one more for his contract to be guaranteed next year, according to a team source.
“I don’t like to talk about players’ contracts, it’s not my department,” Heaps said. “For me, it’s about bringing back players we want and going forward — the contract sorts itself out, so to speak.”
Backup Bobby Shuttleworth has started the three Revolution games since the team’s playoff chances ended.
“We know Matt Reis, we’ve seen him for a while, and he’s a hell of a goalkeeper,” Heaps said. “We haven’t seen enough of Bobby. For me to assess the team and what do we need — we’re putting together a complete dossier on all the players we have and players we want to bring in. And we need to know what we have here, first and foremost.”
The Revolution have two games remaining, at home against Chicago Oct. 20 and at Montreal Oct. 27.
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