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Revolution to hold auditions for new 'Rev girls'

Posted by Zuri Berry, Boston.com Staff January 29, 2013 06:37 AM

The New England Revolution will hold public tryouts for new members of its promotional team, the "Rev girls."

NESN's Jenny Dell, Hot 96.9-FM's Pebbles, local boxer Danny O'Connor, and Revolution defender Kevin Alston will serve as celebrity judges for the event, which is on Thursday at 9 p.m. at GameOn! Boston.

Ten women will compete for four spots. They will be tested on their knowledge of the Revolution, a question and answer session, and fan interaction.

Hot 96.9's Melissa will serve as master of ceremonies.

Local talent selected in MLS SuperDraft

Posted by Staff January 17, 2013 03:43 PM

Several local players were selected in Thursday's Major League Soccer SuperDraft, including Charlie Rugg of Boston College, who was picked 19th overall by the Los Angeles Galaxy.

Rugg, a native of Roslindale, attended The Rivers School in Weston before becoming a standout for BC. The forward ranks fifth in program history in goals (28) and points (74).

Rugg's teammate at BC, midfielder Kyle Bekker, went third overall to Toronto FC. Bekker, a native of Ontario, is second all time in assists at BC with 22.

Taken one spot ahead of Bekker was UConn's Carlos Alvarez, by Chivas USA. Alvarez, from Los Angeles, was voted playmaker and Big East midfielder of the year in 2012. He totaled seven goals and nine assists as a senior as the Huskies reached the NCAA quarterfinals.

Forward Don Anding became the first Northeastern player to be picked in the SuperDraft, going 26th overall to the Philadelphia Union. Brown defender Dylan Remick went 35th to Seattle Sounders FC.

Watch: Andrew Farrell interview

Posted by Matt Pepin, Boston.com Staff January 17, 2013 03:07 PM

Watch an interview with Andrew Farrell after he was chosen No. in the MLS SuperDraft on Thursday by the New England Revolution.

Revolution select Andrew Farrell first overall in 2013 MLS SuperDraft

Posted by Staff January 17, 2013 12:33 PM

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The Revolution have selected defenseman Andrew Farrell from the University of Louisville with the first overall pick in the 2013 MLS SuperDraft.

The pick marks the first time in which the club has drafted this high in the 18-year history of the event.

The team acquired the pick in a trade with Toronto, swapping the fourth overall selection and allocation money.

In 2002, the Revolution had the second overall pick, selecting Taylor Twellman, who became the club's all-time leading scorer.

Farrell was the 2012 Big East defensive player of the year and a first-team NCAA All-American. He anchored the Cardinals' defense, which allowed just 0.62 goals per game in league play and has been the consensus No. 1 all year long heading into the draft.

The Revolution were 9-17-8 in the 2012 season and are in need of an impact player.

“We’re very pleased to add Andrew to the Revolution,” General Manager Michael Burns said. “We believe he is the best player available in this draft class and proactively made the deal with Toronto to move up the draft order so we could ensure he was available when we picked.

"We’re looking forward to getting him into camp with us and getting him acclimated to the Revolution," Burns said. "We believe he has a very bright future with our club and in this league."

A versatile player, Farrell could play center back or right back.

“I’m excited,” Farrell said. “I couldn’t stay away from the mock drafts. Obviously I want to be the first guy off the board, and New England is a great organization.

“Wherever the coaches want to play me it’s their call, I don’t have any preferences,” Farrell said. “I can bring speed on the outside, depth within the center and outside back positions.”

The first team All-American is relatively unfazed by the added pressure of being a first overall selection.

“There’s pressure for everybody,” Farrell said. “A new season starts and everybody has to get ready to play.”

Farrell thinks it's exciting that the coaching staff believes he could potentially keep up with the veterans on the team and make an impact right away.

“Obviously everybody can learn something and I’m looking forward to meeting the guys and seeing what I can learn from them."

New England Revolution trade for No. 1 pick in MLS draft

Posted by Matt Pepin, Boston.com Staff January 16, 2013 05:56 PM
The New England Revolution will have the the top pick in Thursday's Major League Soccer SuperDraft following a trade with Toronto FC on Wednesday, the team announced.

The Revolution have never before possessed the top pick in the draft. New England sent the fourth overall pick and allocation money to Toronto.

The Revolution's previous highest pick was in 2002, when it selected Taylor Twellman No. 2 overdraft.

The SuperDraft begins Thursday at noon.

About Corner Kicks: Julian Cardillo offers analysis and insight about the New England Revolution as well as European and international soccer.

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