Revs' Reis placed on disabled list

Club inks backup Murray as veteran continues rehab from surgeries

The New England Revolution placed Matt Reis on the disabled list on Friday as the goalkeeper continues his recovery from surgeries on his left shoulder and left knee.

The 35-year-old keeper has yet to play for the Revs this season, and with fill-in Preston Burpo listed as probable with a concussion for Saturday's match against FC Dallas, the club wanted  to add another netminder as a contingency plan.

Moving Reis to the DL cleared up a roster space for New England to sign 22-year-old former Providence College goalkeeper Tim Murray. The native of Haverhill, Mass., will be third on the depth chart against Dallas, behind Burpo and second-year keeper Bobby Shuttleworth.

Murray has been training with the club
since early March. He was the starter at Providence College, finishing
his career with a 1.01 goals against average in 60 starts. He posted 27
shutouts.

Reis had surgery in December to repair a torn left labrum and rotator cuff, then another procedure in February on a tendon in his left quadriceps. His target date is still set for mid-May, but his move to the DL means he will miss the next six games.