Revs sign three 2011 draft selections
FOXBOROUGH, Mass. – The New England Revolution has signed three of the club’s 2011 draft selections, inking deals with forward/midfielder Ryan Kinne, forward Alan Koger and midfielder Andrew Sousa. Kinne and Koger were 2011 MLS SuperDraft picks, while Sousa was one of the team’s selections in the 2011 Supplemental Draft. Per Major League Soccer and team policies, terms of the deals were not released.
“We believe we’ve added three players in Ryan, Alan and Andrew who will have promising careers,” Revolution Vice President of Player Personnel Michael Burns said. “They put in a great effort during preseason to earn roster spots and all three are will provide us depth in the attack.”
Kinne, 21, was a NSCAA All-American, Hermann Trophy semifinalist and Northeast Conference player of the year in both his junior and senior seasons at Monmouth. In 77 career games, he scored 35 goals, including 12 as a senior in 2010. He also added 21 assists, including six as a senior. The Revolution selected Kinne in the third round (42nd overall) in the 2011 MLS SuperDraft.
Koger, 23, was an all-region selection following his senior season at William & Mary after scoring 10 goals in 22 matches. He scored a total of 29 goals in his four-year career for the Tribe after redshirting his freshman season. As a senior, he helped push William & Mary to a No. 9 ranking during the season and a berth in the NCAA Tournament third round. The Revs picked Koger in the third round (54th overall) in the 2011 MLS SuperDraft
Sousa, 21, scored seven goals and added six assists in three seasons at Providence after playing one season at Limestone College (S.C.). The Fall River, Mass., native posted career best totals of four goals and two assists in 2010 as senior, appearing in 18 games. He played his high school soccer at B.M.C. Durfee High School. New England selected Sousa in the third round (42nd overall) in the 2011 MLS Supplemental Draft.
The Revolution is in the Atlanta area for an 11-day training trip through Sunday, March 13. The team will play three matches against MLS opponents during the trip, including two matches against the Columbus Crew and one against the Houston Dynamo. For up-to-the-minute information on the Revolution, visit the team’s official web site at revolutionsoccer.net, or follow the team on Twitter at @NERevolution, or on Facebook at facebook.com/NERevolution.
Four-game mini-plans are on sale now for the 2011 season, and start at $68. The four-game plans include tickets to the home opener against D.C. United on Saturday, March 26, and three additional stand-alone games, a 2011 Revolution calendar and a choice of one of four exclusive gifts. Season tickets for the 2011 New England Revolution season are also on sale – including packages for the newly-opened West Side seats – and start at $234 for 18-game packages. Call 1-877-GET-REVS or visit revolutionsoccer.net for more information about these plans or any other ticket option.
Jersey Number: No. 35
D.O.B.: August 31, 1989 (Waterbury, Conn.)
Hometown: Naugatuck, Connecticut
Youth Club: South Central Premier/New York Red Bulls U-23
How Acquired: Selected in the third round (42nd overall) in the 2011 MLS SuperDraft
Jersey Number: No. 12
D.O.B.: Sept. 25, 1987 (Bossier City, La.)
Hometown: Spencer, Va.
College: William & Mary
Youth Club: Greensboro Soccer Club
How Acquired: Selected in the third round (54th overall) in the 2011 MLS SuperDraft
Jersey Number: No. 23
D.O.B.: Sept. 26, 1989 (Fall River, Mass.)
Hometown: Fall River, Mass.
Youth Club: Bayside FC
How Acquired: Selected in the third round (42nd overall) in the 2011 MLS Supplemental Draft