FOXBOROUGH, Mass. – The New England Revolution selected left-sided player Danleigh Borman from Toronto FC in Stage 1 of the Re-Entry Process this afternoon. The Revs had the second overall selection, and chose the 25-year-old South Africa native with the pick. As Borman is out of contract, MLS will extend a Bona Fide contract offer for him to play for the Revolution. Borman will have the option of accepting or declining the offer.
Borman was one of three players selected in today’s draft. The 2011 Re-Entry Process will conclude next Monday with Stage 2 via conference call. A list of players available in Stage 2 will be released by Major League Soccer later this week.
Borman was originally drafted by the New York Red Bulls in the 2008 Supplemental Draft out of the University of Rhode Island. He played three-plus seasons in New York before being traded to Toronto FC on April 1, 2011, as part of the deal that sent eventual 2011 MLS MVP Dwayne De Rosario to the Red Bulls. After joining TFC, Borman made 22 appearances, including 18 starts, while adding three assists.
In his career, Borman has made 81 appearances in New York and Toronto, split between left midfield and left back, including 53 starts. He has scored four goals and added five assists. He is a former member of South Africa’s youth national program, earning call-ups to the Under-19 team.
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