FOXBOROUGH, Mass. – The New England Revolution selected three players in Wednesday’s 2023 MLS SuperDraft presented by adidas. The Revolution acquired the No. 4 overall selection from the San Jose Earthquakes and selected University of Maryland midfielder Joshua Bolma in Round One, followed by Boston College defender Victor Souza (39th overall) in Round Two and University of Virginia defender Andreas Ueland (68th overall) in Round Three. In exchange for the No. 4 overall selection, New England sent the No. 10 overall pick, $200,000 in 2023 GAM (General Allocation Money), and $50,000 in 2024 GAM to San Jose.
Bolma, 20, was named Big Ten Freshman of the Year in 2021 and earned selections to the All-Big Ten First Team and Big Ten All-Freshman team after recording four goals and four assists in 18 appearances during his first collegiate season. As a redshirt sophomore in 2022, Bolma became the fourth Maryland player in program history to earn a second All-Big Ten First Team selection behind two goals and eight assists over 20 appearances. Bolma, who was signed to the Generation adidas Class of 2023, helped lead the Terrapins to a 2022 Big Ten regular season title and a second straight NCAA Tournament bid. The midfielder grew up in Accra, Ghana and attended South Kent High School in South Kent, Conn., where Bolma helped guide the Cardinals to a 63-3-5 record and a National Championship during his four-year tenure.
Souza, 21, finished his four-year collegiate career at nearby Boston College with 48 appearances, all starts, and over 4,000 minutes played. Named to the All-ACC Third Team in each of the last two seasons, the Ozone Park, N.Y. native was invited to the MLS College Showcase in Cary, N.C. earlier this month. Souza leapt onto the scene during his first year with at Chestnut Hill in 2019, playing every minute for the Eagles and earning ACC All-Freshman Team honors.
Ueland, 23, played four seasons at the University of Virginia, amassing over 6,700 minutes played across 73 appearances, all starts, and finishing with eight goals scored and three assists. The 2022 ACC Defensive Player of the Year was named to the All-ACC First Team this past season after helping the Cavaliers to eight clean sheets and a 1.05 goals against average. Ueland, who also earned two selections to the All-ACC Third Team in 2019 and 2020, has been capped by the Norway U-17, U-18, and U-20 sides after developing for 12 years and earning professional experience with his hometown club, Bryne FK.
TRANSACTIONS: New England Revolution received the No. 4 overall selection in the 2023 MLS SuperDraft from the San Jose Earthquakes in exchange for the No. 10 overall selection, $200,000 in 2023 GAM (General Allocation Money), and $50,000 in 2024 GAM.
New England Revolution select midfielder Joshua Bolma (1st round; 4th overall), defender Victor Souza (2nd round; 39th overall), and defender Andreas Ueland (3rd round; 68th overall) in the 2023 MLS SuperDraft on December 21, 2022.
Hometown: Accra, Ghana
Date of Birth: 04/10/2002 (Accra, Ghana)
How Acquired: Drafted 4th overall in 2023 MLS SuperDraft.
BOLMA AT A GLANCE:
- Finished collegiate career with six goals and 12 assists in 38 career appearances.
- Became the fourth player in program history to earn two selections to the All-Big Ten First Team.
- Set a career high with eight assists in 2022 as a redshirt sophomore, along with two goals.
- Named Big Ten Freshman of the Year in 2021 after recording four goals and four assists in 18 appearances during his first collegiate season.
Hometown: Ozone Park, N.Y.
Date of Birth: 04/06/2001 (Ozone Park, N.Y.)
Nationality: United States
How Acquired: Drafted 39th overall in 2023 MLS SuperDraft.
SOUZA AT A GLANCE:
- Finished collegiate career with 48 appearances, all starts, and nearly 4,400 minutes played.
- Earned two selections to the All-ACC Third Team as well as ACC All-Freshman Team honors in 2019.
- Finished freshman season in 2019 as one of two players on the roster to play every minute during the season.
- Invited to the 2023 MLS College Showcase in Cary, N.C.
- Registered first collegiate assist on Aug. 25, 2022 in a season-opening victory against Quinnipiac.
Pronunciation: AN-dray-us YOU-land
Hometown: Bryne, Norway
Date of Birth: 08/19/1999 (Bryne, Norway)
How Acquired: Drafted 68th overall in 2023 MLS SuperDraft.
UELAND AT A GLANCE:
- Amassed over 6,700 minutes across 73 appearances, all starts, and finished with eight goals and three assists.
- Named 2022 ACC Defensive Player of the Year after helping the Cavaliers to eight clean sheet and a 1.05 goals against average.
- Selected once to the All-ACC First Team (2022) and twice to the All-ACC Third Team (2019 & 2020).
- Capped by the Norway U-17, U-18, and U-20 sides.
- Made 60 professional appearances for his hometown club, Bryne FK, after developing in the club’s academy for 12 years.