By the Numbers: Wright picks his first pro number, Kamara switches to an old favorite

Kei Kamara preseason 2017

FOXBOROUGH, Mass. – A rookie chose his first professional number and a veteran changed to a new one as the New England Revolution kicked off preseason camp on Tuesday morning.

Brian Wright, the Revolution’s first-round SuperDraft pick (20th overall) out of the University of Vermont, will wear No. 7 with the Revs. It’s the number he wore throughout his time with the Catamounts, left vacant in New England when Gershon Koffie signed with Swedish side Hammarby this offseason.

Meanwhile, Kei Kamara has shed the No. 13 that he wore during his first half-season in Foxborough, switching to the No. 23 jersey that he donned previously in both Columbus and Kansas City. When Kamara arrived last May, the No. 23 was worn by Jose Goncalves.