Revolution sign Andrew Farrell, club's all-time appearance leader, to contract extension


FOXBOROUGH, Mass. – The New England Revolution have signed defender Andrew Farrell to a one-year contract extension using Targeted Allocation Money for the 2023 MLS season, with two additional option years for 2024 and 2025. Farrell, the Revolution’s all-time leader in games played, starts, and minutes played, is set to begin his 11th MLS season in 2023, all with New England. 

“Andrew Farrell is an important player in our team and has represented the Revolution with the utmost class throughout his decade with the club,” Revolution Sporting Director and Head Coach Bruce Arena said. “Andrew’s durability on the field and leadership in the locker room will continue to benefit our team. We are happy to reward Andrew with this new contract.”  

Farrell begins the 2023 campaign as one of the league’s top ironmen with the most regular season appearances (304), starts (301), and minutes played (26,792) in MLS since he joined New England as the first-overall pick in the 2013 MLS SuperDraft. The Louisville, Ky. native has been voted the Revolution Defender of the Year five times by local media, including back-to-back honors in 2021 and 2022. Farrell, who has never missed more than five games in a season over his 10-year MLS career, has also amassed 13 MLS Cup Playoff starts with New England.

The Revolution are back in action at the Training Center in Foxborough with the 2023 MLS preseason now underway. New England will travel to Florida on January 29, where the team will play five preseason exhibitions against MLS opponents. New England then begins the 2023 MLS Regular Season on Saturday, Feb. 25 at Charlotte FC (7:30 p.m. ET), before the home opener at Gillette Stadium on Saturday, March 4 vs. Houston Dynamo FC (7:30 p.m. ET). Every Revolution, MLS, and Leagues Cup match airs on MLS Season Pass – all in one place, with no blackouts. 

MLS Season Pass: MLS Season Pass will launch on February 1, 2023 – introducing an unprecedented subscription service to fans that features every live MLS and Leagues Cup match, as well as hundreds of MLS NEXT Pro and MLS NEXT games. MLS Season Pass will be available on billions of devices through the Apple TV app Apple TV app on Apple devices, smart TVs, streaming devices, set-top boxes, and game consoles, and on the web at

Starting February 1, fans can subscribe to MLS Season Pass on the Apple TV app for $14.99 per month during the season or $99 per season, and Apple TV+ subscribers can sign up at a special price of $12.99 per month and $79 per season. As an exclusive benefit of their full-season membership, New England Revolution Season Members will receive one MLS Season Pass subscription with each account. Visit or call 1-877-GET-REVS to learn more about becoming a Season Member.

TRANSACTION: New England Revolution re-sign defender Andrew Farrell for the 2023 MLS season using Targeted Allocation Money (TAM), with two additional option years for 2024 and 2025, on Jan. 13, 2023. 

Andrew Farrell at a Glance:

  • Leads MLS in minutes played, appearances, and starts since entering MLS as the first-overall pick in the 2013 MLS SuperDraft. 
  • The Revolution’s all-time leaders in starts, games, and minutes across all competitions. 
  • Voted the club’s Defender of the Year five times by local media, including four of the last five seasons (2015, 2018, 2019, 2021, and 2022). 
  • Owns 13 MLS Cup Playoff appearances, all starts. 
  • New England’s 2018 Humanitarian of the Year for his notable work with Special Olympics Massachusetts, among other causes. 

Pronunciation: FAIR-ull
Position: Defender
Height: 5-11
Weight: 185
Hometown: Louisville, Ky.         
Date of Birth: 04/02/1992 (Louisville, Ky.)
Nationality: United States 
How Acquired: No. 1 pick in the 2013 MLS SuperDraft; Re-signed in January 2023.