Revolution Waive Defender Samba

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FOXBOROUGH, Mass. – The New England Revolution have waived defender Samba, the club announced Monday.

Samba, 23, joined the Revolution on loan from Sporting Clube de Portugal on Jan. 22, 2016 as a result of the clubs’ strategic partnership. In his first MLS campaign in 2016, Samba appeared in two games, starting one, and totaled one shot on goal in 91 minutes of action. He also started two U.S. Open Cup contests, contributing full shifts in the Round of 16 win at the New York Cosmos on June 29 and the Quarterfinal win over Philadelphia on July 20.

Prior to joining the Revolution, Samba, whose full name is Mamadu Samba Cande, spent five years in the Portuguese Second Division, where he captained Sports Clube de Portugal’s B team from 2013-15. The six-foot-one defender was born in Cascais, Portugal, and has earned two caps with the Guinea-Bissau National Team.