How Acquired: Drafted by the Revolution in the second round (31st overall) of the 2010 MLS SuperDraft
An attacking combination midfielder/forward with a nose for goal … uses his size to good effect and is a physical presence either in midfield or up top … more comfortable on the left side of midfield, but is effective as a right-sided midfielder and as an option at right back … useful on set pieces, including both shooting on goal and serving balls from the flanks or corners … has tremendous energy … has gained a reputation for his steadfast work ethic, both on and off the field … volunteers his time as an intern/research assistant at Children’s Hospital Boston in the lab of Marsha A. Moses, PhD, one of the preeminent cancer researchers in the country … named MLS W.O.R.K.S. Humanitarian of the Month for June 2011 for his work with Children’s Hospital Boston and later earned the 2011 MLS W.O.R.K.S. Humanitarian of the Year honor.
2011: MLS W.O.R.K.S. Humanitarian of the Year and 2011 Revolution Co-Humanitarian of the Year. Made 20 regular-season appearances, including 16 starts: eight starts along the forward line, two in the central midfield and six on the right wing. Scored one goal and one assist. Recorded his first career assist on Rajko Lekic’s game-winning goal in the 83rd minute against Kansas City (April 23). Scored his first goal of the season at New York (June 10). Missed the Chicago match (June 18) with a right MCL sprain, but returned as a substitute at Seattle (June 26). Started in the friendly against Manchester United (July 13). Made four starts in MLS Reserve League play, seeing time at three positions: started at right back at Toronto (June 21) and against Toronto (Sept. 2), at right wing at Philadelphia (Sept. 8) and left back against Columbus (Oct. 16).
2010: Made nine appearances - including four starts – but missed the entire second half of the season after suffering a concussion in training in late June. Scored two goals, both coming in his first-career start on May 8 at Columbus. Made his MLS debut in the season opener against the LA Galaxy (March 27), making substitute appearances at right midfield in the first two games. Sat out against Colorado (April 24) with right knee and ankle sprains and later missed the final 17 MLS matches with a concussion. Missed all five SuperLiga matches with the concussion, as well.
COLLEGE: Played two seasons at the University of South Florida after spending his freshman year at West Virginia and his sophomore year at Central Florida … sat out a mandatory year in 2007 because of his transfer from UCF to USF … scored a total of 18 goals and recorded eight assists during his collegiate career, including nine goals and six assists in 44 appearances with South Florida … played a crucial role in guiding the Bulls to their first-ever BIG EAST championship in 2008, when he finished as the team’s second-leading scorer with five goals and five assists and earned BIG EAST All-Tournament Team honors … in 2009, he helped the Bulls to the second round of the NCAA Tournament, where they fell to the top-seeded and eventual national runner-up, Akron … a Rhodes Scholar candidate, he was honored for his academic excellence with numerous awards, including the 2009 Lowe’s Senior CLASS Award for men’s soccer.
PERSONAL: Son of Joseph and Rochelle Boggs … has one sister, Tori (18), who is a two-time world rope-skipping champion and holds the distinction of being the fastest jump-roper on the planet with a world-record speed of 984 jumps in three minutes … graduated early from USF with a degree in biomedical sciences in May 2009, while he is currently working toward his graduate degree in economics and marketing … off the field he enjoys competitive jump-roping, while he is also heavily involved in volunteering and was honored with the 2010 Coach Wooden Citizenship Cup Award, beating out University of Texas quarterback Colt McCoy, among others … was a finalist for the 2010 Sullivan Award as the nation’s top amateur athlete … lists his most memorable soccer moment as scoring the game-winning goal from the center circle in the last minute of the U-14 West Virginia Governors Cup … favorite soccer team is Manchester United and his favorite players are Paul Scholes and Ryan Giggs … enjoys comedy movies.