FOXBOROUGH, Mass. – The New England Revolution announced today that the team has signed central defender Otto Loewy to a Major League Soccer contract. A native of Liberia, Loewy is a U.S. permanent resident and will count as a domestic player on the Revs’ roster.
Per MLS and club policies, terms of the deal were not disclosed. Loewy is expected to join the team following the Revs’ return from next week’s trip to Vancouver.
Loewy played four seasons at Winthrop University and earned all-region honors as a senior in 2008. A leg injury suffered in his final collegiate game – against William & Mary in the 2009 NCAA Tournament – prevented him from participating in the 2010 MLS Combine, to which he was invited. Loewy made 80 appearances – 79 starts – and scored five goals and added 11 assists in his career.
“Otto performed well during his trial with us in Georgia,” Revolution Vice President of Player Personnel Michael Burns said. “He’s a strong player and will provide added depth along our backline this season.”
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TRANSACTION: New England Revolution (MLS) – Signed D Otto Loewy
Jersey Number: No. 4
Weight: 170 lbs.
DOB: June 4, 1987 (Monrovia, Liberia)
Hometown: Lawrenceville, Ga.
Nationality: Liberia (U.S. permanent resident)
Status: Senior Roster