FOXBOROUGH, Mass. – The New England Revolution have officially signed defender London Woodberry and midfielder Tyler Rudy. Both players have been on trial with the Revs throughout the club’s preseason, playing in all five games that the club has played. Per club and league policy, terms of the deals were not disclosed.
Woodberry, who has played primarily in central defense during the preseason, is entering his third season as a professional, having made his debut in 2013 with FC Dallas. A native of McKinney, Texas, Woodberry signed with FC Dallas as a Homegrown Player in January 2013 after a four-year career at the University of Maryland where he had four goals and four assists in 77 games, helping the Terrapins reach the NCAA Tournament four times. As a senior, Woodberry was a NSCAA Third Team All-American selection, received second-team All-ACC honors and was named to the ACC Championship All-tournament team.
The 23-year-old appeared in eight regular season games for FC Dallas, making three starts before being waived in March 2014. He went on to sign with Arizona United of the USL and played in 24 games for the club last season scoring twice. In addition to his club career, Woodberry was a member of the U.S. Under-18 National Team that won a gold medal at the Australian International Olympic Festival in 2008.
He will be joined on the Revolution roster in 2015 by midfielder Tyler Rudy, who signed with the club after a four-year college career at Georgetown. The 21-year-old had seven goals and 12 assists in 88 appearances for the Hoyas while helping them reach the College Cup Final in 2012. A native of Olney, Maryland, Rudy served as a captain for Georgetown as a senior in 2014, earning Second Team All-BIG EAST honors while also being named a BIG EAST All-Academic selection.