FOXBOROUGH, Mass. – The New England Revolution announced today that the club has acquired forward Femi Hollinger-Janzen from Minnesota United FC in exchange for goalkeeper Bobby Shuttleworth.
Hollinger-Janzen, 23, made a significant impact in his rookie campaign with New England. As a third-round selection (51st overall) in the 2016 MLS SuperDraft, he made 19 appearances, including one start, and registered two goals with one assist. Femi was one of only three players selected in the third round or later of the 2016 SuperDraft to make a regular season appearance. The former Indiana University star ranked second on the club with 18 substitute appearances in 2016, and was named the Santander Man of the Month for May after scoring twice, including a game-winning goal against Seattle on May 28, and adding one assist.
Hollinger-Janzen, who also goes simply by Femi, was selected by Minnesota United FC with the 10th overall selection in the 2017 MLS Expansion Draft. He spent the beginning of the 2017 preseason in training with Minnesota and will re-join the Revolution for the conclusion of the club’s preseason training in Tucson, Ariz.
Shuttleworth, 29, spent eight seasons with the Revolution from 2009-2016 and totaled 127 appearances, 124 starts, 34 shutouts, 344 saves, and a 46-53-28 regular season record with New England. The Tonawanda, N.Y. native anchored the Revolution during its run to the 2014 MLS Cup, a season in which he tied a club record with 16 wins, and also totaled six postseason starts during the 2014 and 2015 campaigns.
“The entire New England Revolution organization thanks Bobby for his years of service. We wish him well in the next phase of his career with Minnesota,” said Revolution General Manager Michael Burns. “We are pleased to have Femi back on the roster for the 2017 season and look forward to welcoming him back to the club.”
TRANSACTION: New England Revolution acquire forward Femi Hollinger-Janzen from Minnesota United FC in exchange for goalkeeper Bobby Shuttleworth on Feb. 15, 2017.
Name: Oluwafemi “Femi” Hollinger-Janzen
Pronunciation: ah-loo-uh-FEM-ee “FEM-ee” HOLL-in-gurr JAN-zen
Hometown: Goshen, Indiana
Date of Birth: Dec. 14, 1993 (Cotonou, Benin)
Nationality: United States
Last Club: Minnesota United FC