It’s been a busy month for MLS transactions, evidenced by today’s trade between the Revs and Wizards.The New England Revolution traded a natural third-round selection in the 2010 MLS SuperDraft for an international roster spot on Tuesday.
“Obtaining an additional international roster spot gives us the roster freedom to sign an international player,” Revolution Vice President of Player Personnel Michael Burns said. “This move gives us more leeway to sign a player now.”
The Revolution now has eight international roster slots. The team entered the 2009 season with seven spots after trading one to Toronto FC in June 2009 in exchange for midfielder Pat Phelan. New England currently has seven international players on the roster: Stephane Assengue (Cameroon), Gabriel Badilla (Costa Rica), Mauricio Castro (Honduras), Kheli Dube (Zimbabwe), Kenny Mansally (Gambia), Sainey Nyassi (Gambia) and Emmanuel Osei (Ghana).
Next up for the struggling Revs is a trip to Los Angeles to face the Galaxy on Saturday, July 4th. They currently lie in sixth place in the Eastern Conference with 16 points from a league-low 12 matches.
Shane Evans, Goal.com
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