Revolution acquire former U.S. youth striker Tony Taylor

The six-foot striker will help provide depth for the Revs during their chase for an Eastern Conference playoff spot

The New England Revolution have acquired former U.S. youth international forward Tony Taylor via a weighted lottery, the club has announced.

Taylor, 25, spent time in Portugal with G.D. Estoril Praia and on loan at Atletico Clube Portugal, playing one season in the first division with Estoril. He spent the 2013-14 season playing in the Cypriot First Division for Omonia Nikosia.

“Tony is a younger player who will come in and add to the competition already on our team,” Revolution general manager Michael Burns said in a release. “He has some speed and is versatile in that he can play up top or out wide on the right. We’ll look forward to get him in as soon as possible and integrated into the team.”

Taylor was member of the U.S. squad that played at the 2009 FIFA U-20 World Cup in Egypt, and was also a part of the Americans' U-23 team which failed to qualify for the 2012 Olympics.