Monday, August 18, 2008

Revolution adds defender Gabriel Badilla of Costa Rica

FOXBOROUGH, Mass. - The New England Revolution announced today that the club has signed Costa Rican defender Gabriel Badilla (bah-DEE-uh) to a Major League Soccer contract to play for the Revs pending U.S. P-1 Visa approval. He will occupy one of the team's seven available international roster spots. Per MLS and club policies, terms of the deal were not released.

Badilla, 24, comes to the Revolution from Deportivo Saprissa of Costa Rica's Primera División, where he has spent his entire professional career. He made his debut with Saprissa in November 2001 and has appeared in more than 130 matches for the "Monstruo Morado." He has helped Saprissa earn five national championships, including each of the last four. Badilla was also a member of the Saprissa team that earned a third-place finish at the 2005 FIFA Club World Cup in Japan following its 2005 CONCACAF Champions Cup title.

Badilla is also a member of the Costa Rica National Team, with which he has earned 12 caps and competed in the 2006 FIFA World Cup in Germany. In 2001, he also captained Costa Rica's entry at the FIFA Under-17 World Championship. He has been called in by Costa Rica for the team's upcoming 2010 FIFA World Cup qualifying match against El Salvador on Wednesday, Aug. 20, in San Jose, Costa Rica.

Gabriel Badilla Segura
Position: Defender
Height: 5-11
Weight: 165 lbs.
DOB: June 30, 1984
Place of Birth: San Jose, Costa Rica
Hometown: San Jose, Costa Rica
Previous Club: Saprissa (CRC)
Nationality: Costa Rica
Status: International
Jersey Number: 4

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Friday, August 15, 2008

Revolution Completes Allocation Trade with Toronto

Revolution Press Release:
FOXBOROUGH, Mass. – The New England Revolution today announced that the team has received allocation money and the number 13 position in the 2008 allocation table from Toronto FC in exchange for the Revs’ number two position in the 2008 allocation table.

The Revolution had originally acquired its current position in the MLS allocation table on Aug. 5 through a trade with the Columbus Crew that sent forward Pat Noonan to the Crew.

The Revolution is the top team in Major League Soccer with a 10-5-3 (33 pts.) overall record. The team returns to MLS action on Saturday, Aug. 16, when the squad travels cross-country to face the San Jose Earthquakes (4-9-6, 18 pts.) at 10 p.m. ET. TV38 will televise game regionally, while HDNet will carry the game nationally in high definition. The WEEI Radio Network will also carry the game.

Is this a move preceding the oft-rumored signing of Costa Rican Gabriel Badilla?

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Tuesday, July 29, 2008 Noonan back to the Revs?

According to Kyle McCarthy over at, Pat Noonan may be headed back to the Revolution:
Pat Noonan is close to re-signing with the New England Revolution after leaving the team during the off-season, sources close to the deal tell
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Monday, July 14, 2008

Hilgenbrinck retires from soccer; Dube promoted to senior squad

FOXBOROUGH, Mass. - The New England Revolution has announced that defender Chase Hilgenbrinck has decided to leave the club and retire from soccer to enter a Catholic seminary in Maryland to prepare for a new career in the ministry. Additionally, the Revs announced that MLS rookie of the year candidate forward Kheli Dube has been promoted to the team's 18-man senior roster.
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Tuesday, June 3, 2008

Revs sign Chris Tierney, release Spencer Wadsworth

The Revolution today announced that Wellesley, Massachusetts native Chris Tierney has been signed to a developmental contract. The 22-year-old University of Virginia product was drafted by the Revolution in the first round of this year's Supplemental Draft and has played for the Revolution reserves three times this year as a guest player. As a left-footed midfielder, Tierney tallied 11 goals and 16 assists at UVA.

21-year-old Spencer Wadsworth was released to make room for Tierney. The former Duke University forward appeared in all four Revolution reserve matches, tallying one goal.

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Thursday, May 22, 2008

Revs add Germanese and Manzonelli, release Britner

The New England Revolution announced today the signings of Joe Germanese and Brandon Manzonelli to developmental contracts, while Matthew Britner was released to make room on the developmental roster. The 22-year-old Germanese was taken by the Revs in the 2nd round of the Superdraft (27th pick) and spent the last two years playing in the midfield for Duke University after transferring there from Vanderbilt. Prior to signing, Germanese started all three Revolution reserve matches as a guest player. 18-year-old Manzonelli, also a midfielder, has spent the last two years with Spanish club Villareal's U-18 team.

Britner, who signed with the Revs just over a month ago and was picked up in the 3rd round of the Superdraft (41st pick), played in all three Revolution reserve matches as a left back.

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