Four Players that had Two Stints in New England

Jamie Sabau

With the recent re-signing of Shalrie Joseph, TBM looks back at the players who had two go-around's in New England.

Joe Max-Moore

Moore joined the Revs on July 24, 1996 after allocated player Giuseppe Galderisi didn't live up to expectations. Besides an injury-laden 1997 season in which he only made 11 appearances, Moore was a model of consistency. In his four year with the Revs, he collected 49 goals and 26 assists in 90 appearances.

The US international made the move abroad in 1999 when he joined Everton. Moore had early success in the English Premier League, scoring five goals in his first five games. The hot streak didn't last however, as Moore only collected three more goals in his next 47 appearances. In 2002, Moore suffered a knee injury in a World Cup game against Portugal.

In December 2002, Moore officially left Everton, paving the way for a return to New England. Injuries and age had clearly changed the former MLS All-Star, but he was still able to gather four goals and seven assists in 16 appearances. Those numbers decreased in 2004 as he only played three games, contributing two assists. That season would be his last as Moore decided to retire.

Khano Smith

The Revolution coaching staff was first introduced to Smith during a preseason trip to Bermuda. Impressed by his size and pace, then-coach Stevie Nicol offered the Bermuda international a contract in 2005. Smith's time with the Revs can best be characterized as frustrating as his play alternated between brilliant and puzzling.

Smith took a sabbatical from New England in 2008 when he was selected by the Seattle Sounders in the Expansion Draft. Before ever playing a game, he was sent to the New York Red Bulls for allocation money. Smith made eight appearances for the Red Bulls with his most memorable moment coming on March 28th when he helped force a Revolution own goal. Smith was released in the summer.

After a brief stint with Lincoln City of England's League Two, Smith re-signed with the Revs on March 26, 2010. He would go on to make 16 appearances, including six starts, while offering one assist. After his contract was declined at the end of the season, Smith returned to his homeland to play for the Bermuda Hogges. He is now a member of the Revolution coaching staff.

Steve Ralston

Ralston's first stint with the Revs started in 2002 when the Tampa Bay Mutiny was contracted. The crafty midfielder instantly earned the support of fans as he amassed 19 assists during his first year, a number that topped the league. Over the course of eight seasons, Ralston established himself as a vital member of the Revs by forming a dangerous partnership with Taylor Twellman, helping the team to four MLS Cup appearances and serving as team captain.

In 2010, Ralston signed with the newly created AC St. Louis of the NASL. Functioning as a player-coach, the move was meant to be homecoming for Ralston, but he hardly had time to recover from the ACL injury he sustained during the previous season before he was on the move again. After two games with St. Louis, Ralston reunited with the Revs.

Ralston made his re-debut during a friendly with Brazilian team Cruzeiro. Minutes after entering as a 72nd minute substitute, the club legend was forced to leave with a dislocated left elbow. That was the last time Ralston would don the Revolution jersey as he soon announced that he would be retiring to join the Houston Dynamo coaching staff.

Andy Dorman

Dorman was drafted by the Revs in 2004. The Boston University product made 20 appearances in rookie season, mostly as an attacking option off the bench. His role would increase, however, as he played no less than 30 games during the next three seasons. In 2006 Dorman had six goals and a team-leading 10 assists and in 2007 he collected seven goals and two assists.

At the conclusion of the 2007 season, Dorman signed with St. Mirren of the Scottish Premier League. Dorman gained notoriety during the 2008-09 season when he made 36 appearances while scoring 10 goals and adding four assists. Though he was unable to replicate that form the next year, the Welsh international still garnered attention from other clubs. Dorman was signed by Championship side Crystal Palace in August 2010 and was later loaned to the Bristol Rovers of League Two.

In 2013, Dorman made his return to the United States by re-joining the Revolution. Dorman was largely a bench player for the bulk of the year before emerging as a late season hero. Dorman's tough tackles and well-timed runs were an essential part of the New England's push for the playoffs. Relegated to the bench at the beginning of the 2014 campaign, Dorman has once again usurped the defensive midfield position.

Other players that had two stints with the Revs: Shaker Asad, Daniel Hernandez, and Brad Knighton.

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