For the New England Revolution, the Waiver Draft usually comes and goes without any activity aside from a typical "pass". This year, however, was different. With the 12th overall pick the Revs selected midfielder Paolo DelPiccolo. DelPiccolo played at the University of Louisville with Andrew Farrell and was highly rated coming into the 2013 MLS Super Draft.
Although he was originally drafted in the second round by the Montreal Impact, DelPiccolo opted to try his hand overseas in Germany with Eintracht Frankfurt II. Despite the ambitious move abroad, the midfielder did not get much of an opportunity with the German side and ultimately returned to MLS and the Montreal Impact in July. With the Impact, he never made any regular season appearances but did play in a couple reserve games scoring 2 goals.
DelPiccolo also represented the United States at the youth level in both U-18 and U-20 competitions.
As previously mentioned, DelPiccolo was rated highly coming out of college last winter and had it not been known that he wanted to go to Europe, he most likely would have been drafted higher, potentially even in the first round.
The addition gives Jay Heaps another option in the midfield where DelPiccolo can play as either an attacker or in the lone defensive spot in the Revs' preferred 4-1-4-1/4-3-3 system.
TRANSACTION: New England Revolution (MLS) – Selected M Paolo DelPiccolo in MLS Waiver Draft.
Pronunciation: del PIK-uh-loh
Date of Birth: May 28, 1991 (Wheat Ridge, Colo.)
Hometown: Wheat Ridge, Colo.
Weight: 165 lbs.
Previous Club: Montreal Impact (MLS)
Youth Club: Colorado Rush AS Monaco
Status: Senior Roster
Jersey Number: TBA