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Stephen McCarthy on Trial in Finland

Former Revolution defender Stephen McCarthy is looking for a team in Europe.

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Europe appears to be a popular destination for former New England Revolution players.

Defender Stephen McCarthy will reportedly begin a trial with Finnish side Kuopion Palloseura, or KuPS. If he signs with the team, he would join Saer Sene and Geoffrey Castillion as former Revolution players that have moved to Europe.

McCarthy was drafted by the Revolution in 2011 after stints at Santa Clara University (2006-09) and the University of North Carolina (2010). A defensive midfielder by trade, McCarthy was moved to the back line soon after Jay Heaps became head coach. His most successful season came in 2012 when he made a career-high 28 appearances, logging 2,308 minutes at center back. That year McCarthy was named the team's Best Defender by local media.

McCarthy only made one regular-season appearance with the Revolution in 2014, going 90 minutes in a 2-0 loss against FC Dallas. At the end of the season, McCarthy was not extended a bona fide offer. He subsequently went unselected in the Re-Entry Draft.

The 26-year-old is expected to begin his trial with KuPS on Thursday.