Amid the wheeling, dealing, and intrigue of the MLS SuperDraft, the New England Revolution appear committed to keeping a low profile. With their first pick coming in the second half at 33rd overall, the Revs decided to forego a selection, and instead traded the pick to the Seattle Sounders for "future considerations."
Seattle used the pick to select goalkeeper Tyler Miller out of Northwestern.
It's difficult to determine what those "future considerations" will be. It could be allocation, players, future picks, rights, or anything else really. It certainly makes one wonder what the strategy is for the Revolution this offseason. That said, Brian Bilello tweeted an interesting tidbit on Wednesday regarding roster construction:
Sorry no hints. Overall we still have some work to do but keep in mind we're returning a lot of our senior (top 20) roster from last season.— Brian Bilello (@RevsPrez) January 14, 2015
That speaks to the idea that the Revs consider the meat of the roster to be solidified. Now, logically, you might expect that to involve cheap drafted talent like what might have been available at pick 33. Apparently, this team wants to move in another direction.