While the MLS SuperDraft dominated discussion last night in Philadelphia, the league also took the opportunity to hand out its yearly Club and Executive Awards. The New England Revolution were among the clubs honored, receiving recognition for both training staff and ticket accounts staff.
The club won Athletic Training Staff of the Year for 2015, a well-deserved honor for a hard-working staff consisting of Head Athletic Trainer Evan Allen, Assistant Athletic Trainer Phil Madore, and Massage Therapist Glenn O'Connor. A staff of club doctors and other therapists also collaborated to keep the team in good health throughout 2014 and the playoffs.
"I am very proud of the hard work of entire staff this year and thrilled the league has recognized our training staff for their strong achievements," Revolution president Brian Bilello said. "We look forward to improving on our performance in 2015 and continuing to deliver a great experience for our fans."
Individual awards were also handed out to account executives after the club was named one of six in the Commissioner's Club for Full Season Renewals, which requires a season ticket renewal rate of 90% or more. Third-year executive Dan Dropkin-Frank attained the "Silver" threshold of group sales. Richard Powell and everybody's favorite cancer-surviving American Outlaw Kyle Lindsay were awarded the "Bronze."