The New England Revolution announced Monday that they've signed forward Sean Okoli. The news comes four days after the Revs acquired his rights in a trade that sent the MLS SuperDraft's 33rd overall pick to the Seattle Sounders.
After three successful seasons at Wake Forest University, Okoli signed a Homegrown deal with the Sounders on Jan. 8, 2014. During his rookie campaign, Okoli made three regular-season appearances for a total of 19 minutes. His only start as a Sounder came in the Fourth Round of the U.S. Open Cup, a game in which he scored the final goal in a 5-0 win over PSA Elite.
Okoli will instantly compete for playing time as member of the Revolution as Charlie Davies is the team's only pure striker. With the Sounders, Okoli was low on the depth chart behind established starters Clint Dempsey and Obafemi Martins and reliable veterans Chad Barrett and Kenny Cooper.
Okoli has already taken to Twitter to express his excitement about moving east, saying, "I think this is a great move for me and I'm looking forward to continuing the winning ways in Boston."
Interestingly, the news that Okoli will join the Revolution comes on the same day that Tyler Miller, who the Sounders selected with the second round pick gained via the trade, has signed with VN Zweibrücken of the Regionalliga Südwest.
Okoli is expected to meet up with his new teammates later this week when preseason camp opens.