Chris Tierney—the longest-tenured Revolution player—signed a multi-year deal with his hometown club. Widely regarded as one of the top left backs in MLS, Tierney has played eight seasons with the Revolution, starting at least 20 matches in each of his last six campaigns. In 2015, he earned his first MLS All-Star selection.
In an interview with Revolution Staff Writer Jeff Lemieux, Tierney, who will turn 30 before the 2016 season kicks off, expressed a desire to stay in New England for the rest of his career.
"My first priority with my career is to play for the New England Revolution," Tierney said. "This is the team I grew up supporting. It's the team that I want to play for. It's the only club I can see myself playing for."
If Tierney does remain with the Revolution for the remainder of his career, he will likely go down as one of the most storied players in club history. The Wellesley, Mass. native has made 186 career appearances for the Revolution, fifth all time. In three-and-a-half more seasons, he could find himself atop the list, surpassing Shalrie Joseph (261 appearances). But according to Tierney, this legacy has little bearing on his playing career.
"That's never a thought that crossed my mind and one that still doesn't," Tierney said to Lemieux. "I take things one day at a time."
Per club and league policy, further details of Tierney's contract were not disclosed.