With First Kick just a week away, the New England Revolution roster is finally beginning to fill out. The club announced on Saturday that defender London Woodberry and midfielder Tyler Rudy were added to the team's roster. Per league and club policy, the terms of the deals were not disclosed.
Woodberry will wear number 28, while Rudy will suit up with number 29.
Rudy's signing was leaked a few days ago by the player himself via Twitter, so that was expected. Woodberry, on the other hand, is a new name in that regard, though his continued presence in camp and the club's dearth of defensive options made his eventual acquisition all the more predictable.
Both players have featured heavily in preseason matches and acquitted themselves rather well. It is too early to determine whether or not they will become significant contributors; the first-team seems pretty well-defined at this point, and deep, but there are also only 24 players on the roster. Projecting either of these two as Rochester loanees, for example, would be premature.
Woodberry comes to the Revolution by way of the USL's Arizona United, where he made 24 appearances last season, scoring two goals. Woodberry broke into the professional ranks as a homegrown player for FC Dallas after a four-year career at the University of Maryland. He saw time with Dallas in 2013 before being waived in March of last year.
Rudy went undrafted after a solid four-year run at Georgetown, where he helped the Hoyas to the College Cup Final in 2012.
The Revs are in action right now against FC Tucson in their last match at the Desert Diamond Cup. The regular season is scheduled to kick off on Sunday, March 8th, when the Revolution visit the Seattle Sounders.