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MLS Draft Preview: Goalkeeper group led by Andrew Tarbell

The Revs need a third string goalie, but it's unlikely they draft one high.

Andrew Tarbell is signed to a Generation Adidas contract.
Andrew Tarbell is signed to a Generation Adidas contract.
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With Brad Knighton and Bobby Shuttleworth locked down for the foreseeable future, the New England Revolution don't need to select a goalkeeper in Thursday's SuperDraft.

Nonetheless, there is a trio of draft-eligible shot stoppers who will catch the eye of general managers and coaches alike. Take a gander at them and be sure to watch over their highlight compilations.

1.) Andrew Tarbell

Tarbell hails from Clemson University and is the only goalkeeper in this year's draft to sign a Generation Adidas deal. That honor is largely sparked by a 0.88 goals against average, 79.2 save percentage and 17-3-4 record this past season.

The Tigers also made a run to College Cup, and Tarbell confidently backstopped them the entire way. He's probably a year or two away from starting in MLS, but his shot stopping ability, deft feet and aerial presence make him a promising prospect.

2.) Ryan Hermann

At 6-foot-7, this redshirt senior out of the University of Washington made a splash during his final season as a Husky. He finished with a 87.6 save percentage, 0.63 goals against average and 10 shutouts. Mind you, all of those statistics came in the Pac-12, which is one of the nation's premier conferences.

He's a solid backup candidate and should have no problem with finding a role somewhere in MLS.

3.) Zach Bennett

The U.S. tends to produce fundamentally sound goalkeepers, and that is exactly what this Michigan State University product is. He can fly through the air to paw the ball out of the top corner, come off his line to thwart a through ball and get back up to make the second save.

Bennett isn't garnering the attention that Tarbell is, but he is as promising. Keep an eye out for him come Thursday's latter rounds.