The New England Revolution have some roster flexibility, according to club general manager Michael Burns.
The Revs recently announced the current state of their roster ahead of the 2017 season. Seven players were already under contract for the new year while 12 more saw their options picked up. Two players had their options declined and four others will be out of contract as of December 31.
As you may have guessed, these moves were done with an eye on the future.
With yesterday's moves, Burns said #NERevs are "in a favorable position from a budget and roster standpoint to make improvements for 2017."— Jeff Lemieux (@jeff_lemieux) November 29, 2016
With a few roster spots vacated and some cap space cleared, the Revs organization are now looking for new additions. The coaching staff has recently been on various scouting trips, including one to Turkey. While the team has yet to make any announcements, there could be some news on the horizon.
“Scouting is a 12-month process and conversations are always ongoing to add to the roster,” Burns told RevolutionSoccer.net via email while on a scouting trip. “We haven’t announced any signings for 2017 yet, but we hope to do so in due time.”