The New England Revolution have officially announced the signings of Michael Gamble and goalkeeper Matt Turner.
Gamble, a 2nd Round pick (30th overall) from Wake Forest in the 2016 MLS SuperDraft, was a curious choice for an already strong attacking group. However, the striker showed very well on the wing in preseason while scoring one goal in four matches at the Desert Diamond Cup. He helped Wake Forest to the NCAA Tournament in each of his four collegiate seasons, adding 24 goals and 20 assists in 60 career appearances.
Matt Turner will likely serve as the team's third goalkeeper, seemingly beating out last year's third choice keeper Trevor Spangenberg as both were in preseason camp as trialists. As Fairfield University's starter in 2014 and 2015, he turned in a 13-9-12 record to go along with 21 clean sheets and a 0.85 GAA. In his junior campaign in 2014, Turner yielded only 10 goals in 17 appearances, adding 13 shutouts.
Additionally, the Revolution announced a trade with DC United for goalkeeper Charlie Horton. The deal was first reported by Steven Goff earlier this week, and the Revs announced this as a "sign-and-trade" as opposed to the $50K allocation they received from the LA Galaxy for Sebastian Lletget last season. Horton last played with Leeds United in the English Championship but left earlier the season for personal reasons.