Thursday brought big news for New England Revolution fans, as their club inked former U.S. youth international goalkeeper Cody Cropper. Cropper, 23, brings the Revs’ player count to 26, two short of the league max. The team does also have some roster flexibility because Designated Player Xavier Kouassi is on the disabled list while he recovers from a right knee surgery.
So, will the Revs look to fill those empty spots before the the roster freeze on September 15? They’re certainly trying, according to team staff writer and online host Jeff Lemieux.
Asked about any more potential moves before roster freeze, Heaps said #NERevs "are definitely having active conversations."— Jeff Lemieux (@jeff_lemieux) August 18, 2016
If the Revs do make any additions, expect them to be along the back line. The Revolution have allowed a league-worst 44 goals while auditioning the likes of Andrew Farrell, London Woodberry, and Je-Vaughn Watson as center back partners for Jose Goncalves. Adding a bonafide starter would go a long way in aiding the team’s playoff hopes.
With the summer transfer window closing on August 3, the Revs will largely be shopping for free agents.