The New England Revolution haven’t made a lot signings this offseason, but moves are on the way, according to General Manager Michael Burns.
Burns and members of the coaching staff have been scouting since the Revolution’s 2016 season came to an end. Although the only player they’ve inked so far is returnee Daigo Kobayashi, the club is looking to have several additions before its opener against the Colorado Rapids on Mar. 4.
“We’re actively scouting and in negotiations with multiple international players and still expect to have multiple signings before the start of the season,” Burns told The Bent Musket.
The Revolution’s exact targets are unknown, though it’s been reported that club officials have visited Europe, South America, and the Middle East.
The Revs will also have the opportunity to add players through the MLS SuperDraft, where they hold the 20th, 31st, and 75th overall picks. The first two are scheduled to occur in Los Angeles on Jan. 13, while the last pick will happen later via a conference call.
Although there’s certainly talent to found in the college ranks, the Revs recognize the importance of looking abroad.
“While we are also preparing for the SuperDraft next week, these international signings remain the top priority for the club as we continue to build the 2017 roster,” Burns said.