As the New England Revolution prepare for their first home game of the year, two new faces have joined the team in training.
Chris Adauma, photographer for New England Soccer Today, snapped a neat shot of the two players in training gear with no numbers yesterday. You can see Chris’ full gallery from Tuesday’s practice here.
The Revs roster currently sits at 23, one of the smallest rosters in MLS to start the 2017 campaign. Among the preseason trialists released before the start of the season include Tristan Bowen, Emmanuel Appiah, Tyler Turner and second round draft pick Napo Matsoso.
Turner signed with the USL’s LA Galaxy II, aka Los Dos, last week.
While there’s no significant position of need for the Revs in the starting lineup, with 7 open roster spots there’s plenty of room on the back end of the roster to add a few younger players or long-term projects to develop for the future.
UPDATE (11:45am) - Per Jeff Lemieux we now know the identities of the two trialists from yesterday.
Moses Sarpong was linked to the Revs back in preseason but this is his first appearance as a trialist in New England.
Frederick Opoku is another 19-year old Ghanaian, and is a left footed midfielder who last played for Inter Allies FC in Ghana’s Premier League.