After a disappointing 2022 season, the New England Revolution provides an opportunity to build towards the future and hopefully greener pastures.
New England owns the 10th overall pick along with 39th overall and 68th overall selections. The draft begins at 5 PM ET and will be live-streamed on YouTube, Twitch, Twitter, and MLSsoccer.com.
The Revolution are in desperate need of center back depth which was displayed throughout all of last season. New England also lost Jon Bell in the expansion draft and AJ DeLaGarza retired this offseason. The Revs could also use some help at right back with no players in the organization having MLS experience besides Brandon Bye.
If you haven’t already make sure to check out Josh Nye’s preview of who New England could select in the first round!
But as we wait for the draft to begin let us know how you are feeling in the comments and who New England should select. Here is how the MLS Mock Draft has the Revs selecting. Bombito is a 6’3” center back who would surely fill one of New England’s needs.
Bombito was selected with the third overall pick by the Colorado Rapids.
The Revs traded up to 4th overall and ended up selecting Joshua Bolma. New England sent 250K in GAM to the San Jose Earthquakes who had previously owned the 4th overall pick.
Bolma was First team All-Big Ten and scored two goals and eight assists in 20 appearances.
While not a Revs selection, New England soccer was represented in the first round with Vermont Green FC’s Owen O’Malley being selected 9th overall by ST. Louis City SC.
You’ll always be a Green, @MalleyOwen!— Vermont Green FC (@VermontGreenFC) December 21, 2022
Owen O’Malley is selected by @stlCITYsc with the 9th overall pick in the #SuperDraft, the first Vermont Green player to become professional after our inaugural season. pic.twitter.com/GSgJxmT3q0
In the 2nd round New England selected Victor Souza out of Boston College. As a senior, the defender was named to the All-ACC Third Team for the second straight year.
Souza closed his career with 48 starts and nearly 4,400 minutes played.
With their final pick, New England selected center back Andreas Ueland out of the University of Virginia.
The Bryne, Norway native stands at a whopping 6’5” and weighs 190 pounds. Over four seasons, Ueland has notched an impressive eight goals, along with three assists over 6,758 minutes. Ueland clocked 1,703 minutes over 19 appearances in 2022 and secured a 10-4-5 record while notching eight clean sheets.
Ueland has also garnered multiple awards throughout his time at UVA. Most recently, Ueland was named the 2022 ACC Defensive Player of the Year while earning All-ACC First Team honors. In 2020, Ueland was named to the All-ACC Third Team while making the All-Academic Team. Ueland also earned the Stanley Lerner Memorial Award as he was named Team MVP.
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