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Revolution Transfers 2015: USL defender training with the Revs

Josh Phillips of Colorado Springs Switchbacks FC is reportedly training with the Revolution.

Greg M. Cooper-USA TODAY Sports

The MLS transfer window is closed, but that isn't stopping the New England Revolution from scouting players. One such player is central defender Josh Phillips, who has reportedly been training with the Revolution.

Phillips, 23, most recently played for Colorado Springs Switchbacks FC of USL. Before that, he featured for FC Tucson after playing college ball at Gonzaga.

Phillips is hopeful that this training stint ends with a contract offer.

"I’m here training and hoping to be the first Switchbacks’ player represented in the MLS," Phillips told SwitchbacksFC.com. "I wouldn’t be here if it wasn’t for everything the Switchbacks have done for me and taught me this year."

There's certainly a possibility that Phillips gets added next year as defense is a area of need for the Revolution. The club recently took a look at both Will Packwood and Zak Whitbread, though neither American ended up joining the team.

If Phillips does sign with the Revolution, he would be following in the footsteps of London Woodberry. Woodberry spent a season with Arizona United before linking up with the Revs. The 24-year-old, who wasn't projected to make much of an impact, has made 16 appearance this season.