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Revolution hoping to add "1-2 players" from Sporting CP

The Revs are hoping to make better use of their partnership with Sporting CP in 2016.

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The New England Revolution could bring in players from Sporting CP for 2016, according to team staff writer and online host Jeff Lemieux.

Since being announced in Oct. 2014, little has been made of the Revolution's partnership with Sporting CP. That has changed recently, however, as the club sent promising youngsters Zachary Herivaux, Donnie Smith and Sean Okoli to train in Portugal.

Head coach Jay Heaps and general manager Michael Burns also made the trip overseas. During their stay, the Revolution brass were able to watch games and practices for Sporting CP's senior side and B team. Burns also took the time to talk to local media about the possibility of adding someone from Sporting CP.

"We’ve got to take the next step in terms of identifying players that we like and that they might be willing to move, either on a short term or permanent basis," Burns told O Jornal. "So, we’re in discussion with Sporting about those possibilities right now and we’re hopeful that we’ll be able to get a player or two wearing a Revs uniform next year or beyond that’s coming from Sporting. I think that’ll be great for the partnership."