It seems as though the New England Revolution's search for defensive depth will continue as the team won't be signing Will Packwood, according to Kyle McCarthy.
New England will not pursue the signing of Will Packwood, according to Revs general manager Michael Burns. #MLS— Kyle McCarthy (@kylejmccarthy) May 18, 2015
Packwood trained with the Revolution last week after his contract with Birmingham City was terminated early. Packwood had been with the English side for eight years, participating in its academy program before graduating to the senior team. Packwood never became a regular for the first team, which ultimately led to his departure.
Revolution general manger Michael Burns addressed the training stint with Dalen Cuff of CSNNE, noting that defense is an area of concern since Darrius Barnes will be sidelined long-term after undergoing knee surgery. Since that interview, the team has apparently decided not to pursue signing the 21-year-old Packwood.
Packwood's next stop is unknown, though he did tell ESPN FC that he has a host of options.
"There are possibilities in England and America," Packwood said. "Lots of different possibilities are being looked at. I'm sure the right choice will be made eventually. It's just a question of when."