The New England Revolution is on a worldwide hunt for new players, a search that has included stops in Europe, South America, and the Middle East.
Club general manager Michael Burns recently told senior staff writer Jeff Lemieux that the club has “covered a fair amount of ground“ this off-season. Although the exact locations are unknown at this time, Jay Heaps was recently spotted heading to Turkey.
Burns said #NERevs have been to Europe, South America and the Middle East on scouting trips. "We've covered a fair amount of ground."— Jeff Lemieux (@jeff_lemieux) December 13, 2016
Also unknown are the positions that the team is looking to fill. However, it can be assumed that the scouting team is looking for defensive help, which was an area of weakness in 2016.
It’s also likely that the club is searching for strikers, especially after Femi Hollinger-Janzen was taken by Minnesota United FC in the Expansion Draft. The Revs starting front line will probably feature Juan Agudelo and Kei Kamara, but there isn’t a lot of natural depth behind them. With this in mind, it would be nice to add another scoring threat.