The New England Revolution are not done evaluating their options in defense. According to a tweet from Jeff Lemieux, 25-year old Ghanaian left-back David Addy has joined the club in Tucson for a trial, and has already begun training as of this morning.
25-year-old Ghanaian left back David Addy has also joined #NERevs camp in Tucson. Arrived last night, training this morning.— Jeff Lemieux (@jeff_lemieux) February 16, 2016
Addy most recently appeared for Waasland-Beveren in the Belgian Pro League, Belgium's top division. Despite his relative youth, his professional experience stretches back to the middle of the last decade, when he debuted with Inter Allies FC in his native Ghana.
He made the jump to Europe in 2008 with Randers FC, at which point he was a teammate of Lee Nguyen. Since then, he's bounced around a little, moving to FC Porto but making very little headway there, instead going on loan to Academica de Coimbra in Portugal and Panetolikos in Greece. He later signed with Vitoria SC in Portugal and was successful there, making 58 league appearances and scoring two goals from 2012-2014 before moving to Belgium.
David Addy is also a Ghanaian international, making appearances for the Black Stars as recently as 2014.
Addy will be competing for the privilege of adding depth to a defensive corps whose utter lack thereof was the most glaring weakness of 2015. New England already employs Chris Tierney, Jose Goncalves, Andrew Farrell, Darrius Barnes, Jordan McCrary, Sambinha, and London Woodberry across the back, but if last season was any indication, there is no such thing as too much depth in defense.