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Former Revolution midfielder joins Puerto Rico FC

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Midfielder Tyler Rudy will play in the NASL.

Casey Sapio-USA TODAY Sports

Former New England Revolution midfielder Tyler Rudy has signed with NASL side Puerto Rico FC, according to a tweet by the player.

Rudy, an undrafted Georgetown product, originally signed with the Revolution on Feb. 28, 2015. On Apr. 3, he was loaned to the Rochester Rhinos, where he spent the bulk of the season. Rudy saw regular time under head coach Bob Lilley and was recalled by the Revolution to play in their US Open Cup game against the Charlotte Independence.

In August, Rudy suffered an ankle injury that would require surgery, sidelining him through the end of 2015. His option wasn't picked up ahead of the new season.

The 22-year-old reemerged this preseason with the aim of earning a contract with the Revolution. He featured in several tuneup matches, often pairing with Zachary Herivaux in the middle. Rudy ultimately didn't earn a contract, paving the way for him to sign with Puerto Rico FC.

Puerto Rico is an NASL expansion side, who will join the league this summer. The team currently employs league veterans like Chris Nurse and Paulo Ferreira Mendes, who are both midfielders.