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Revolution looking to add "a couple of higher-end roster guys"

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Club president Brian Bilello outlines the Revs' strategy for the summer transfer window.

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The MLS secondary transfer window opens July 10 and the New England Revolution are looking to bring in a couple of "higher-end roster guys," according to club president Brian Bilello.

With only 24 of 30 roster spots filled, the Revs have some flexibility in terms of who they can bring in. Although Bilello didn’t name anyone in particular, he did say the team has been active in terms of seeking reinforcements.

"We’re trying to focus on a couple higher-end roster guys," Bilello said during an exclusive interview with Six States, One Podcast. "We have looked at a couple of what I’ll call young [Designated Players]. Those are a little trickier sometimes to do but we’re looking in that direction as well."

The Revs currently have two DPs in Xavier Kouassi and Kei Kamara. They also have some players whose salaries are paid down with Targeted Allocation Money. According to Bilello, the team could add a player from either category.

While the Revolution are prioritizing the top end of the roster, they do have space to add more than that.

"I think we could wind up bringing in another guy that’s not a DP or TAM as well—we have a little bit of roster space from a cap perspective—but I think the higher-end guys are where we’re looking to focus," Bilello noted.

You can listen to more of the interview by clicking here.