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Revolution Loan Mulgrew, Rudy to Rochester; Trade International Roster Spot to Vancouver

It was a busy day for small transactions for the New England Revolution, who sent two players to Rochester and completed a minor trade for allocation money with the Whitecaps.

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The New England Revolution have announced two transactions per a team release.

The first is the loaning of rookies Timi Mulgrew and Tyler Rudy to their USL affiliate, the Rochester Rhinos.

Mulgrew was a four-year player at George Mason before signing with the Revs out of preseason camp while Rudy played collegiate soccer at Georgetown before also joining as an undrafted rookie free agent.

Rochester, who became New England's USL affiliate in 2013, opened its USL season last weekend with 0-0 draw on the road against New York Red Bulls II. Mulgrew and Rudy will be eligible to make their debuts for the Rhinos on Saturday, April 4 when they play on the road against the Pittsburgh Riverhounds.

In addition, the Revs have acquired allocation money after sending an international roster spot to the Vancouver Whitecaps. The Whitecaps will hold the spot through December 31, 2016.

The move won't really effect the Revolution as the roster is largely composed of domestic players. Jose Goncalves (Portugal) and Daigo Kobayashi (Japan) are the only international players currently with the team. Jerry Bengtson is from Honduras, but he's on loan to Argentine side Belgrano through June 30 and at the moment doesn't count on the roster. Should he return to Foxborough, the Revs have more than enough room for him. We'll also have to see what the Revs do with the additional allocation funds.

Conversely, the Whitecaps have put a large emphasis on adding international players, which includes Designated Players Matias Laba, Pedro Morales and young DP Octavio Rivera. The Whitecaps currently have ten players that occupy international spots.