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2008 ALPHABETICAL ROSTER 


# 

PLAYER 

POS 

HT 

WT 

BIRTHDATE 

HOMETOWN 

COLLEGE 

STATUS 

3 

Chris Albright 

DEF 

6-1 

180 

01/14/1979 

Philadelphia, Pa. 

Virginia 


7 

Adam Cristman 

FWD 

6-0 

180 

01/08/1985 

Glen Allen, Va. 

Virginia 


17 

Gary Flood 

DEF 

5-10 

155 

09/07/1985 

Hauppauge, N.Y. 

Hofstra 

DEV 

8 

Joe Franchino 

DEF 

5-9 

165 

08/09/1976 

Alta Loma, Calif. 

Washington 


6 

Jay Heaps 

DEF 

5-9 

155 

08/02/1976 

Longmeadow, Mass. 

Duke 


19 

Kyle Helton 

DEF 

5-8 

160 

05/20/1986 

Alpharetta, Ga. 

Duke 

DEV 

2 

Amaechi Igwe 

M/D 

6-0 

165 

05/20/1988 

Belmont, Calif. 

Santa Clara 

GA 

21 

Shalrie Joseph 

MID 

6-3 

180 

05/24/1978 

Brooklyn, N.Y. 

St. John's (NY) 


24 

Brad Knighton 

GK 

6-1 

180 

02/06/1985 

Richmond, Va. 

UNC-Wilmington 

DEV 

13 

Jeff Larentowicz 

M/D 

6-1 

175 

08/05/1983 

West Chester, Pa. 

Brown 


29 

Abdoulie “Kenny” Mansally 

F/M 

5-10 

160 

01/29/1989 

Banjul, Gambia 


INTL 

31 

Sainey Nyassi 

MID 

5-8 

135 

01/31/1989 

Bwiam, Gambia 


DEV/INTL 

15 

Michael Parkhurst 

DEF 

5-11 

155 

01/24/1984 

Cranston, R.l. 

Wake Forest 


14 

Steve Ralston 

MID 

5-9 

160 

06/14/1974 

St. Louis, Mo. 

Florida International 


1 

Matt Reis 

GK 

6-1 

196 

03/28/1975 

Mission Viejo, Calif. 

UCLA 


18 

Khano Smith 

F/M 

6-3 

190 

01/10/1981 

Warwick, Bermuda 

Lees-McRae 


27 

Wells Thompson 

MID 

5-10 

155 

11/25/1983 

Winston-Salem, N.C. 

Wake Forest 


20 

Taylor Twellman 

FWD 

5-11 

170 

02/29/1980 

St. Louis, Mo. 

Maryland 


22 

Rob Valentino 

DEF 

6-3 

190 

12/25/1985 

Cave Creek, Ariz. 

San Francisco 

GA 

12 

Doug Warren 

GK 

6-0 

190 

03/18/1981 

Hoffman Estates, III. 

Clemson 



2008 NUMERICAL ROSTER 


# 

PLAYER 

POS 

PRONUNCIATION 

PLACE OF BIRTH 

LAST TEAM 

1 

Matt Reis 

GK 

REESE 

Atlanta, Ga. 

Los Angeles (MLS) 

2 

Amaechi Igwe 

M/D 

ah-MEHCH-ee IG-way 

San Francisco, Calif. 

Santa Clara 

3 

Chris Albright 

DEF 

ALL-bight 

Philadelphia, Pa. 

Los Angeles (MLS) 

6 

Jay Heaps 

DEF 


Nashua, N.H. 

Miami (MLS) 

7 

Adam Cristman 

FWD 


Washington, D.C. 

Virginia 

8 

Joe Franchino 

M/D 

fran-CHEE-no 

Fontana, Calif. 

Los Angeles (MLS) 

12 

Doug Warren 

GK 


Palatine, III. 

D.C. United (MLS) 

13 

Jeff Larentowicz 

M/D 

la-REN-toe-witz 

Pasadena, Calif. 

Brown 

14 

Steve Ralston 

M/D 

RAWL-stun 

St. Louis, Mo. 

Tampa Bay (MLS) 

15 

Michael Parkhurst 

DEF 


Providence, R.l. 

Wake Forest 

17 

Gary Flood 

DEF 


Hauppauge, N.Y. 

Hofstra 

18 

Khano Smith 

FWD 

KAHN-no 

Paget, Bermuda 

Dandy Town (BER) 

19 

Kyle Helton 

DEF 


Birmingham, Ala. 

Duke 

20 

Taylor Twellman 

FWD 


Minneapolis, Minn. 

1860 Munich (GER) 

21 

Shalrie Joseph 

MID 

shall-REE 

Saint George, Grenada 

N.Y. Freedoms (USL) 

22 

Rob Valentino 

DEF 

val-ehn-TEE-no 

Hoffman Estates, III. 

San Francisco 

24 

Brad Knighton 

GK 

NIGHT-en 

Hickory, N.C. 

UNC-Wilmington 

27 

Wells Thompson 

MID 


Winston-Salem, N.C. 

Wake Forest 

29 

Abdoulie “Kenny" Mansally 

F/M 

man-SAL-lee 

Banjul, Gambia 

Real de Banjul (GAM) 

31 

Sainey Nyassi 

MID 

SIGN-nee ny-AH-see 

Bwiam, Gambia 

Ports Authority FC (GAM) 














2008 REVOLUTION 



#19 

#2 

#21 

#24 

#13 

KYLE 

AMAECHI 

SHALRIE 

BRAD 

JEFF 

HELTON 

IGWE 

JOSEPH 

KNIGHTON 

LARENTOWICZ 



#18 #27 #20 #22 #12 

KHANO WELLS TAYLOR ROB DOUG 


SMITH THOMPSON TWELLMAN VALENTINO WARREN 




















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STEVE 

NICOL 

HEAD COACH 


ow in his seventh season at the helm of the Revolution, 
Steve Nicol is the longest-tenured coach in Major 
League Soccer, and is regarded as one of the top tacti¬ 
cians and talent evaluators of soccer talent in this country. His 
75 career victories entering the 2008 season have eclipsed 
the combined win total (73) of the previous four head coaches 
in Revolution club history. 

Nicol was named head coach of the team on 
November 6, 2002, after serving as the interim head coach for 
the final 21 games of the 2002 regular season and the post¬ 
season. 

In each of his six seasons with the Revolution, Nicol 
has guided the club to the MLS Eastern Conference 
Championship game - an MLS record - and has four times led 
the team to MLS Cup (2002, 2005, 2006 & 2007), including 
each of the last three championship matches. The Revs are 
one of just three MLS clubs to return to MLS Cup in back-to- 
back seasons. 

Nicol's hiring marked yet another impressive accom¬ 
plishment in the Scotland native's distinguished career. During 
his playing days, Nicol, 45, gained worldwide fame while play¬ 
ing for Liverpool FC in England's top division before moving 
on to play for Notts County, West Bromwich Albion, Sheffield 
Wednesday and Doncaster Rovers. 

Nicol, who was born in the Scottish town of Troon, 
began his pro career at the age of 18 with Ayr United before 
being signed by Liverpool in 1981. The £300,000 transfer fee 
remains the Ayr United club record. 

While with Liverpool, Nicol made 467 appearances as 
a defender and midfielder and scored 46 goals. He was at the 
heart of a Liverpool side that won four English League Titles, 
three F.A. Cup Titles and the 1984 European Cup. In 1989, 
his importance to the team was honored when Britain's soccer 
writers named him Footballer of the Year. Between 1984 and 
1992 Nicol appeared 27 times for the Scottish National Team, 
and started for his country at the 1986 World Cup in Mexico. 

Nicol's coaching career began in 1995 when he was 
named player/manager at Notts County. Four years later, he 
arrived in New England as a player/assistant coach with the 
Boston Bulldogs. In September of that year, he joined the 
Revs as interim coach for the final two games of the season, 
both of which were Revolution wins. He returned to the 
Bulldogs as a player/coach for the 2000 and 2001 season 
before re-joining the Revs as an assistant coach prior to the 

2002 campaign. 

Nicol was named the 2002 MLS Coach of the Year 
after leading the Revolution to within a goal of the MLS Cup, 
played before a record crowd at the new Gillette Stadium. In 

2003 and 2004, he led the Revs to within an extra time goal 


and a penalty kick shootout, respectively, of making the 
league final again. He coached the Revs to his second MLS 
Cup final in 2005, after winning the Eastern Conference 
Championship with New England for a second time. Since 
2005, Nicol has guided the Revs back to MLS Cup with two 
more Eastern Conference Championship titles and helped the 
team set the MLS record for consecutive appearances in the 
conference championship with six (2002-present). 

Nicol was also honored for his coaching excellence in 
August 2005, when he was chosen to lead the MLS Select XI 
against Real Madrid at the Santiago Bernabeau Stadium. In 
2007, Nicol added to his coaching honors when he led the 
2007 MLS All-Stars to a victory over Scottish giant Celtic FC in 
the 2007 Sierra Mist All-Star Game. Nicol’s lineup, including 
three Revolution starters, defeated Celtic, 2-0, to extend MLS' 
winning streak against international competition to three 
straight since the adoption of the current All-Star Game for¬ 
mat. 

Nicol holds a USSF “A" coaching license. In addition to 
his coaching duties, Nicol is also a guest analyst for ESPN 
International. 

Nicol resides in the western suburbs of Boston with his 
wife, Eleanor. The couple has two adult children, Michael and 
Katy. 





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2008 REVS 


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PAUL 

MARINER 

ASSISTANT COACH 


P aul Mariner enters his fifth season as Steve Nicol's top 
assistant coach in 2007. He has helped lead the 
Revolution to three straight MLS Eastern Conference 
Championship games, as well as three consecutive MLS Cup 
championship game appearances. 

Born in Bolton, Lancashire, England, Mariner is remem¬ 
bered by world soccer fans as one of the top center forwards 
in English football in the late 1970s and early 1980s. He 
earned 35 international caps playing for his country, and led 
the England attack in the 1982 FIFA World Cup. He is the co¬ 
holder for the England National Team record for goal scoring 
in consecutive games (6). 

After starting his professional club career with Plymouth 
Argyle, Mariner scored 97 goals in eight seasons for Ipswich 
Town from 1976-84, before playing three seasons with Arsenal 
FC in London and finishing his English Leagues career with 
Portsmouth. 

Mariner's many honors as a player include winning the 
1978 FA Cup Final with Ipswich Town - a game in which he 
was named Man of the Match despite not being the goal scor¬ 
er - in the classic 1-0 over Arsenal. He was also a key mem¬ 
ber of the 1981 UEFA Cup-winning Ipswich Town team. He 
scored for England against France in the 1982 World Cup, 
and also scored in a qualifying match against Hungary on Nov. 
18,1981, a 1-0 victory at Wembley Stadium that put England 
through to the 1982 World Cup. 

Mariner came to the United States in 1988 to coach the 
Albany Capitals of the APSL, followed by a stint with the 
league's San Francisco Bay Blackhawks. Before joining the 
Revolution, Mariner was an assistant to former Revs forward 
and current Duke University head men's soccer coach John 
Kerr, Jr. Mariner has also served as Technical Director for the 
FC Greater Boston Bolts, one of the top youth soccer clubs in 
the U.S. 

Mariner has worked as a color commentator on BBC 
North West broadcasts of the English Premier League and as 
a World Cup analyst on New Zealand television and ESPN 
International. 

Mariner and his wife, Dee, live outside of Boston. 



GWYNNE 

WILLIAMS 

GOALKEEPERS COACH 


G Wynne Williams is in his second season as the goal¬ 
keepers coach for the New England Revolution. He 
joined the Revolution coaching staff in February 2007 
after 12 seasons on the staff of NCAA Division II soccer pow¬ 
erhouse Lynn University in Boca Raton, Fla. 

An NSCAA National Goalkeeping Instructor, Williams is 
a member of the USSF National Coaching Staff and holds a 
USSF "A" coaching license. 

In 2007, Williams was on the coaching staff that guided 
the MLS All-Stars to a 2-0 victory over Scottish power Celtic 
FC at Dick's Sporting Goods Park in Commerce City, Colo., in 
July. Revs goalkeeper Mat Reis, an MLS All-Star “First XI" 
selection and All-Star Game starter himself, went on to post 
10 shutouts for the third straight season, in addition to three 
postseason shutouts in the Revs’ first three games. 

An excellent talent evaluator and instructor, Williams 
also worked with the Revs' reserve keepers, as Doug Warren 
posted a 1.00 goals against average in reserve-league action 
and first-year stopper Brad Knighton had a 1.40 GAA as the 
pair combined for four shutouts on their way to a second-place 
finish in the reserve division. 

A native of St. Helens, England, Williams has been on 
the coaching advisory councils of the Canadian Soccer 
Association and Bermuda Football Association. 

Williams earned his certificate of education from 
Nonington College of Physical Education in 1975, and com¬ 
pleted his bachelor of education degree at London University 
in 1976. 












BRIAN 

BANFILL 

EQUIPMENT MANAGER 


B rian Banfill is in his third season as the equipment man¬ 
ager of the New England Revolution. 

Banfill's responsibilities include organizing and main¬ 
taining the team's uniforms, practice gear and equipment, and 
overseeing the gameday equipment staff that assists in both 
the Revs’ and visitors' locker rooms and on the field. He also 
works closely with the technical staff on setting up and equip¬ 
ping training sessions both at home and on the road. 

Banfill was honored for his exemplary work when he 
was selected to be the equipment manager for the 2007 MLS 
All-Star Team that defeated Scottish giant Celtic FC in July. 

Banfill joined the organization as the Revs' equipment 
manager on Nov. 28, 2005 after three seasons working with 
the team's volunteer gameday staff, the Revs Brigade. He 
contributed in many areas during this time, also working in the 
popular Soccer Celebration pregame interactive entertainment 
area before joining the gameday staff where he worked both 
the home and visitors' locker rooms. 

Prior to joining the Revolution, Banfill worked for eight 
years in the sporting goods retail industry. He is an avid ice 
hockey fan and participates in adult pick-up games in his 
spare time. 

Banfill lives in central Massachusetts with his wife, 
Melissa, and their son, Kyle. 

SEAN 
KUPIEC 

HEAD ATHLETIC TRAINER 


S ean Kupiec, A.T.C., P.E.S., is in his first season with the 
Revolution as the team's head athletic trainer. In addi¬ 
tion to being a certified athletic trainer, Kupiec is also 
recognized as a performance enhancement specialist by the 
National Academy of Sports Medicine. 

Kupiec’s responsibilities with the Revs include oversee¬ 
ing and directing all aspects of the team's medical care and 
players' rehabilitation and sports performance, both in-season 
and during the off-season. 

Prior to joining the Revs, Kupiec spent the 2006 and 
2007 NFL seasons with the New England Patriots as the 
team's athletic training intern, where he worked closely with 
the Pats athletic training and strength and conditioning staffs 
to maintain the health and fitness of the record-setting 2007 
AFC Champions. With the Pats, he also coordinated the daily 
responsibilities for the season and training camp interns, com¬ 




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piled the team's daily injury and NFL reports, administered the 
team’s IMPACT testing, as well as overseeing several game- 
day procedures with opposing teams. 

Before joining Kraft Sports Group, Kupiec spent two 
years as a graduate assistant athletic trainer at the University 
of North Carolina-Chapel Hill, where he worked with the 
school’s wrestling and men's and women’s track and field and 
cross country teams, and assisted with the football team’s 
care. Kupiec also earned his master's in exercise and sports 
science in 2006 while at UNC. 

A native of Utica, N.Y., Kupiec graduated from 
Springfield College in 2004 and currently lives west of Boston. 
He enjoys running, golfing and watching movies in his spare 
time. 


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WAYNE 

PENNIMAN 

REHABILITATION 

SPECIALIST 



W ayne Penniman, P.T., A.T.C., CSCS, is in his second 
season with the Revolution and in his first in his cur¬ 
rent position as the team's rehabilitation specialist. In 
addition to being a certified athletic trainer, Penniman is also a 
registered physical therapist and certified strength and condi¬ 
tioning specialist and uses that broad-based knowledge to 
assist Revs players rehabilitate from injuries and surgical pro¬ 
cedures. Penniman collaborates with the Revs' medical and 
athletic training staffs to develop and implement programs that 
allow Revolution players to return to full fitness as soon as 
possible. He also works with the medical staff to develop the 
team's off-season workout plans. 

In his first season with the team in 2007, Penniman's 
work was honored when he was selected to be the athletic 
trainer for the 2007 MLS All-Star Team, which defeated Celtic 
FC last July in Colorado. 

Penniman came to the Revs from the Bancroft School 
in Worcester, Mass., where he was the head athletic trainer 
since 2006, and the Clinton Irish Blizzard of the Eastern 
Football League, where he has had two stints as the head ath¬ 
letic trainer. Prior to his work at the Bancroft School, 

Penniman was the Director of Athletic Training Services at 
Nashoba Valley Medical Center in Ayer, Mass., a staff physical 
therapist at South County Physical Therapy, and a senior 
physical therapist at Spaulding Neighborhood Rehabilitation 
Center in Wellesley, Mass. 

In 2007, Penniman completed the requirements for his 
master's degree in post-professional physical therapy at 
Oakland University, where he was the head trainer for the 
men's soccer and baseball teams during the 2002-03 academ¬ 
ic year. 

Penniman, a native of Maynard, Mass., now lives in the 
suburbs west of Boston with his wife, Leigh. The couple wel¬ 
comed their first children - twin boys - during the offseason. 














2008 REVS: 
ALBRIGHT 



IDAi 


CHRIS ALBRIGHT 


Position 

Defender 

Hometown 

Philadelphia, Pa. 

Height: 

6-1 

College 

Virqinia 

Weiqht 

180 lbs. 

Youth Club Team 

Council Rock Dynamo 

D.O.B. 

Jan. 14,1979 (Philadelphia, Pa.) 

Status 

Senior Roster 


How Acquired: Traded to the Revolution from Los Angeles in exchange for allocation money on 
Jan. 18, 2008. 


One of MLS' top right backs, Albright pins an already strong 
Revolution defense after earning in-season and postseason 
laurels for his play out of the back the last few years in Los 
Angeles ... a complete package with skill, speed and size in 
the back ... just 29 years old, Albright is in his 10th MLS sea¬ 
son and joins his third club after entering the league in 1999 
as a Nike Project-40 player out of Virginia ... after missing 
most of the 2007 season with a tom right hamstring, Albright 
will look to return to the form that saw him named to the U.S.’ 
squad for the 2006 FIFA World Cup in Germany ...an experi¬ 
enced champion, he has won MLS Cup championships with 
three teams (D.C. in 1999, L.A. in 2002 and 2005) and one 
U.S. Open Cup Championship (L.A. in 2005). 

2007: Started the first five games of the season before suffer¬ 
ing a torn right hamstring in the 15th minute of the team's fifth 
match - a 1-1 draw against Chivas USA on May 20. Missed 
the remainder of the regular season after undergoing recon¬ 
structive surgery in late May to repair the injury. Rehabbed the 
rest of the regular-season, but progressed enough to play min¬ 
utes in all five of the Galaxy’s postseason friendlies. 

2006: His second season as the Galaxy's right back saw him 
named the club's Defender of the Year and earn a spot in 
Bruce Arena’s U.S. team for the 2006 FIFA World Cup in 
Germany. Scored two goals and added five assists - his sec¬ 
ond-high season total - while starting all 23 games he played. 
Was unavailable from May 10 through June 17 as a result of 
being in Germany for the World Cup, missing eight games 
before returning to the lineup on June 24 against Houston. 


Started all but one game for L.A. after returning from the 
World Cup and was named to his third consecutive MLS All- 
Star Game as the MLS All-Stars defeated EPL juggernaut 
Chelsea FC, 1-0, in Bridgeview, III. Scored his first goal of the 
season in a 1-1 draw against Chicago on April 8, and netting 
his second - the go-ahead goal - in a 5-2 victory at D.C. on 
Aug. 26. 

2005: Capped the season by earning MLS Best XI honors 
after garnering MLS All-Star recognition midseason. In his sec¬ 
ond season as a true right fullback, recorded one goal and 
added two assists, helping lead the Galaxy to the domestic 
double of the MLS Cup championship and the Lamar Hunt 
U.S. Open Cup. Missed nine games in the middle of the sea¬ 
son (May 25-July 9) with a severely sprained right knee. 
Surpassed the 10,000 career minutes played mark on Sept. 

25 in a 2-1 victory over Kansas City. Started all four of the 
Galaxy’s postseason matches, playing all 390 minutes as the 
Galaxy won MLS Cup 2005 in overtime against the Revolution 
in Frisco, Texas. 

2004: Moved to right back prior to the season after making the 
transition on the National Team under head coach Bruce 
Arena, and enjoyed his finest season as a professional to 
date. Posted a career-high six assists as he adjusted to his 
new position along the right touchline. Earned his first MLS 
All-Star appearance, starting for the West All-Stars at RFK 
Stadium. Recorded his first career multiple-assist game on 
May 8 when he collected two assists in a 3-1 road victory at 
Dallas. Registered assists in back-to-back games on May 19 
































and May 22 at D.C. and San Jose, respectively. For the sec¬ 
ond time in his career, recorded one goal and one assist in a 
game, helping L.A. post a 3-2 victory over Chicago at home 
on June 12. 

2003: In his last year as a forward, he played in a career-best 
27 games, earning the starting nod in 23 of them. He scored 
three goals, tying a career-high and added four assists - his 
best year as a professional to date. Recorded his first-career 
two-goal game on June 25 at Colorado, notching both of L.A.’s 
goals in the 2-2 draw. Followed that performance with his first- 
career multiple point performance in the team's following 
game, registering one goal and one assist in the team's 3-0 
victory against Dallas on June 28. Earned MLS Player of the 
Week honors for Week 13 for his performances against the 
Rapids and Burn. Posted single assists at the MetroStars 
(April 19), at Kansas City (May 24) and against New England 
(July 4). Appeared in both of the Galaxy’s two playoff games, 
coming on a second-half substitute in both contests. 

2002: Traded to the Galaxy with a second-round selection 
(24th overall) from D.C. in the 2002 MLS SuperDraft on Jan. 

11 in exchange for L.A.’s first- and second-round selections in 
the 2002 MLS SuperDraft and a conditional pick in the 2003 
MLS SuperDraft. Appeared in 14 games and made eight starts 
at forward. Recorded one assist on the season, coming on 
July 4 in a 2-1 victory against San Jose. Missed 12 games 
(most of April and May, and the beginning of August) because 
of injuries. Appeared in five of Los Angeles’ six postseason 
games, starting two, while scoring one goal and adding one 
assist as the Galaxy won MLS Cup 2002 in Foxborough at 
Gillette Stadium. 

2001: Made 23 appearances on the year, including 14 starts 
for United. Scored one goal - D.C.’s lone goal in a 2-1 loss at 
Miami on May 30. His lone assist of the season came on June 
16 in a substitute appearance in a 3-0 victory at Kansas City. 

2000: Played in 25 games, making 21 starts for United. 

Scored three goals, including his first career MLS strike on 
May 27 in a 3-2 victory over Dallas. Also notched goals in 
back-to-back games on June 21 (MetroStars) and June 24 
(Dallas). 

1999: Allocated to the Miami Fusion as a Nike Project-40 play¬ 
er, but was traded to D.C. United with John Maessner for 


Brian Kamler and future considerations on July 17 before 
making an appearance. Made his MLS debut eight days later 
on July 25 at New England and went on to appear in eight 
games with United. Began his MLS career as a forward. 

Tallied his first career assist on a Clint Peay goal against the 
Galaxy on Sept. 25. Was a member of D.C.'s MLS Cup win¬ 
ning squad but missed the playoffs after suffering a torn left 
MCL in training before United’s postseason opener. 

COLLEGE: Attended college powerhouse Virginia for two sea¬ 
sons (1997-98), earning NSCAA first-team All-America honors 
as a sophomore in 1998 when he scored 20 goals in 23 
games ... helped lead Virginia to the 1997 ACC Tournament 
championship, earning a spot on the all-tournament team ... 
later that season, led the Cavaliers to the championship game 
of the 1997 NCAA College Cup, where the team fell to UCLA 
... as a forward at Virginia, scored 31 goals and added 20 
assists in 49 games before leaving after his sophomore year 
to pursue a professional career. 

U.S. NATIONAL TEAM: Has earned 22 career caps with the 
National Team as of March 1, 2008 ... was a member of the 
U.S.’ 23-man squad at the 2006 FIFA World Cup, but did not 
see any game action ... originally named an alternate to the 
squad, was added after Frankie Hejduk suffered a torn anteri¬ 
or cruciate ligament in the lead-up to the World Cup trip ... in 
2005, appeared in a career-high seven games for the U.S., 
making six starts with one assist... returned to the National 
Team pool for the first time since 2001 - almost three years - 
when he played 78 minutes in a friendly against Denmark on 
Jan. 19, 2004 ... was a member of the 2000 U.S. Olympic 
Team in Sydney ... started all six of the U.S.’ matches at the 
Olympics, scoring two goals as the team finished fourth and 
reached the medal round for the first time ever... made his 
debut with the senior national team on Sept. 8,1999, scoring 
a goal in the 2-2 draw with Jamaica ... became the 38th play¬ 
er in U.S. history to score a goal in his international debut - 
and just the fourth since 1992. 

PERSONAL: Married to Leah ... the couple has one child, 

Ava (2)... likes to play golf in his spare time ... while he was 
in L.A., was active in charity soccer games ... his younger sis¬ 
ter Jennifer played tennis at Loyola (Md.), and his younger 
brother Sean captained American University’s soccer team. 













2008 REVS: 




1DM 



ADAM CRISTMAN 


Position 

Forward 

Hometown 

Glen Allen, Va. 

Heiqht 

6-0 

College 

Virqinia 

Weiqht 

180 lbs. 

Youth Club Team 

Richmond Strikers 

D.O.B. 

Jan. 8,1985 (Washington, D.C.) 

Status 

Senior Roster 


How Acquired: Selected by the Revolution in the fourth round (48th overall) in the 2007 MLS 
SuperDraft 


A late-draft surprise, Cristman was an impact player from the Team honoree in 2003 ... earned ACC Player of the Week, 

start of the season ... finished second in MLS rookie goal- Soccer America National Player of the Week and College 

scoring and second among rookies in assists during his first Soccer News National Player of the Week honors after regis- 

professional campaign ... a finalist for the 2007 MLS Rookie tering the first UVa hat trick in 142 games in a 3-1 victory over 

of the Year award, was elevated to the 18-man senior roster in Virginia Tech on Oct. 20, 2006. 

September ...in the mix for a roster spot on the 2007 U.S. 

Olympic (Under-23) Team ...led the Revs in preseason s cor- U.S. NATIONAL TEAM: A member of the U.S. Under-23 
ing, netting five goals and adding four assists in only four (Olympic) Team and is in the player pool for the roster for the 

games with the team ... a strong target forward, Cristman is 2007 Olympic Games in Beijing ... has two international caps 

known for his ability to hold the ball and power past defenders with the U23s, both coming during its February 2007 tour of 

... excelled at the club, high school and youth international Japan when he led the team with two goals ... was named to 

levels before moving on to Virginia. the team’s roster for its two-game tour of China in December 

2007, but suffered a hamstring injury in training camp and was 
2007: Appeared in 28 games, starting 14 at forward. Was one unable to make the trip ... a former member of the U.S. 

of three finalists for the 2007 MLS Gatorade Rookie of the Under-17 and Under-18 programs ... made six appearances 

Year award. Scored four goals and four assists, both totals for the U-18s in 2003, scoring one goal, 

second among rookie players. Made his professional debut in 

the Revs’ season opener at Chicago on April 7, starting up top PERSONAL: Married his wife Ashley during the team’s bye 

next to Taylor Twellman. Scored his first professional goal at weekend over Labor Day in 2007 ... son of Clyde and Sandi 

Los Angeles on May 12, a go-ahead goal early in the second Cristman ... has one sister, Catherine ... finished his degree at 

half. Had his first-career two-goal game against Columbus on Virginia in sports medicine in three-and-a-half years and plans 

June 16. In the postseason, made substitute appearances for to attend medical school after his playing career... enjoys 

Pat Noonan in the team's first three games. Made his first- surfing, mountain biking, listening to music and playing the 

career postseason appearance, in Game One of the Eastern guitar... his favorite movie is “In God's Hands"... enjoys cook- 
Conference Semifinal Series in New York on Oct. 27, entering ing, especially Italian cuisine, 
as an 87th minute substitute. Made six appearances with the 
Revs’ reserve squad, scoring a team-high three goals and 
adding one assist. Against the Real Salt Lake reserves on July 
29, had one goal and one assist. Had two goals, including the 
game-winner, at the New York reserves on Sept. 22. 

COLLEGE: A two-time NSCAA All-South Atlantic Team and 
All-ACC Team honoree (2005, 2006)... in 2006, helped lead 
Virginia to the NCAA College Cup for the first time since 1997 
... scored 34 career goals, and added 15 career assists, as 
four-year starter for the Cavs ... as a sophomore, earned ACC 
All-Tournament honors as the Cavaliers won their ninth ACC 
conference tournament crown ... also an ACC All-Freshman 



















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GARY FLOOD 


#17 


Height 

5-10 

College 

Hofstra 

Weight 

155 lbs. 

Youth Club Team 

HBC Heat 

D.O.B. 

Sept. 7,1985 (Hauppauge, N.Y.) 

Status 

Developmental Roster 


How Acquired: Selected by the Revolution in the fourth round (48th overall) in the 2007 MLS 
SuperDraft 


A natural central defender who reads the game well and is a 
good organizer at the back ... Flood has also played exten¬ 
sively in the central defensive midfield as a member of the 
Revs, a position into which the technical staff sees him devel¬ 
oping in the long term ... was one of just three MLS 
Supplemental Draft selections in league history to earn a start 
in his team's season opener the year in which he was drafted 
... a technically clean player on the ball who is also a profi¬ 
cient tackier. 


defense and central midfield with the reserves. Earned an 
assist on Kyle Helton's stoppage-time goal against the Real 
Salt Lake Reserves on July 29. 


2007: Made five appearances with the first team with two 
starts, all in the defensive midfield. Made his MLS debut at 
Chicago in the season opener on April 7, playing 80 minutes 
as Shalrie Joseph missed the game with an injury. Was one of 
three rookies who started that game, to that point, the most 
rookies ever started in a game by head coach Steve Nicol. 
Became just the third Supplemental Draftee in MLS history to 
start his team’s season opener in the same year in which he 
was drafted. Also started the team’s June 30 match at Chivas 
USA. Started all 12 games and played all 1,080 minutes of the 
Revs’ reserve team schedule. Split his time between central 


COLLEGE: Was one of the Pride's captains for the three-time 
defending Colonial Athletic Association champions. Appeared 
in 21 games for Hofstra as a senior, scoring one goal and 
adding five assists. Was a two-time NSCAA all-region selec¬ 
tion, earning All-New York honors as a junior and All-South 
Atlantic accolades as a senior. Voted most outstanding player 
of the 2005 CAA Tournament. 


PERSONAL: Son of Gary and Josephine Flood ... has two 
brothers, Jonathan and Justin ... Justin plays soccer at 
Hofstra ... enjoys snowboarding, playing basketball and going 
to the beach in his spare time ... is a fan of Manchester 
United ... his favorite movies are “Days of Thunder" and 
“Cocktail.’’ 






















2008 REVS: 







ON 




JOE FRANCHINO 

#8 

Position 

Midfielder/Defender 

Hometown 

Alta Loma, Calif. 

Height 

5-9 

College 

Washington 

Weiqht 

165 lbs. 

Youth Club Team 

Arsenal (Alta Loma) 

D.O.B. 

Aug. 9,1976 (Fontana, Calif.) 

Status 

Senior Roster 

How Acquired 

Selected by the Revolution with the second selection in the 2000 MLS Special 

Draft from Los Angeles. 


A team leader since arriving in New England during the 2000 
season, Franchino is the longest-tenured member of the 
Revolution... leads by example both on the field, displaying 
an unparalleled work ethic and consistency... a dead-ball 
threat with his left foot, Franchino is also a very good crosser 
of the ball in open play ...can feature at left-sided midfield, 
left back and in the central midfield... in 2006, Franchino set 
the team's appearances and minutes played records, before 
Jay Heaps assumed the lead in both categories ... started 
three of the Revs'MLS Cup appearances (2002, 2005, 2006), 
and has been a member of five teams that have made trips to 
the league's championship game (Los Angeles in 1999, New 
England in 2002, 2003, 2006 and 2007). 

2007: Was limited to three first-team appearances, all as sec¬ 
ond-half substitutes before undergoing season-ending surgery 
in early July to repair a torn peroneal tendon in his right ankle. 
Missed much of the early season with the ankle injury and a 
personal leave of absence. Also made three reserve-team 
appearances, earning an assist against Chicago (May 6). 


wing and central midfield during the season. Recorded his 
only assist of the season on Clint Dempsey's game-tying goal 
against D.C. on Sept. 13 at Gillette Stadium. 

2005: Again wore the captain's armband for coach Steve Nicol 
whenever on the field. Recorded three assists, the fifth time in 
his career he reached that mark. Tallied assists in back-to- 
back games in September (Sept. 10 vs. Columbus and Sept. 
17 at New York.). Started all four of the Revs' postseason 
games as New England made its second appearance in MLS 
Cup. 

2004: Once again served as Revolution club captain. Injuries 
limited Franchino to 20 regular-season games and kept him 
out of playoff action. Had arthroscopic surgeries on his left 
knee and partially detached gluteus medius (hip) muscle on 
Oct.15. Scored his only goal of the season on May 1 against 
his former team, the Los Angeles Galaxy. Made his 100th 
appearance and 100th start as member of the Revolution on 
May 22, 2004 against the MetroStars. 


2006: Appeared in 21 games after a suffering pair of injuries 
(hamstring strain and ankle sprain) that caused him to miss 10 
games. Set all three of New England's club longevity records 
and briefly held the Revs' career records in appearances, 
starts and minutes played during the 2006 season. Started all 
four playoff games in the midfield. Saw time at left back, left 


2003: A steadying presence on the left side of the defense, 
starting 25 games, while collecting a goal and four assists. 

The lone goal was the game-winner in overtime of the Revs' 
3-2 win over Columbus on Sept. 28. A late season calf injury 
stopped him from setting personal single-season highs in min¬ 
utes played. Tallied new personal bests in shots (25) and 


































shots on goal (8) as the Revs returned to the Eastern 
Conference Final. 

2002: His man-marking abilities and physical play shored up 
the Revs' defense as the Revs made their first-ever appear¬ 
ance in MLS Cup. His leadership qualities and ability to con¬ 
tribute effectively to the attack earned him the captain's arm- 
band. Scored one goal and added a career-high five assists 
while starting all 23 games in which he played. Started all 
seven postseason games, playing all 673 minutes of the play¬ 
offs. Recorded an assist on Taylor Twellman's game-winning 
goal against Chicago in Game One of the Eastern Conference 
Semifinals. His presence in the backline helped the Revs to 
earn a playoff GAA of 0.67. 

2001: Started all 23 games in which he played. Saw time both 
on the back line and in the midfield. Recorded one assist on 
the season - on Andy Williams' goal on Sept. 7 against the 
MetroStars in what was eventually the final game of the regu¬ 
lar season. 

2000: Selected by the Revolution in the MLS Special Draft 
and became a starter on the left flank of the team's defense. 
Appeared in eight games for Los Angeles before moving to 
New England. Moved from the defensive position to the 
attacking midfield once with the Revs, where he sparked the 
attack during the club's late season run to the playoffs. Scored 
the first two goals of his MLS career in the final game of the 
regular season, a 4-3 victory against the MetroStars at 
Foxboro Stadium on Sept. 9. His second strike was the game¬ 
winning goal and the victory secured the Revs a berth in 2002 
MLS Cup Playoffs. 


1999: Played 25 games and logged 1,316 minutes, recording 
three assists. Helped the Galaxy earn a spot in MLS Cup, but 
did not play as L.A. fell to D.C. United 2-0 at Foxboro 
Stadium. 

1998: Drafted by the Los Angeles Galaxy in the third round 
(30th overall) of the 1998 MLS College Draft out of 
Washington. Played 16 games - starting seven - as a left and 
central defender. Recorded four assists in his rookie cam¬ 
paign. 

COLLEGE: Attended the University of Washington as a junior 
and senior (1996-97) after transferring from Cal State Fullerton 
after his sophomore season ... earned third-team All-America 
honors from the NSCAA as a sophomore in 1995 after record¬ 
ing five goals and five assists in the midfield for the Titans ... 
was selected to Soccer America's national All-Freshman Team 
in 1994. 

U.S. NATIONAL TEAM: Earned his first cap with U.S. 

National Team in a 2-0 win over Mexico in October 2000 ... 
was part of the U.S. Under-21 National Team that competed in 
France in April 1994. 

PERSONAL: Has one daughter, Kaitryn (4)... plays golf in 
spare time ... devotes free time to community work and soccer 
clinics ... enjoys Mexican food and vacationing in California. 
















2008 REVS: 
HEAPS 






ON 



JAY HEAPS 

Position Defender 

Hometown 

#6 

Lonqmeadow, Mass. 

Heiqht 5-9 

College 

Duke 

Weiqht 155 lbs. 

Youth Club Team 

Boston Eaqles 

D.O.B. Auq. 2,1976 (Nashua, N.H.) 

Status 

Senior Roster 


How Acquired: Traded to the Revolution, with a 2003 second-round draft choice, in exchange 
for Brian Dunseth and a 2003 first-round draft choice on June 20, 2001. 


Heaps has established himself as one of the league's most 
reliable outside backs ... possesses the speed and aggres¬ 
siveness to get forward down the flank and join the attack ... 
an effective and determined tackier and is exceptionally strong 
in the air ... will play as a right back in a three-man defense 
and as the right fullback or centrally in a four-man back line ... 
is a threat on the end of set pieces because of his tremendous 
leaping abilities ... began his pro career as a midfielder ...an 
all-out player, Heaps wears his heart on his sleeve ...a native 
son of New England who remains a fan favorite in Foxborough 
... is the active leader in all three Revolution longevity career 
categories entering 2008: appearances, starts and minutes ... 
enters 2008 ranked 10th in MLS career minutes played 
(22,493) ...one of three Revs players who have started and 
played in each of New England's four MLS Cup appearances 
(2002, 2005, 2006 & 2007)... signed a contract extension at 
the end of the 2007 season. 

2007: Started at right back in all 28 games in which he played. 
Left the game at Kansas City on Aug. 19 in the 45th minute 
with a calf injury, his first time missed because of injury in his 
Revolution career. He later missed games against the Red 
Bulls on Aug. 25 and Dallas on Sept. 15 with the same injury. 
Scored his first goal since June 25, 2005 when he netted the 
go-ahead goal at D.C. on Sept. 9 early in the second half. 
Started and played all 90 minutes in each of the Revs' four 
postseason games, including his fourth MLS Cup appearance 


on Nov. 18 against Houston. At the end of the season, moved 
into MLS' top 10 for career minutes played (22,493). 

2006: A standout member of the Revs' record-setting defense 
that allowed just 35 goals and had a 1.09 goals against aver¬ 
age. For the second season, played every minute of all 31 
games in which he played, matching career highs in both 
appearances and minutes. Recorded four assists on the sea¬ 
son, including three game-winning helpers, to rank first among 
Revs defenders. Assisted on Taylor Twellman's game-winning 
goal - and record-setting 75th career goal - at D.C. on Oct. 7. 
Started all four of the Revs' MLS Cup Playoff matches, playing 
all 420 minutes of the 2006 postseason. Established new 
Revs club records for appearances (160) and minutes played 
(14,274) during the 2006 season, and shared the New 
England team record for career starts (155) with Joe 
Franchino. 

2005: Had arguably his best season as a pro. With the Revs' 
switch from a 4-4-2 to a 3-5-2 system, slotted in to the right 
back role, effectively limiting the league's best attackers week- 
in and week-out. Established career highs for regular season 
games played and games started (31) and minutes played 
(2,790). Scored one goal - a game-tying tally against the 
MetroStars on June 25 in the 72nd minute - and added five 
assists. 




































2004: Heaps continued to hold down his place as the starting 
right back in Steve Nicol's team for most of the 2004 cam¬ 
paign and through the playoffs. Logged 2,415 regular season 
minutes in 28 appearances. Scored the Revs' first goal of the 
season at The Home Depot Center in the 2004 opener against 
the L.A. Galaxy. 

2003: Totaled a team-best 2,579 minutes while appearing in 
28 of the Revs' 30 games. The team's top scoring defender, 
netting three goals and adding one assist. Was shown the first 
regular-season red card of his Revolution career. Tied a team- 
high by tallying two blocks. 

2002: In his first full season with the club, finished third on the 
team in scoring with 10 points while playing in 27 of the Revs' 
28 games, primarily at right back. Scored two goals and 
added six assists. An integral part of a defense that posted 
two clean sheets in the 2002 MLS Cup Playoffs quarterfinal 
series against Chicago, allowing only one goal in the run of 
play. In the Eastern Conference Final series, scored the only 
goal of the game in the Revs' 1-0 Game Two victory against 
Columbus. 

2001: Returned to Massachusetts, where he grew up, in a 
trade from Miami on June 20 for defender Brian Dunseth. 
Played a total of 28 games in the season, 13 with Miami 
before seeing time in 15 with New England after the trade. 

Had four assists on the season, including three for the Revs. 
Made his Revolution debut on June 20 against Colorado, play¬ 
ing the second half as a substitute. Made his first New 
England start - as a defender - on July 4 at Dallas. 

2000: Played 29 games, scoring a career-best five goals and 
recording six assists and tied for fourth on the Fusion with 16 
points. Named an MLS East All-Star, playing the final 45 min¬ 
utes and scoring one goal and adding one assist in the East's 
9-4, come-from-behind victory. Played every minute of the 
Fusion’s action in the Lamar Hunt U.S. Open Cup. Set the 
then Miami record for blocked shots in a season with five. 


Year, leading all rookies in minutes played (2,511) and ranking 
second in goals (3), points (!) and games played (29). Netted 
three goals and recorded one assist. Scored a goal in his MLS 
debut against the MetroStars on March 20. Played all 180 
minutes for Miami in the Eastern Conference Semifinals 
against D.C. 

COLLEGE: As a senior at Duke, won the 1998 Missouri 
Athletic Club Award as the top collegiate player, and was the 
NSCAA Scholar-Athlete of the year that same season. Was a 
three-time Hermann Trophy (national player of the year) final¬ 
ist, and was a four-time first-team All-ACC pick, four-time ACC 
All-Tournament performer and a four-time NSCAA All-South 
Region selection. Left the Duke program ranked third in career 
goals (45), fourth in career assists (37) and tied for second in 
career points (127). Was the Soccer America National 
Freshman of the Year and ACC Freshman of the Year in 1995. 
Earned a basketball scholarship at Duke University as a walk- 
on point guard, and played three-and-a-half seasons with the 
Blue Devils basketball team before leaving midway through 
his senior season to pursue his soccer career. Named one of 
Duke's "Top 10 Devils of the Decade" by the Duke Chronicle. 

U.S. NATIONAL TEAM: Has been called into U.S. National 
Team camp several times, but has yet to earn a cap ... most 
recently called into U.S. National Team squad for the World 
Cup qualifier against Panama on Oct. 12, 2005 ... selected to 
the gameday roster for the USMNT match against Jamaica on 
Sept. 9,1999 ... a former member of the Under-17 and Under- 
20 National Teams. 

PERSONAL: Heaps and his wife, Danielle, have two children: 
John F. "Jack" Heaps IV (3), and Olivia (1)... hobbies include 
golf, travel and movies ... his favorite non-soccer sports team 
is the Duke Blue Devils men's basketball team and his favorite 
athlete is Grant Hill... his favorite vacation spots are the 
Cayman Islands and St. Thomas ... favorite musical group is 
The Killers and his favorite TV shows are Survivor and The 
Amazing Race. 


1999: Drafted with the second overall pick in the 1999 MLS 
College Draft by the Miami Fusion. Voted MLS Rookie of the 













2008 REVS: 



KYLE HELTON 


#19 


Position 

Defender/Midfielder 

Hometown 

Alpharetta, Ga. 

Height 

5-8 

College 

Duke 

Weight 

160 lbs. 

Youth Club Team 

Atlanta Fire 

D.O.B. 

May 20,1986 (Birmignham, Ala.) 

Status 

Developmental Roster 


How Acquired: Selected by the Revolution in the fourth round (51st overall) in the 2007 MLS 
SuperDraft. 


Helton proved himself to be a good, solid tough-tackling 
defender while at Duke ... Signed with the Revs on May 19, 
2007 after finishing his degree at Duke and graduating with 
his public policy degree. 

2007: Did not see any first-team action but made eight 
reserve division appearances - all starts. Played both at right 
back and in the defensive midfield in the squad's 4-4-2 and 3- 
5-2 alignments. Earned an assist on fellow Duke alum Chris 
Loftus’ first reserve division goal on May 27 against the 
Kansas City reserves. Scored a stoppage-time goal against 
the Real Salt Lake Reserves on July 29. Made his profession¬ 
al debut on July 10 in the third round of the U.S. Open Cup 
against the Rochester Rhinos, entering the game in the 84th 
minute in the defensive midfield. 


scored two goals in 63 career appearances for Duke. Helped 
the Blue Devils reach a national ranking of number one late in 
the 2006 season. A member of the Duke team that won the 
2005 ACC Tournament. 

U.S. NATIONAL TEAM: A former member of the U.S. Under- 
17 National Team. Played more than 60 matches with the 
youth national teams in 2002 and 2003. 

PERSONAL: Son of Mervin and Anita Helton ... has one older 
brother, Kevin, and one older sister, Charmagne ... plays the 
piano in his spare time ... finished high school in three years 
... began playing soccer at age four. 


COLLEGE: A second-team All-ACC selection as a senior 
defender. Helped back the Blue Devils' defense that posted an 
0.82 goals against average in 2006. Helton recorded four 
assists as a senior, pushing his career total to 14. He also 



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AMAECHI IGWE 


#2 


Position 

Defender/Midfielder 

Hometown 

Belmont, Calif. 

Height 

6-0 

College 

Santa Clara 

Weight 

165 lbs. 

Youth Club Team 

none 

D.O.B. 

May 20,1988 (San Francisco, Calif.) 

Status 

Generation adidas (2007) 


How Acquired: Selected by the Revolution in the first round (12th overall) of the 2007 MLS 
SuperDraft 


A player who has excelled at the youth International level and 
was a member of the 2007 U.S. FIFA Under-20 World Cup 
squad... Igwe brings the ability to play anywhere on the left 
side of the field or anywhere across the back... possesses 
great spead ... a solid defender who can also get forward, 
Igwe comes from a family with a strong soccer background... 
his father, Tony, had a successful career as a Nigeria interna¬ 
tional and both of his siblings played soccer at Santa Clara ... 
Igwe is a member of the 2007 Generation adidas class having 
signed a contract with MLS after his freshman season at 
Santa Clara. 


U.S. NATIONAL TEAM: A member of the U.S. Under-20 team 
that advanced to the quarterfinals of the 2007 Under-20 World 
Cup in Canada last summer... has 20 caps and has scored 
one goal with the U20s ... made two substitute appearances 
at the U20 World Cup ... had five appearances for the U20s in 
2006, scoring one goal... joined U.S. Soccer's Residency 
Program at the IMG Soccer Academy (Bradenton, Fla.) in 
Sept. 2004 ... made 15 appearances -11 starts - at left back 
for the U-17s in 2005, scoring five goals and adding two 
assists ... scored his first international goal against Canada on 
April 24, 2005. 


2007: Did not make a first-team appearance, but made 11 
appearances - all starts - for the Revs’ reserves. Scored one 
reserve-team goal, the eventual game-winner against the 
Columbus reserves on June 17. Spent large parts of the sea¬ 
son playing with the U.S. Under-20 Team in preparations lead¬ 
ing up to the 2007 FIFA Under-20 World Cup and then in 
Canada at the tournament where he made two appearances. 
Selected to play with MLS’ Generation adidas team in its post¬ 
season tour of Spain. 

COLLEGE: Played one season at Santa Clara, garnering All- 
West Coast Conference honorable mention and All-Freshman 
Team honors, helping the Broncos advance to the NCAA 
Tournament quarterfinals. Scored five goals and added three 
assists playing as a forward. 


PERSONAL: Son of Tony and Lisa Igwe ... his brother, 
Kelechi, also played soccer at Santa Clara, while his sister, 
Chioma, transferred to Santa Clara from Cal in 2006 to play 
soccer... is the second member of his family to play for U.S. 
Soccer as Chioma also has U19 National Team experience .. 
his father Tony was born in Jos Plateau, Nigeria, and repre¬ 
sented his country in the Olympic Games in Mexico City in 
1968, and captained the Nigeria National Team during World 
Cup qualifying tournaments in 1969 and 1973 ...Tony also 
played collegiate soccer at the University of San Francisco, 
where he was a member of three national championship 
teams. 




















2008 REVS: 
JOSEPH 




I DM 


SHALRIE JOSEPH 


#21 


Position 

Midfielder 

Hometown 

Brooklyn, N.Y. 

Heiqht 

6-3 

College 

St. Johns (N.Y.) 

Weight 

180 lbs. 

Youth Club Team 

none 

D.O.B. 

May 24,1978 (Saint George, Grenada) 

Status 

Senior Roster 


How Acquired: Selected by the Revolution in the second round (14th overall) in the 2002 
MLS SuperDraft; Signed on Dec. 3, 2002. 


Joseph is the whole package as a player, controlling the game and sat out the game against Chicago on May 6. Sent Khano 

from his defensive midfield position... is a perennial MLS Smith in down the left for the game-winning goal in the 1-0 

MVP candidate and was the 2007 Caribbean Footballer of the victory against Colorado on Sept. 29. Played a one-two with 
Year... as tenacious a ball-winner and tackier as there is in Steve Ralston against Columbus (Oct. 13), setting up 

MLS who is a two-time "Best XI" performer... Joseph's superi- Ralston's then game-tying goal in the 83rd minute. Started 

or passing touch and good decision making means that he is and played all 90 minutes in all four of the Revs' postseason 

the trigger-point for the Revs' build-up play... rarely loses an games. Recorded two assists in postseason action, setting up 
aerial duel... a talismanic presence, vocal leader and respect- the play that led to Taylor Twellman’s game- and series-win¬ 
ed communicator on the field and in the locker room ...one of ning goal in Game Two of the Eastern Conference Semifinal 

the team's first-choice penalty-kick takers ...is 6-for-7 from the Series against New York, and then setting up Twellman’s go- 

spot in penalty-kick attempts in his MLS career and now holds ahead goal in the first half of MLS Cup 2007. 

a share of the New England club career record in PKs made 

... has started in the midfield in each of the Revs’ last three 2006: An MLS All-Star "First XI" selection, but was unable to 
appearances in MLS Cup (2005, 2006 & 2007)... voted to the play in the league's all-star match against EPL champion 

MLS All-Star Came as a First XI (top vote-getter) selection Chelsea FC because of the Revs' rescheduled game at 

each of the past two seasons, and is a four-time selection to Chivas USA. Voted Revolution Best Defender by the New 

the All-Star team ... signed a long-term contract extension at England soccer media. Scored three goals and added one 

the end of the 2007 regular-season after drawing interest from assist while controlling the Revs' midfield. Notched two goals 

overseas. on May 6 in the Revs' 4-0 victory over Los Angeles at Gillette 

Stadium. Missed the final five games of the regular season 

2007: An MLS Best XI selection at season’s end. Was an MLS after undergoing surgery to repair torn ligaments and nerves in 
All-Star “First XI" honoree and started against Celtic FC at his right hand, but returned to start the three postseason 

Dick’s Sporting Goods Park in July. Started all 27 games in games for which he was available. Played all 120 minutes of 

which he played during the regular season, missing two MLS Cup 2006, converting his shot in the game-deciding 

games with injuries and one with a red-card suspension. penalty kicks. 

Scored four goals on the season: three penalty kicks (April 14 

vs. TFC, May 26 vs. KC and July 22 vs. HOU) and the game- 2005: Elected to the league Best XI and All-Star teams and 
winner at Houston on May 19. Also added five assists to voted Revolution team Most Valuable Player by the New 

match his single-season high, four of them game-winning England soccer media. Considered by most observers to have 

assists. Recorded his first assist in more than a year on May been the MLS Select team's best player in the Trofeo 

12 at Los Angeles - on Taylor Twellman’s game-winning goal Santiago Bernabeau match at Real Madrid on August 23. 

in the 85th minute. Was shown a red card at D.C. on May 3 Added six goals to his usual tough-tackling, accurate-passing 




























brand of play. Recorded his first-career two-goal game against 
the MetroStars at Giants Stadium on Sept. 17, also adding an 
assist in that game. 


2003: Joseph became a force in central midfield during his 
rookie year with the Revolution, appearing in 28 games and 
finishing second on the club in minutes played with 2,466. 
Made his MLS debut on April 19 against Columbus at Gillette 
Stadium when he came on for Daniel Hernandez at halftime. 
One week later he made his first start in Dallas and was a fix¬ 
ture in Steve Nicol's starting lineup from that point on, missing 
just one game. Finished the season with two goals and two 
assists for six points and his strong partnership with Jose 
Cancela in central midfield helped spur the Revs to a 6-0-1 
record over the final two months of the regular season. Played 
briefly in goal against Chicago on July 19. Recorded his first- 
career MLS point (an assist) on May 17 in a 3-0 victory over 
Chicago at home, then scored his first career MLS goal on 
Sept. 28 against Columbus in a 3-2, overtime victory at home. 


BEFORE MLS: Joseph was originally drafted by the 
Revolution in the second round (14th overall) in the 2002 MLS 
SuperDraft. Pursued playing opportunities with teams in Italy 
and Germany before returning to the United States, where he 


played for the New York Freedoms of the D3 Pro-League dur¬ 
ing the 2002 season. He scoring seven goals and added one 
assist with the Freedoms. 


2004: In his sophomore season in MLS, Joseph staked a 
claim to being the premier contention midfielder in the league. 
Started and played in 23 regular season matches and all three 
Revs playoffs games, registering three regular-season assists. 
Missed two games in June to play in World Cup qualifying with 
Grenada. Also missed action because of a broken nose (two 
games) and a hip flexor/quadriceps injury (three games). 
Accumulated just four regular season yellow cards despite 
playing an aggressive style, a testament to his good timing 
and tackling technique. Was a 2004 Sierra Mist MLS All-Star. 


COLLEGE: Began college career at Bryant & Stratton College 
in Syracuse, N.Y. for two years before transferring to St. 

John's University... earned NSCAA All-America honors at St. 
John's as a senior in 2001... led the Red Storm to the NCAA 
College Cup semifinals in 2001 where they lost to Pat 
Noonan's Indiana squad ... a two-time NSCAA all-region and 
two-time All-BIG EAST selection ... played defense, midfield 
and forward during his time at St. John's ... his two-year goal 
total of 21 goals ranked 10th all-time at St. John's ... scored 
14 goals and added two assists as a junior playing forward, 
but retreated to defense as a senior, still managing to post 
seven goals and four assists in his final season. 


GRENADA NATIONAL TEAM: The native of Saint George, 
Grenada has appeared more than 10 times for the Grenada 
National Team. Played in the Copa Caribe, the pre-qualifying 
tournament for the 2002 CONCACAF Gold Cup, as well as 
World Cup Qualifiers. Played in CONCACAF region FIFA 
World Cup qualifying matches for Grenada in 2004. Named 
Grenada's Footballer of the Year in 2003. 


PERSONAL: Trained in Italy and Germany during the 2002 
season ... majored in sports management at St. John's ... 
nicknamed "Charlie," "Chaz" or anything else that sounds like 
Shalrie ... a citizen of Grenada, but his family moved to Crown 
Heights, Brooklyn when he was a teenager and Joseph con¬ 
siders himself a New Yorker, as well as a Grenadian ... 
favorite soccer team other than the Revs is Arsenal... favorite 
soccer memory is going to the NCAA Final Four with St. 
John's ... listens to rap and reggae music ... favorite film is 
Scarface and favorite TV show is The Wire. 










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BRAD KNIGHTON #24 


Position 

Goalkeeper 

Hometown 

Richmond, Va. 

Height 

6-1 

College 

UNC-Wilminqton 

Weight 

180 lbs. 

Youth Club Team 

Richmond Strikers 

D.O.B. 

Feb. 6,1985 (Hickory, N.C.) 

Status 

Developmental Roster 


How Acquired: Signed by the Revolution as an undrafted free agent on March 7, 2007. 


An athletic goalkeeper who caught the eyes of the Revolution 
coaching staff at the team's annual tryout in early February... 
went undrafted at the MLS SuperDraft and MLS Supplemental 
Drafts ... was coached by former Revs goalkeeper Aidan 
Heaney (1996-97) at UNC-Wllmlngton ... after impressing on 
the teams trip to Bermuda, was offered a developmental con¬ 
tract ... made three preseason appearances, starting two 
games ... earned the win in the 3-1 victory over CD Olimpia, 
playing 90 minutes after Matt Reis came down with the flu. 

2007: Did not make a first-team appearance, but made six 
appearances for the reserves squad, including four starts. 
Posted a 1.40 goals against average in 450 minutes of action 
with the reserves. Was 2-3-0 on the season with one shutout: 
on July 22 vs. Houston reserves. Made six saves against the 
Houston reserves and seven saves against the Real Salt Lake 
reserves (July 29). Combined with Doug Warren for the 
shutout against the New York Red Bulls reserves on Sept. 22. 


COLLEGE: A two-time NSCAA All-Southeast Region and All- 
Colonial Athletic Association selection ... set the school record 
for single-season goals against average (0.83) in his final sea¬ 
son while posting six shutouts ... finished his collegiate career 
ranked first in UNC-Wilmington history in shutouts (24) and 
GAA (1.07), and fourth in career saves (295)... started all but 
four of UNCW's games in his career... 

PERSONAL: Son of Wayne and Bonnie Knighton ... has one 
brother... majored in exercise science at UNC-Wilmington ... 
his collegiate head coach, Aiden Heaney, was an original 
member of the Revolution (1996-97)... attended the same 
high school - Mills Godwin - as Revs teammate Adam 
Cristman ... his favorite movies are Days of Thunder and 
Remember the Titans ... his favorite goalkeeper is Oliver Khan 
... trained with Middlesboro (EPL) during college. 


















JEFF LARENTOWICZ 


#13 


Position 


Midfielder 


Height 


6-1 


Hometown 

College 


West Chester, Pa. 
Brown 


Weight 

D.O.B. 


Aug. 5. 


_ 175 lbs. 

1983 (Pasadena, Calif.) 


Youth ClubTeam 
Status 


FC Delco 
Senior Roster 


How Acquired: Selected by the Revolution in the fourth round (45th overall) in the 2005 MLS 
Supplemental Draft. 


Larentowicz was arguably MLS' most-improved player from 
2006 to 2007, establishing himself as one of the league’s top 
up-and-coming talents in the midfield ... after a 2006 season 
that saw him earn a regular starting position paired with 
Shalrie Joseph, Larentowicz developed into a more well- 
rounded force in 2007, joining into the attack more and estab¬ 
lishing new single-season bests for goals and assists... does 
not shy away from physical play ...a good communicator, a 
tough tackier and a strong presence in the aerial game... 
named one of Boston's "Most Wanted Singles" by Boston 
magazine. 


appeared in all four postseason games, starting two in the 
midfield. Recorded his first-career MLS goal on Aug. 27, net¬ 
ting the game-winning goal against Columbus at Gillette 
Stadium. Assisted on Andy Dorman's game-tying goal in the 
Revs' improbable 3-3 draw at Chicago on June 11, helping to 
cap the Revs' two-goal comeback during stoppage time. 
Against USL-1 side Rochester Raging Rhinos in the fourth 
round of the U.S. Open Cup, scored the game-winning penalty 
kick after a 0-0 game through two extra-time sessions, send¬ 
ing the Revs through to the quarterfinals against the Chicago 
Fire. 


2007: Started 28 games in the defensive midfield, missing two 
with a right eye injury. Scored three goals and added four 
assists. Had a career day against Chicago on May 6, scoring 
a goal off a corner and later assisting on Steve Ralston's 
game-winning goal in the second half for his first-career multi¬ 
ple point game. After recording an assist on Pat Noonan’s 
goal, left at halftime of the Revs’ game against Toronto on 
June 23 after suffering a right eye injury - marking the first 
minutes he wasn’t on the field in the season. Missed both 
Chivas USA games on June 30 (away) and July 7 (home) with 
the eye injury, but returned to play 90 minutes at New York on 
July 14. Garnered international media attention, especially in 
Great Britain, for the protective eyewear he used while his eye 
continued to recover. Scored the game-winning goal at RSL 
on July 29 on a powerful free kick from 24 yards, after assist¬ 
ing on Pat Noonan's goal to open the scoring. Netted the 
game-tying goal - a low diving header - in first-half stoppage 
time against Carolina RailHawks in the U.S. Open Cup semifi¬ 
nal on Sept. 4. Scored New England’s only goal at Chicago on 
Oct. 6. Started all four of the Revs’ postseason games. 

2006: Established himself as a presence in the midfield after 
earning a spot in the lineup due to injuries and international 
call-ups. Made his first appearance of 2006 on May 6 against 
Los Angeles and appeared in each of the next 15 games and 
26 of the next 28 games, starting 19 total matches. Also 


2005: Made his MLS debut on May 14 at D.C., entering the 
match in the 89th minute ... Played in and started 11 Reserve 
Division matches for the Revs while captaining the squad; his 
890 minutes were second on the Revs' reserve squad. 

COLLEGE: In 66 collegiate appearances, the central defender 
scored seven goals and six assists ... helped Brown capture 
two Ivy League Championships ... a two-time second-team 
NSCAA All-America selection and a four-time All-Ivy performer 
at Brown. 

PERSONAL: Son of Ron and Margie Larentowicz ... has one 
older sister, Laura... trained with Malmo FF of Allsvenskan, 
the premier league in Sweden, during the summer between 
his junior and senior years at Brown, and with Ipswitch Town 
of England’s second division in the off-season after the 2005 
MLS season ... majored in Public Policy and American 
Institutions at Brown ... a graduate of Chestnut Hill Academy 
in Philadelphia, where he lettered in soccer, basketball, and 
golf... lists David Bowie, Explosions in the Sky, Radiohead, 
The Smiths, New Order, The Decemberists and Wu-Tang Clan 
among his current favorite musical artists ... won back-to-back 
national championship with FC Delco Arsenal in 2002 and 
2003 and returned to the club to help coach during the past 
Revs off-season ... other hobbies include golf and Wikipedia. 






















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ABDOULIE MANSALLY #29 


Position 

Forward/Midfielder 

Hometown: 

Banjul, Gambia 

Height 

5-10 

Youth Club Team 

Real de Banjul (GAM) 

Weight 

160 lbs. 

Status 

Senior Roster/International 

D.O.B. 

January 29,1989 (Banjul, Gambia) 

Citizenship 

Gambia 


How Acquired: Signed by the Revolution as a youth international on Sept. 6, 2007. 


A fate-season signee, Mansally is a prospect who has per¬ 
formed well at the youth international level... a natural for¬ 
ward, but can also play in an attacking role in the midfield if 
needed ...has good speed and is fearless on the attack ... 
helped lead Gambia’s Under-20 Team to the knockout rounds 
of the 2007 FIFA Under-20 World Cup. 

2007: The late-season signee made his MLS debut on Oct. 6 
at Chicago, entering in the 76th minute and playing up top in 
place of Pat Noonan. Made only one appearance with the first 
team, but had four appearances with the reserve squad - all 
starts. Scored two goals for the reserves, including one at 
New York on Sept. 22. Scored the game-tying goal on a free 
kick in the 86th minute against the Columbus reserves on Oct. 
14. 


starting three in the midfield ... scored the game-winning goal 
against Portugal that sent Gambia through to the knockout 
rounds ... also played a key role in Gambia’s advancement to 
the semifinals of the African Youth Championships in 2007. 

PERSONAL: Prefers to be called by his middle name, 
“Kenny"... is one of Ousman Mansally and Kaddy Saijo's 
seven children ... has three brothers (Omar, Babucarr and 
Saikou) and three sisters (Yama, Nyanya and Mai)... his 
favorite soccer team is Barcelona, and his favorite player is 
Rivaldo ... listens to reggae music ... favorite movie is 300 ... 
is an avid video gamer, especially Playstation games ... also 
plays basketball in his spare time ... his favorite soccer 
moment is when he scored against Portugal at the 2007 FIFA 
Under-20 World Cup in Canada. 


GAMBIA NATIONAL TEAM: Appeared in all four of Gambia's 
games at the 2007 FIFA Under-20 World Cup in Canada, 



























SAINEY NYASSI 


#31 


Position 

Midfielder/Forward 

Height 

5-8 

Weight 

155 lbs. 

D.O.B. 

Jan. 31,1989 (Bwiam, Gambia) 


Hometown _ Bwiam, Gambia 

Youth Club Team Ports Authority (GAM) 
Status Developmental Roster/International 
Nationality _ Gambia 


How Acquired: Signed by the Revolution as a youth international on Aug. 31, 2007. 


A prospect who has performed well at the youth International 
level, Nyassi has exceptional quickness ...can play on either 
side of the midfield or at forward if needed... is good techni¬ 
cally and is good at taking on defenders in the attacking third 
of the field... helped lead Gambia's Under-20 Team to the 
knockout rounds of the 2007 FIFA Under-20 World Cup. 

2007: The late-season signee made his MLS debut at D.C. on 
Sept. 9, playing the final eight minutes on the right wing. Made 
just the one MLS appearance with the first team, but made 
four appearances with the reserve side after his signing. 
Scored two goals, including his first goal - against the New 
York reserves - on Sept. 22. Scored again in his next reserve 
game, this time at Chicago on Oct. 7. Made his first-ever Revs 
appearance as a substitute winger in the Revs' victory over 
the Carolina RailHawks in the U.S. Open Cup semifinals on 
Sept. 4 when he helped create Pat Noonan's game-winning 
goal in extra time that sent the Revs on to the finals. 


GAMBIA NATIONAL TEAM: Started all four of Gambia's 
games at the 2007 FIFA Under-20 World Cup in Canada ... 
also played a key role in Gambia’s advancement to the semifi¬ 
nals of the African Youth Championships ... is a former mem¬ 
ber of Gambia’s Under-17 National Team. 

PERSONAL: Is the son of Abubacarr Nyassi and Anna 
Sanneh ... has a twin brother, Sanna, and a younger sister, 
Nyima (16), and younger brother, Aziz (14)... his favorite soc¬ 
cer team is Arsenal, and his favorite player is Thierry Henry... 
likes to listen to R&B and his favorite movie is “Rush Hour"... 
his favorite soccer memory was playing against Brazil with 
Gambia’s Under-17 National Team. 





















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MICHAEL PARKHURST #15 


Position 

Defender 

Hometown 

Cranston, R.l. 

Heiqht 

5-11 

College 

Wake Forest 

Weight 

155 lbs. 

Youth Club Team 

Bayside United 

D.O.B. 

Jan. 24,1984 (Providence, R.l.) 

Status 

Senior Roster 


How Acquired: Selected by the Revolution in the first round (ninth overall) in the 2005 MLS 
SuperDraft 


One of America's top defenders, Parkhurst is a rarity: an effec¬ 
tive central defender who is also a skillful soccer player... 
2007 was truly a career year for Parkhurst, garnering MLS 
“Best XI" honors, winning both the MLS Defender of the Year 
and Fair Play awards and earning his first international caps 
with the U.S. senior national team ... often wins the ball 
because of his ability to read the play before it unfolds... pos¬ 
sesses a keen sense of tactical understanding and is a heady 
defender who plays bigger than his physique ...has remark¬ 
able passing touch for a back and possesses deceptive speed 
...the 2005 MLS Rookie of the Year and 2006 MLS U.S. 
Soccer Foundation Humanitarian of the Year, Parkhurst 
devotes a great deal of time to appearances and community 
service initiatives ... voted to the 2007 MLS All-Star Came as 
a “First XI" (top vote-getter) selection, marking his second 
career All-Star nod... grew up a fan of the Revs and attended 
the team's first ever home game at Foxboro Stadium in 1996. 

2007: An MLS Best XI honoree and the 2007 MLS Visa 
Defender of the Year. Also won the 2007 MLS Fair Play 
Award. Started all 25 games for which he was available. 
Committed just five fouls during the regular-season and went 
the full season without being cautioned. Scored his first-career 
MLS goal - on his first-ever MLS shot - at Toronto on Oct. 20 
- when he chipped Toronto keeper Kenny Stamatopoulos from 
behind the midfield line in first-half stoppage time. His goal 
was one of five finalists for MLS Sierra Mist Goal of the Year. 
When injuries struck the central midfield, Parkhurst played in 
the defensive midfield for several games: May 6 vs. Chicago, 
June 30 at Chivas USA and July 7 vs. Chivas USA. Missed 
the Revs’ first three games with a dislocated left shoulder, suf¬ 
fered during one of the Revs’ preseason trips, and also 
missed two Revs games because of National Team duty. 

Voted to the MLS All-Star Game “First XI" as one of the top 
vote-getting defenders, and started against Scottish power¬ 
house Celtic FC, playing 83 minutes in MLS' 2-0 victory. 


Started and played all 90 minutes in each of the Revs’ four 
postseason games on their way to a third-straight appearance 
in the MLS Cup title game. Anchored the Revs' defense, which 
allowed just two goals in the postseason and posted three 
straight shutouts to begin the playoffs. 

2006: Anchored MLS’ best defense that allowed just 35 goals 
in 32 games for a club record 1.09 goals against average. 
Honored as MLS’ U.S. Soccer Foundation Humanitarian of the 
Year for his exemplary community involvement. After missing 
the first two games of the season, played every minute of the 
remaining 30 regular-season games and all four postseason 
contests. Was voted to Soccer America's 2006 MLS Cup 
Playoffs Best XI as the Revs had a team GAA of 0.64 in their 
four-game run. 

2005: Won MLS Gatorade Rookie of the Year award. 

Parkhurst played every minute of every Revolution MLS regu¬ 
lar-season game (2880) in 2005, making him one of only five 
MLS players to do so that year. Committed just six fouls in the 
course of the entire regular season. 

COLLEGE: One of the best defenders in the nation while at 
Wake Forest... a two-time NSCAA Second-Team All-America 
performer (2003 and 2004) and a 2004 Soccer America first- 
team performer... a two-time NSCAA All-South Region hon¬ 
oree and a three-time All-ACC selection ... voted ACC 
Defender of the Year as a junior... started every game in 
which he appeared in his three seasons at Wake Forest (62 
games)... scored one goal and added two assists as a colle¬ 
gian, all in his junior season ... was a two-time team MVP. 


















REVOLUTION 


U.S. NATIONAL TEAM: Has three caps for the U.S. National Michael and Marian Parkhurst... his sister, Molly, was a cap- 

Team as of March 1, 2008 ... made his international debut at t a '" f°r University of Rhode Island's women's soccer team ... 



PERSONAL: Married his wife Sam during the off-season 
before reporting to U.S. National Team Camp ... is the son of 


the 2007 CONCACAF Gold Cup, making starts against 
Trinidad & Tobago and El Salvador... played in the El 
Salvador match at Gillette Stadium in the team’s final game of 
Group B play ... before making his international debut in 2007, 
Parkhurst was twice called into camp for the full U.S. Men's 
National Team but declined the invitations: early in 2005 by 
Bruce Arena, and then again in 2006 under then-interim head 
coach Bob Bradley ... was a member of U.S. Under-17 team 
while at IMG Soccer Academy. 


was in the stands for the first ever New England Revolution 
game at Foxboro Stadium ... was on the Dean's List every 
semester at Wake Forest and is currently finishing his degree 
via online classes during the season ... played his club soccer 
in Rhode Island with Bayside United before going on to attend 
the IMG Soccer Academy in Bradenton, Fla., at the age of 14 
... holds U.S. and Rep. of Ireland citizenship ... attended the 
2001 adidas Elite Soccer Program and was a member of the 
Generation adidas Class of 2005. 


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STEVE RALSTON 


CAPTAIN 


#14 


Position 

Midfielder 

Hometown 

St. Louis, Mo. 

Height 

5-9 

College 

Florida International 

Weight 

160 lbs. 

Youth Club Team 

Scott Gallaqher 

D.O.B. 

June 14,1974 (St. Louis, Mo.) 

Status 

Senior Roster 


How Acquired: Selected by the Revolution in the first round (sixth overall) of the 2002 Allocation 
Draft. 


Arguably the best right-sided midfielder in MLS history, 

Ralston possesses great technique, tactical knowledge and 
determination... debuted in the central attacking midfield role 
late in the 2007 season and through the playoffs to great 
effect ...he has also filled in capably as a left-sided midfielder 
and right fullback during his five seasons with the Revolution 
...the MLS "Iron Man," Ralston holds all three of the league's 
longevity records - minutes played (29,885), career appear¬ 
ances (337) and career starts (335) entering the 2008 season 
... also enters 2008 ranked first in MLS career assists (121) 
and game-winning assists (33) ...set the U.S. record for pro¬ 
fessional appearance s with his start at MLS Cup 2007, collect¬ 
ing his record 371st professional appearance ...is one of 
three Revs who have started and played in each of the Revs' 
four MLS Cup appearances (2002, 2005, 2006 & 2007)... last 
year, appeared to play like a man years younger with a 
renewed vigor and energy and was rewarded with his sixth 
career MLS All-Star nod... named team captain prior to the 
2007 season. 

2007 : Led MLS in assists (14) and scored four goals. Started 
all 26 games in which he appeared and played all but three 
minutes in which he was available this season. Missed two 


games while away on U.S. National Team duty for the CON- 
CACAF Gold Cup and two later in August with an illness. 
Claimed the MLS career assist record as his own with an 
assist on Andy Dorman's game-winning goal at New York on 
July 14. Had three multiple-assist games (April 14 vs. Toronto, 
May 6 vs. Chicago and Sept. 15 vs. Dallas) after not recording 
a multiple-assist game since Sept. 10, 2005 against 
Columbus. Scored two goals and added an assist - on Taylor 
Twellman's game-winning goal in the 90th minute - in the 
Revs’ 4-2 victory over Rochester in the third round of the U.S. 
Open Cup on July 10. Ralston’s goals came on a bending free 
kick and a stoppage-time penalty kick. Scored the game-win¬ 
ning goal and added two assists against Dallas on Sept. 15. 
Started at attacking midfield at Chicago on Oct. 6, where he 
stayed for the rest of the season through the conclusion of the 
MLS Cup Playoffs. Scored one goal and assisted on the Revs’ 
other goal against Columbus on Oct. 13. Started all four of the 
Revs’ postseason games, recording two assists. Set up 
Twellman’s game-winning goal against New York on Nov. 8 in 
Game Two of the Eastern Conference Semifinal Series, and 
Twellman’s go-ahead goal in the first half of MLS Cup 2007. 
Set the U.S. record for professional appearances at MLS Cup 
2007, his 371st professional appearance in his 12-year career. 











































2006 : Netted six goals and added five assists on the season, 
marking his ninth professional season with five or more goals. 
Ralston collected all five of his assists in the final 12 games of 
the regular season, in which the Revs went 6-2-4. Tied for the 
MLS lead in game-winning assists (4). Scored the game-tying 
goal in the final minute of stoppage time in the Revs' 1-1 draw 
at Kansas City on July 29. His go-ahead, turn-around goal at 
Chicago on July 8 was an at-large nomination for MLS Sierra 
Mist Goal of the Year. Set up Pat Noonan for the game-win¬ 
ning goal against the Red Bulls on Sept. 9 at Gillette Stadium. 
Assisted on Khano Smith's 88th-minute game-winning goal 
against Columbus on Oct. 14 to help the Revs clinch second 
place in the Eastern Conference. Spent much time during pre¬ 
season training and early season matches shuttling between 
the Revolution and U.S. Men's National Team camps and 
friendlies. 

2005 : With his start at Columbus on Sept. 21, Ralston made 
his 100th appearance in a Revolution uniform, his first having 
come on March 23, 2002 against the MetroStars. He finished 
the season with 103 starts, enough for fourth all-time in that 
category for the Revs. His assist on Taylor Twellman’s sixth- 
minute goal at the MetroStars on May 21 gave him the 
Revolution record 36th career assist to surpass Joe-Max 
Moore (35) as he finished the season with 40 career assists. 
With his assist on Twellman's 39th-minute game-winner 
against the Crew on Sept. 10, Ralston claimed the Revolution 
record for game-winning assists with eight, passing Mike 
Burns (seven GWA in 108 games) and Jose Cancela (seven 
GWA in 61 games). 

2004 : Ralston's versatility proved to be a huge asset to New 
England as Ralston filled-in at right fullback, left midfield and 
central midfield due to the Revs' injury problems. The 
Revolution's team MVP, tied for third on the team in goals (7) 
and tied for second on the team in assists (8). Only member 
of the team to play every minute of all 30 games in 2004. Was 
an MLS All-Star selection, his fourth such honor. Started all 
three of the Revs' playoff contests, scoring one goal and 
adding two assists. Assisted on Avery John's game-winning 
goal against Columbus in Game One of the Eastern 
Conference Semifinals, then converted a penalty kick and 
assisted on Pat Noonan's 85th-minute, game-tying goal 
against D.C. in the Eastern Conference Final. 

2003 : Though away on U.S. National Team duty for the middle 
portion of the MLS season, still put up strong numbers for the 
Revolution. Started 25 of the 26 games in which he played. 

Did not start the Revs' July 27 contest against D.C. after 
returning from national team duty. Converted the game-win¬ 
ning penalty kick vs. D.C. United on October 11 that clinched 
a playoff spot for New England. Started all three of the Revs' 
playoff contests. 


Crew, Ralston tallied his first points of the 2002 postseason, 
scoring in the 17th minute. 


2001 : Tampa Bay's team MVP, netted seven goals and record¬ 
ed six assists. His seven goals matched his previous career 
high, which he set as a rookie in 1996. Recorded 20-plus 
points for the fourth time in his career. Started all 25 games in 
which he played. Scored goals in three successive games 
(April 7 at Dallas, April 14 vs. Columbus and April 21 at the 
MetroStars). Received his first-ever red card for a hand-ball 
foul on May 19 at Miami, and missed the following game serv¬ 
ing the suspension. 


2000 : Earned his second-ever MLS Best XI honors and his 
second MLS Fair Play Award. Started all 30 of the games he 
played for the Mutiny, scoring five goals and recording 17 
assists. Named to the East team in the MLS All-Star Game. 
Started all eight of Tampa Bay's MLS Cup Playoffs games. 


1999 : Earned MLS Best XI honors for the first time in his 
career, was also awarded the MLS Fair Play Award. Scored 
five goals and had an MLS-high 18 assists, which added up to 
a career-high 28 points. Was the Mutiny Team MVP. Became 
the first player in MLS history to play 10,000 career minutes in 
a 2-1 shootout victory at Columbus on Aug. 22. Became 
Tampa Bay's all-time leading scorer at D.C. on Oct. 6 with an 
assist on Ritchie Kotchau's goal in a 4-2 victory. Started both 
MLS Cup Playoffs games against Columbus. 

1998 : Tallied five goals and recorded eight assists with Tampa 
Bay. Scored goals in three straight games for the first time in 
his career (July 29 at D.C., Aug. 6 vs. Miami and Aug. 14 vs. 
New England). Tied a then team record for four shots on goal 
- on four shots - against New York/New Jersey on May 3. 


1997 : Started in all 29 games he played for the Mutiny to lead 
the team. Netted five goals and recorded 11 assists to tie for 
second on the team in points. His assist total was second on 
the team only to Carlos Valderrama, who led the league with a 
then-record-tying 19. Named to the East team at the MLS All- 
Star Game. Played in one MLS Cup Playoffs game after miss¬ 
ing Tampa Bay's first game with an ankle injury. 

1996 : Drafted by Tampa Bay in the second round (18th over¬ 
all) of the 1996 MLS College Draft. Voted the first-ever MLS 
Rookie of the Year. Tallied seven goals and recorded two 
assists in his first professional campaign. His seven goals tied 
for second on the Mutiny. Five of his goals were game-win¬ 
ners, which tied for third-best in MLS. Was one of only two 
Tampa Bay players to start 31 games. Recorded three assists 
in the Mutiny's Eastern Conference Semifinal series against 
Columbus. Notched Tampa Bay's only goal in its 2-1 loss to 
D.C. in the Eastern Conference Championship. 


2002 : Taken sixth overall by the Revs in the MLS Allocation 
Draft on Jan.ll, after a six-year stay with the Tampa Bay 
Mutiny. Ended the season having earned his third MLS Best 
XI distinction. Led the league with 19 assists. Accounted for 
assists on slightly less than half (11) of Taylor Twellman's 
goals on the season (23). Was a starter on the MLS All-Star 
team, scoring the game winner in the 81st minute. In the deci¬ 
sive Game Three of the Eastern Conference Final against the 


COLLEGE: Starred for the Golden Panthers for three seasons 
(1993-95) after transferring from Forest Park Community 
College in St. Louis after his freshman season ... a two-time 
All-American at FIU ... led the nation in scoring as a junior 
with 56 points (19 goals and 18 assists), the second-highest 
total in school history ... set the FIU single-season assists 
record that season ... ranks first at FIU in career assists (33) 
and fourth in career scoring (113 points: 40 goals, 33 assists) 
and consecutive games with an assist (six), and shares the 



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record for hat tricks (3)... in 1994, Ralston led the Golden 2005 and 2007 CONCACAF Gold Cup-winning U.S. squads 

Panthers to their second-ever NCAA appearance and final ... was recalled to the National Team in 2007 for the first time 

national rankings of No. 14 in the coaches poll and No. 15 by since the final games before the 2006 World Cup squad was 

Soccer America. announced, making three appearances at the Gold Cup ... 

scored his first goal for the U.S. on Jan. 18, 2003 against 

U.S. NATIONAL TEAM: Has earned 36 caps and scored four Canada in the 4-0 victory ... earned his first U.S. cap on Jan. 

goals for the U.S. National Team as of January 1, 2008 ... an 17,1997, starting in the midfield against Peru in San Diego, 

alternate selection to the U.S.' 2006 FIFA World Cup squad ... 

scored game-winning goal in 2-0 victory against Mexico on PERSONAL: Married to Rachel and the couple has two 

Sept. 3, 2005, as the U.S. claimed a berth to the 2006 FIFA daughters, Anna (7) and Clara (newborn), and one son, Liam 

World Cup in Germany ... in the 53rd minute, Eddie Lewis (2)... is an avid fisherman and hunter... would like to coach 

served a free kick to the back post where Oguchi Onyewu soccer after his playing career is finished ... majored in educa- 

rose over his defender and headed the ball off the left post; tion at Florida International... his favorite sportsman is pro 

the ball deflected across the goalmouth to the right side and fisherman Kevin Van Dam ... a St. Louis native, Ralston is a 

Ralston had an easy header tap-in for the goal, his fourth with big St. Louis Cardinals fan ... also enjoys Mexican food and 

the MNT and his second during 2006 World Cup qualifying ... country and rock music ... his favorite soccer moment is his 

after a three-year lay-off from the USMNT player pool, became goal against Mexico on Sept. 3, 2005, a game the U.S. won to 

active in national-team events in 2003 and was a force during clinch a berth in the 2006 FIFA World Cup. 
the 2006 World Cup qualifying cycle ... was a member of the 










MATT REIS 


#1 


Position 

Goalkeeper 

Hometown 

Mission Vieio, Calif. 

Height 

6-1 

College 

UCLA 

Weight 

196 lbs. 

Youth Club Team 

Pateadores 

D.O.B. 

March 28,1975 (Atlanta, Ga.) 

Status 

Senior Roster 


How Acquired: Traded to the Revolution from Los Angeles in exchange for Alex Pineda Chacon 
and a 2004 conditional pick on Jan. 17, 2003. 


Considered by many to tie the top goalkeeper in the league, 
Reis brings an unmatched presence and intelligence to the 
position ... positionally sound, brave in traffic and excellent 
with the ball at his feet, Reis is also a strong organizer and 
communicator... serves as the team's captain in Steve 
Ralston’s absence ... a fantastic shot-stopper on penalty 
kicks, and one of head coach Steve Nicol's first selections to 
take penalty kicks ... holds every New England career goal¬ 
keeping record, including games played in goal (122), games 
started in goal (121), minutes played in goal (10,937), goals 
against average (1.28), wins (50), saves (485), shutouts (33) 
and saves percentage (.724) ...has 30 regular-season 
shutouts since the start of the 2005 season, more than any 
other MLS goalkeeper... enters 2008 having started and 
played every minute (including overtime if played) in each of 
the Revs’ last 78 MLS matches - regular-season and playoffs 
- dating back to September 2005, a span of 6,910 minutes ... 
enters 2008 second on MLS' list of consecutive minutes 
played (regular-season games only), having played in the 
team's last 6,300 minutes - shy of Pat Onstad's record 6,648- 
minute stretch (2005-2007)... is ranked second in MLS career 
postseason goals against average (0.71) behind former Rev 
Adin Brown (0.67)... now has seven career postseason 
shutouts (six with Revs)... nominated for 2007 ESPY Award 
for Best MLS player... voted to the 2007 MLS Ail-Star Came 
as a “First XI" (top vote-getter) selection ... his selection 
marked his third consecutive All-Star nod. 


2007 : Started all 30 games and played 90 minutes in every 
contest for 2,700 total minutes in the season - tied for the 
second-highest mark in MLS. His 14 wins were his second- 
highest career total and ranked him second in MLS, two shy of 
his career-best 16, which he registered in 2005 with the Revs. 
Posted 10 shutouts in the regular season, his third straight 
year reaching the 10-shutout mark. Made 120 saves, the sec¬ 
ond-highest season total in his career, to rank second in MLS. 
Made five or more saves 11 times during the season. Matched 
his single-game career high (regular-season) with nine saves 
at D.C. on May 3, including a diving save of the potential 
game-winning goal in the final minute of stoppage time. 
Recorded three shutouts in the postseason, blanking the Red 
Bulls in both games of the teams’ Eastern Conference 
Semifinal Series (away on Oct. 28 and home on Nov. 3) and 
then Chicago in the Eastern Conference Championship on 
Nov. 8. Posted an overall career-high of 10 saves in the 
Eastern Conference Championship against the Fire. Had an 
0.50 goals against average with a league-high 24 saves. 

Made his third consecutive start in the MLS Cup championship 
match. Started the MLS All-Star Game against Celtic FC, and 
played 45 minutes to back the squad to the 2-0 victory over 
the Scottish giants. 

2006: Established himself as arguably MLS' top goalkeeper as 
he was voted 2006 Revolution Honda MVP. Backed the 
league's best defense, which allowed just 35 goals in 32 
games for a team-record 1.09 goals against average. Led 





































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REUOWTIOM 


MLS in shutouts (10) and his 141 saves outpaced the next 2001: Posted an 8-3-4 record while making 16 appearances, 

closest goalkeeper by 33, matching and setting New England including 15 starts. Started 15 of the team's first 20 games, 

records, respectively. One of two players in MLS to play every Recorded a 1.41 GM and added six shutouts. Made 52 
minute of every game, tying the MLS and Revolution records saves. Again a member of an L.A. team that played in the 

and setting new personal single-season marks in both cate- league's championship game, MLS Cup 2001. 

gories. His 1.09 GAAwas the best among all full-time MLS 

goalkeepers and established a new Revolution single-season 2000: Played six games, posting a 1.61 GAA in Los Angeles, 
club record. Stopped two of the three penalty-kick attempts Had a 2-3-1 record in his starts. Earned his first MLS overtime 

against him during the season to further entrench his reputa- victory on Aug. 16 with a 1-0 victory against Colorado. The 1-0 

tion as the league's best in PK situations. Made five or more victory against the Rapids was also his first career shutout, 

saves 15 times during the season, including two games with during which he made four saves. Made one postseason 
eight. Went 5-0-2 with an 0.57 GAA in the final seven games appearance for the Galaxy, seeing 51 minutes of action on 

of the regular season, leading the Revs now annual charge Sept. 14, earning the win in L.A.'s 1-0 victory at Tampa Bay. 

into the postseason. Started all four postseason games, earn¬ 
ing a 2-1-1 record and 0.64 GAA as he led the Revs to MLS 1999: Saw the least action of any backup goalkeeper in the 

Cup 2006 for the second consecutive season. Was voted to MLS as starter Kevin Hartman played in all 32 MLS games, 

Soccer America's 2006 MLS Cup Playoffs Best XI and was the coming out for only 10 minutes in one game. Reis was the 

publication’s top goalkeeper in MLS for the 2006 season starting keeper in every U.S. Open Cup game the team 

played. A member of the Galaxy team that played in MLS Cup 
2005: Reis' second season as the Revs number one goal- 1999. 
keeper was his best yet as a professional. Reis was named to 

the league All-Star team for the first time in his career and set 1998: Originally drafted by Los Angeles in the third round 
all-time single-season club marks for wins, saves, shutouts, (26th overall) in the 1998 MLS College Draft. Recorded a 1.34 

minutes played in goal and starts in goal. He was also the GAA in the five games he played during his MLS rookie sea- 

MLS Select Team's starting goalkeeper for the prestigious son with Los Angeles. Earned his first career victory - a 2-1 tri- 

Trofeo Santiago Bernabeau match against Real Madrid on umph - on April 18 at Kansas City. 

Aug. 23. Led MLS in saves with 115, and his 1.13 GAAwas 

tied for second-best in MLS. Ranked second in MLS in wins COLLEGE: Finished his college career at UCLA with an 

with 16. His 10 shutouts in 2005 placed him third in MLS in NCAA Championship in 1997 ... named 1997 NCAA College 

that category. Posted a league-leading 384-minute shutout Cup Defensive MVP after recording 20 saves - including a 

streak in six matches between April 23 and May 21. On Sept. school-record 11 in the semifinals - and posting 221 shutout 

10 against Columbus, Reis set a new Revs all-time career minutes on the way to the title ... named a 1997 All-American 

mark for wins by a goalkeeper with 22. Also, by playing the full by Soccer America and Soccer Times ... posted an 0.64 GAA 
90 minutes in goal, he took over the top spot for minutes as a senior starter for the Bruins, his only season as the No. 1 

played in goal with 4,817, and also broke the Revs' all-time keeper... also added nine shutouts in 19 appearances while 

club mark for saves by tallying his 207th stop. With his start at posting a 17-2 overall record. 

Colorado on Aug. 20, Reis recorded his 51st start putting him 

tops for all-time Revs starts in goal. Voted the 2005 U.S. U.S. NATIONAL TEAM: Selected as an alternate for the 2006 

Soccer Revolution Humanitarian of the Year. U.S. World Cup squad ... has earned two caps as of January 

1, 2008, posting a shutout in his first-ever U.S. National Team 
2004: Posted a 7-10-7 record with a 1.36 GAA and three start, a 0-0 draw with Canada on Jan. 22, 2006 in San Diego 

shutouts. His 24 appearances and 23 starts were both career ... is 2-0-0 for the Nats ... was on the U.S. squad for its 2-0 

highs. Was a huge presence between the pipes in the MLS win over Panama at Gillette Stadium in World Cup qualifying 

Cup Playoffs, saving two penalty kicks in Game Two of the on October 12, 2005 ... started against Denmark on Jan. 20, 

Eastern Conference Semifinals at Columbus, before saving 2007 in Carson, Calif., earning the win in the 3-1 victory in 
one attempt and scoring on one of his own attempts in the honor of former Revolution and UCLA goalkeepers coach 

penalty shootout at D.C. in the Eastern Conference David Vanole, who had passed unexpectedly a few weeks 

Championship game. Voted the 2004 Revolution Defensive prior. 

Player of the Year. 

PERSONAL: Reis and his wife Nicole (Odom) have one son, 

2003: Was traded from Los Angeles to the Revolution on Jan. Jacob (1)... son of J.T. and Kathy Reis of Mission Viejo, 

17, 2003 in exchange for Alex Pineda Chicon. Started all five Calif., and has one older brother, Mike ... started playing soc- 

games in which he appeared in his first season with the Revs, cer at the age of five with the Rowdies... was a striker until 

posting a 1.97 GAA. age fifteen ... enjoys playing sports, going to the beach and 

spending time with friends and loved ones ... his favorite actor 

2002: Played 11 games for the Galaxy posting a 1.26 GAA. is Will Ferrell and his favorite actress is Ashley Judd ... a fan 
Started nine of the team's first 10 games of the season going of Clive Cussler's novels ... named the top practical joker in 

4-3-2 in that span. Posted two shutouts, and had a 3-0-2 MLS by 90:00 Magazine ... his wife was an All-America soft- 

record in overtime games. Won an MLS Cup championship ball shortstop at UCLA (1995-98). 
with the Galaxy with a 1-0, overtime victory over the 
Revolution at Gillette Stadium. 









KHANO SMITH 


#18 


Position 

Midfielder/Forward 

Hometown 

Warwick, Bermuda 

Height 

6-3 

College 

Lees-McRae 

Weight 

190 lbs. 

Youth Club Team 

Dandy Town (BER) 

D.O.B. 

Jan. 10,1981 (Paget, Bermuda) 

Status 

Senior Roster 


How Acquired: Signed by the Revolution on April 15, 2005 as a youth international. 


A singular force in MLS with his long strides, separation ability 
and speed that put immense pressure on outside midfielders 
and defenders... has developed greatly since his first season 
(2005) with the Revs under the direction of head coach Steve 
Nicol and assistant coach Paul Mariner... plays as an out- 
and-out striker for the Bermuda National Team, Smith features 
on the left side of the midfield for the Revs ...can whip cross¬ 
es in from anywhere on the wing or in traffic ... Smith came to 
the attention of Revolution head coach Steve Nicol on New 
England's 2005 preseason trip to Bermuda when he scored 
for his country in the Revs' 3-2 victory over Bermuda on March 
3 in Hamilton. 

2007: Started 26 games - and appeared in 29 total games - 
on the left wing after missing the season opener because of 
injury. Scored two goals and added a career-high six assists. 
Established career highs in almost every statistical category, 
including appearances, starts, minutes (2,210), assists, shots 
(36), shots on goal (12) and fouls suffered (41). Earned his 
first assist of the season against Chicago on May 6. Set up 
Pat Noonan’s game-winning goal against Kansas City on Aug. 
2 with a cross from the left wing to Taylor Twellman on the far 
post. Also assisted on Twellman's game-winner at Kansas 
City on Aug. 19. Had his first-career multiple-point game 
against Dallas on Sept. 15 when he scored his first goal of the 
season and added an assist on the first of Noonan's two 
goals. Netted the game-winning goal against Colorado on 
Sept. 29 in the 88th minute in the 1-0 victory. Established new 
postseason career highs, starting and playing all 90 minutes in 
each of the Revs’ four postseason games. Made his first- 
career start at MIS Cup when he lined up for the opening kick 
against Houston on Nov. 18. 

2006: After missing the first four months of the season while 
rehabbing his left knee from off-season surgery, appeared in 
10 of the final 11 matches, mainly as a second-half substitute 
on the left wing. Started two of the final three games on the 


left side of the midfield. Scored his first goal of 2006 in the 
final regular-season game of the year - the game-winning goal 
in the 88th minute against Columbus on Oct. 14 to secure 
second place in the Eastern Conference and home-field 
advantage in the first round of the MLS Cup Playoffs. 
Appeared in all four postseason games, assisting on Taylor 
Twellman's goal in the 113th minute in MLS Cup 2006. 

2005: Scored his first career MLS goal in his first career start 
on June 4 against KC in the 17th minute of the match. Tallied 
for the Revs on Sept. 2 at Real Salt Lake in astonishing fash¬ 
ion, dribbling solo 65 yards on the counterattack and finishing 
the game-winning goal in the 1-0 victory. Also notched the win¬ 
ning goal in the 83rd minute of Game Two of the Eastern 
Conference Semifinal Series to complete the Revs comeback 
from a 2-0 deficit to win the series 3-2 on aggregate. Suffered 
a season-ending injury to his left knee immediately after scor¬ 
ing his goal against the MetroStars. 

BEFORE MLS: Played in the USL's D3 Pro League for the 
Carolina Dynamo after college, and played in Bermuda's 
Premier League, winning the 2004 league and cup double with 
Dandy Town Hornets. 

COLLEGE: Starred for Lees-McCrae College in Banner Elk, 
N.C., earning Division II first-team All-America honors in 2002 
... began collegiate career at Champlain College in Burlington, 
Vermont. 

BERMUDA NATIONAL TEAM: Has 20 caps for the Bermuda 
National Team as of March 1, 2008, and has scored seven 
goals for his national team ... participated in the 2006 Digicel 
Cup, the Carribean Gold Cup qualifying tournament. 
























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PERSONAL: Has a daughter, Milana... son of Deborah Smith favorite TV shows are CSI, House, American Idol, Law and 

and Wayne Baxter... also has three siblings ... enjoys hip-hop 0rder and SVU ... cites his favorite soccer moment as scoring 

and reggae music ... favorite film is Dances with Wolves ... his h® f' rst international goal for Bermuda. 











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WELLS THOMPSON 


#27 


Position 

Midfielder 

Hometown 

Winston-Salem, N.C. 

Height 

5-10 

College 

Wake Forest 

Weight 

160 lbs. 

Youth Club Team 

Winston-Salem Twins 

D.O.B. Nov. 25,1983 0 

Winston-Salem, N.C.) 

Status 

Senior Roster 


How Acquired: Drafted by the Revolution in the first round (fifth overall) in the 2007 MLS 
SuperDraft. 


A two-footed, wide midfielder, Thompson excels when running 
at defenders ...spent his rookie season developing under 
head coach Steve Nicol, assistant coach Paul Mariner and 
captain Steve Ralston ... improved significantly at the end of 
the season, earning the starting right midfield role late in the 
campaign and through the playoffs ... made his mark as one 
of the team's top players in the postseason ... uses his out¬ 
standing pace to good effect... also at home mixing it up in a 
ball-winning role and plays fearlessly... his game-winning 
goal in the final of the 2007 Lamar Hunt U.S. Open Cup gave 
the Revs their first cup championship in club history. 

2007: Made 27 appearances, including 11 starts and then 
started all four postseason games. Played 90 minutes in six of 
his regular-season starts. Made his MLS debut on opening 
day on April 7, starting on the left wing at Chicago and playing 
90 minutes. Scored his first professional goal against Chicago 
on May 6 in the 3-1 victory. Started four straight games (June 
16 against Columbus through July 7 against Chivas USA), 
playing on both the left and right wings. Scored the game-win¬ 
ning goal in the 64th minute in the final of the U.S. Open Cup 
against Dallas on Oct. 3. Started on the right wing in an 
altered Revs lineup - with Steve Ralston as the attacking mid¬ 
fielder - in each of the last three MLS games of the regular 
season and in each of the four playoff games. Was one of the 
Revs' top players in the 2007 postseason. Earned the assist 
on Taylor Twellman’s spectacular bicycle-kick goal that stood 
as the game-winner over Chicago in the Eastern Conference 
Championship on Nov. 8. 


COLLEGE: Led Wake Forest in goals with seven - including 
five game-winning strikes - in 2006 ... had 10 career assists 
as he helped Wake Forest advance to the 2006 NCAA College 
Cup for the first time in school history ... earned ACC All- 
Tournament honors as a senior and was also an ACC All- 
Freshman selection in 2003 ... finished his four-year career 
with 16 goals, including 14 in his junior and senior seasons 
combined ... seven of 16 career goals were game-winning 
strikes, including five as a senior. 

PERSONAL: Full name is Thomas Wells Thompson ... is the 
son of Mark and Kathryn Thompson ... has an older brother 
John Mark and a younger sister Mary Kathryn ... was a politi¬ 
cal science major at Wake Forest... was the highest-drafted 
soccer player out of Wake Forest in program history, and the 
fourth-highest drafted student-athlete in Demon Deacon 
Athletics history behind basketball's Tim Duncan (No. 1 in the 
1997 NBA draft) and Chris Paul (No. 4 in the 2005 NBA draft) 
and baseball's Kyle Sleeth (No. 3 in the 2003 MLB draft)... 
enjoys hunting and fishing in his spare time ... listens to coun¬ 
try music and his favorite movie is “Braveheart"... his favorite 
types of food are seafood and Southern cuisine. 


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THOMPSON’S CAREER STATISTICS 


Year 

Team 

GP 

GS 

MIN 

G 

A 

SHT 

SOG 

FC 

FS 

OFF 

CK 

c 

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2007 

New England 

27 

11 

1217 

1 

0 

16 

7 

26 

36 

2 

0 

6 

0 

POSTSEASON 



GP 

GS 

MIN 

G 

A 

SHT 

SOG 

FC 

FS 

OFF 

CK 

C 

E 

2007 

New England 

4 

4 

345 

0 

1 

2 

1 

5 

8 

0 

0 

1 

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TWELLMAN 


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TAYLOR TWELLMAN 


#20 


Position 

Forward 

Hometown 

St. Louis, Mo. 

Height 

5-11 

College 

Maryland 

Weight 

170 lbs. 

Youth Club Team 

Scott Gallagher 

D.O.B. 

Feb. 29,1980 (Minneapolis, Minn.) 

Status 

Senior Roster 


How Acquired: Dratted by the Revolution in the first round (second overall) in the 2002 MLS 
SuperDraft. 


One of MLS' most lethal scorers ... Twellman remains the 
league's premier penalty-area predator, combining a diverse 
arsenal of scoring abilities with fierce determination in front of 
the goal... has been on a scoring tear since the tail end of the 
2006 season with a total of 22 goals since the start of the 
2006 MLS Cup Playoffs (34 games) ...has now reached the 
10-goal plateau in five of his six professional seasons and the 
15-goal mark four times ... became the youngest player in 
MLS history to score 75 goals (26 yrs., 221 days) with his 
game-winning goal at D.C. on Oct. 7, 2006, surpassing Jason 
Kreis (29 yrs., 168 days) for the record ... is on pace to 
become the league's youngest 100-goal scorer in 2008 ... in 
the MLS career records, Twellman is now fifth in career goals 
(91), fourth in career game-winning goals (26) and tied for 
third in multiple-goal games (15)... is tied for sixth on the MLS 
career postseason scoring chart with 10 goals, six of which 
have come in the Revs' last seven playoff games dating back 
to 2006 ... finished third in MLS goal scoring in 2007 despite 
missing extended time while with the U.S. National Team ... 
named a 2007 MLS All-Star, marking his fifth career all-star 
selection. 

2007: Appeared in 26 games with 25 starts, missing four 
games - three while on U.S. National Team duty at the CON- 
CACAF Gold Cup and 2007 Copa America and one with an 
injury. Scored 16 goals in 2007, the third-highest total in the 
league, and added three assists. Had three multiple-goal 
games: April 14 vs. Toronto, May 13 at Los Angeles and Sept. 
22 at New York. Five of his 16 goals were game-winners, tying 
him for second in the league in that category. Before leaving 
for National Team duty in June, played every minute of every 
game in which he was available. Made his first substitute 
appearance since 2003 when he entered the July 7 game 


against Chivas USA in the 56th minute, having returned to the 
Revs late the prior evening from Copa America in Venezuela. 
Scored two goals - including the game-winner in the 90th 
minute - of the Revs' 4-2 victory over Rochester in the third 
round of the U.S. Open Cup on July 10. All three of his assists 
this season came in three straight games - July 22 vs. 
Houston, July 28 at RSL and Aug. 2 vs. KC - and all on Pat 
Noonan goals. Scored his 12th career goal against D.C. on 
Sept. 9, winning MLS Sierra Mist Goal of the Week for his vol¬ 
ley strike. Also won the goal-of-the-week contest in Week 4 
with his game-winning goal at Dallas. Had a two-goal effort at 
New York on Sept. 22 before leaving the game with an injury 
in stoppage time. Missed the Colorado game on Sept. 29 
while still recovering from the injury. Scored the go-ahead goal 
in the championship game of the U.S. Open Cup at FC Dallas 
on Oct. 3, his team-best fourth goal of the team's four-game 
championship run. Closed out the regular-season with a goal 
at Toronto on Oct. 20. Started and played all 90 minutes in 
each of the Revs’ four games in their run to the title game of 
MLS Cup 2007. Had three goals in the postseason - the 
game-winning goals in Game Two of the Eastern Conference 
Semifinal Series against New York on Nov. 3 and against 
Chicago in the Eastern Conference Championship on Nov. 8. 
His goal against the Fire scored ESPN's SportsCenter's “Play 
of the Day" with his overhead, bicycle kick that sent the Revs 
on to their third consecutive MLS Cup appearance. Also struck 
for the game’s first goal at MLS Cup 2007, heading in a Steve 
Ralston cross past Pat Onstad in the 20th minute at RFK 
Stadium. 

2006: Led the Revs in goal scoring for the fourth time in his 
five-year career, netting a team-best 11 goals. Scored his 75th 
career goal at D.C. on Oct. 7, a goal that was also the game- 




























winning goal in the Revs' 2-1 victory at RFK Stadium. Was 
one of six MLS players to start all 32 games, and ranked 
fourth in MLS in minutes played 2,856, setting a new personal 
single-season best. Was second in MLS in shots (86) and 
shots on goal (42), while ranking ninth in fouls suffered (60). 
An MLS All-Star selection, although he was unable to play in 
the game because of the Revs' rescheduled game at Chivas 
USA. Twice scored goals in three straight games during the 
regular season (April 30 vs. Chicago through May 13 vs. 
Chivas USA and again June 28 vs. Dallas through July 4 at 
Colorado), and then again in the playoffs. Notched a goal 
against Chicago in Game Two of the Eastern Conference 
Semifinal Series to pull the Revs within one goal on aggre¬ 
gate, and after Pat Noonan knotted the series on aggregate 
later to send the series to a decisive penalty-kick round, 
Twellman scored the series-clinching penalty kick in the fourth 
round. Scored a highlight-reel goal - also the game-winning 
goal - at D.C. in the Eastern Conference Championship to 
send the Revs to MLS Cup 2006. Netted a goal in the 113th 
minute against Houston in MLS Cup 2006 - the Revs' first- 
ever goal in the league's championship game - and later 
scored in the penalty-kick round. After scoring goals in the 
Revs' final three playoff games, Twellman was named to 
Soccer America's 2006 MLS Cup Playoffs Best XI. Spent 
much of preseason training and the early season going back 
and forth between the Revolution and U.S. National Team 
camps and friendlies. 


came to an end when he broke his left foot at Dallas on Oct. 
4, a game in which he scored two goals. Missed all of the 
2003 MLS Cup Playoffs with the broken foot. Was voted the 
Midnight Riders' Man of the Year, becoming the first player to 
win the in back-to-back seasons. 


2002: Runner-up for league MVP and was a RadioShack Best 
XI selection. The first MLS scoring champion in Revs history, 
tallying 52 points on 23 goals and six assists. Was voted the 
Revolution Most Valuable Player as he helped lead the Revs 
to their first-ever MLS Cup appearance, a 1-0, overtime loss to 
Los Angeles at Gillette Stadium. Had five multiple-goal games, 
and netted five game-winning goals. Was awarded the 
Nickelodeon GAS Play of the Year for his bicycle kick goal 
against the Kansas City Wizards on June 22. Started all six of 
the Revs' MLS Cup Playoffs games in which he appeared. 

Had two tallies in the playoffs, and was second on the team in 
postseason points to Brian Kamler (six). Both of his goals 
came against Chicago in the Eastern Conference Semifinals 
(Game One and Game Three). Was voted the Midnight Riders' 
Man of the Year. 


BEFORE MLS: Played two seasons with TSV 1860 Munich in 
Germany ... in 2001, he declined a two-year option with the 
club and entered the 2002 MLS SuperDraft... appeared in 
more than 40 games for the club's reserve side, including 
qualifying games for the German Cup. 


2005: Voted MLS Honda MVP and won MLS' Budweiser 
Golden Boot, while making his second appearance on the 
end-of-season MLS RadioShack Best XI. An MLS All-Star for 
the third time in his career, and earned All-Star Game MVP 
honors after scoring one goal against EPL side Fulham FC. 
Scored two hat tricks in 2005 - against Dallas on July 16 and 
against Columbus on Sept. 10 - setting the club record for 
career three-goal games (3). On April 27 at Soldier Field 
against the Chicago Fire, Twellman scored his 50th career 
regular-season goal in a Revolution uniform, making him the 
first Revs player to reach that milestone. Led MLS in shots on 
goal (51). Went eight consecutive games with a goal and/or an 
assist between Aug. 6 and Sept. 24, the longest such streak in 
MLS in 2005. Earned MLS Player of the Month honors for 
September, scoring five goals and adding one assist in four 
games played. Was second in MLS in game-winning goals 
with six. Was voted the Midnight Riders' Man of the Year, 
becoming the first player to win the award three times 

2004: Fought through injuries to appear in 23 games. 

Emerged from a scoring slump early in the season to finish 
second on the Revs in goals with nine. Added two vital goals 
for the Revs in the playoffs: one goal against Columbus in 
Game Two of the Eastern Conference Semifinals and the first 
of the Revs' three game-tying goals against D.C. in the 
Eastern Conference Final. Led MLS in shots on goal (39). 

2003: Led MLS in points per game (1.55) and goals per game 
(0.68) and tied Carlos Ruiz atop the goal-scoring chart with 15 
goals. Tied for third in MLS in points (34). Voted Revolution 
Team MVP. Missed games because of sinusitis, walking pneu¬ 
monia and multiple broken bones in his face. His season 


COLLEGE: Played two seasons at Maryland (1998-99) before 
signing a professional contract in Germany ... scored 28 
career goals and added 17 assists for 73 career points in 43 
games with the Terrapins ... left the Maryland program ranked 
10th in career goals, sixth in career assists and seventh in 
career points after only two seasons ... was Soccer America's 
National Freshman of the Year in 1998 after earning a spot on 
the publication's All-Freshman Team ... was an NSCAA All- 
American as a sophomore, and was a two-time NSCAA All- 
South Atlantic and two-time All-ACC performer. 

U.S. NATIONAL TEAM: Has earned 30 caps and scored six 
goals for the U.S. National Team as of March 1, 2008 ... accu¬ 
mulated 10 caps with one goal in 2007, while playing in both 
the CONCACAF Gold Cup and Copa America in Venezuela ... 
made appearances in all six games at the Gold Cup, scoring 
one goal and assisting on Clint Dempsey's game-winner 
against Guatemala (June 7)... an alternate selection to the 
U.S.'s 2006 FIFA World Cup squad ... tied with former Revs 
teammate Clint Dempsey as the USMNT's leading goal scorer 
in 2006 ... scored a hat trick in the USMNT's 5-0 win over 
Norway on Jan. 29, 2006 at The Home Depot Center in 
Carson, Calif., the ninth hat trick all-time for the U.S.... was 
named ESPN2's Man of the Match after scoring the game-win¬ 
ning goal and providing two assists in a 3-2 U.S. National 
Team victory over Japan on Feb. 10, 2006 at SBC Park in San 
Francisco ... scored his first international goal on Oct. 12, 

2005 at Gillette Stadium in the U.S.'s 2-0 victory over Panama 
in its final match of the qualifying cycle for the 2006 FIFA 
World Cup ... is a former member of the Under-20 program, 
and won the Bronze Boot at the 1999 FIFA World Youth 
Championship. 


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TWELLMAN 


PERSONAL: Is the oldest son of Tim and Moochie Twellman 
... his brother James was drafted by the San Jose 
Earthquakes in the fourth round (42nd overall) of the 2005 
MLS SuperDraft... his sister Alex was a standout soccer play¬ 
er for St. Louis University ... his father, Tim, played profession¬ 
ally for the Minnesota Kicks, Tulsa Roughnecks and the 
Chicago Sting (NASL)... his uncle, Steve Twellman, also 
played in NASL, including the 1974 season with the Boston 
Minutemen, while another uncle, Mike, played for the NASL 


Chicago Sting ... his grandfather Jim Delsing played 10 sea¬ 
sons of Major League Baseball (and 17 seasons of profes¬ 
sional baseball overall), and his uncle Jay Delsing is a mem¬ 
ber of the PGA Tour... Twellman was offered a professional 
baseball contract by the Kansas City Royals but opted for a 
soccer career instead ... his favorite actor is Kiefer Sutherland 
... his favorite soccer memory is playing high school soccer 
and baseball with his brother... attended Maryland on a base¬ 
ball scholarship. 












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ROB VALENTINO #22 


Position 

Defender 

Hometown 

Cave Creek, Ariz. 

Height 

6-3 

College 

Univ. of San Francisco 

Weight 

190 lbs. 

Youth Club Team 

Serano Soccer Club 

D.O.B. 

Dec. 21,1985 (Hoffman Estates, III.) 

Status 

Generation adidas (2008) 


How Acquired: Selected by the Revolution the first round (13th overall) in the 2008 MLS 
SuperDraft 


A tall, strong defender, Valentino can play anywhere across 
the back but is most comfortable in the center of the defense 
... is very strong in the air and has a great aerial presence in 
the back... missed the entire 2007 collegiate season after 
suffering a torn anterior cruciate ligament right before the start 
of the season after gaining the attention of the U.S. Olympic 
Team coaching staff ... a member of the Generation adidas 
Class of 2008. 

COLLEGE: Played three seasons at San Francisco, but 
missed the entire 2007 season after suffering a torn anterior 
cruciate ligament in his left knee during preseason training ... 
was the 2006 West Coast Conference (WCC) Player of the 
Year at San Francisco and three-time AII-WCC honoree ... 
played 57 career games for the Dons, scoring five goals and 
adding eight assists ... captained the team as a junior in 2006 
... left San Francisco with one season of collegiate eligibility 
remaining ... named to the Hermann Trophy Award (national 
player of the year) Watch List entering the 2007 campaign ... 
helped spearhead the Dons’ run to back-to-back WCC 
Championships (2004-05) and helped the team capture three 
consecutive NCAA Tournament berths. 


U.S. NATIONAL TEAM: Was a member of the U.S. Under-23 
(Olympic) Team that toured Japan in February 2007 ... played 
in both games of the two-game international series. 

PERSONAL: Is the son of Barbara and Jim Valentino ... is the 
youngest of the couple's three children ... has an older brother 
Jimmy and an older sister Kristyn ... his father played basket¬ 
ball at Idaho ... won the Don McLaughling Service Award at 
San Francisco, which honors San Francisco's top student who 
gives back to the community ... also played basketball and 
baseball as a adolescent... his favorite movie is Remember 
the Titans, and likes to listen to R&B ... became the second 
USF student-athlete to be drafted in the first round of a profes¬ 
sional draft during the 2007-08 season, joining Aaron Poreda, 
who was drafted by the Chicago White Sox in the 2007 Major 
League Baseball Amateur Draft. 















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DOUG WARREN 


#12 


Position 

Goalkeeper 

Hometown 

Hoffman Estates, III. 

Heiqht 

6-0 

College 

Clemson 

Weight 

190 lbs. 

Youth Club Team 

Chicago Soccers 

D.O.B. 

March 18,1981 (Palatine, III.) 

Status 

Senior Roster 


How Acquired: Traded to the Revolution from D.C. on Jan. 20, 2005 in exchange for New 
England's natural fourth-round selection in the 2006 MLS SuperDraft 


A tremendous shot-stopper Warren displays very quick reflex¬ 
es to produce highlight-reel caliber saves and has worked 
hard to improve his form under current Revs goalkeeper 
coach G Wynne Williams - who also worked with Warren as a 
youth national team player... provides a very capable backup 
option to Matt Reis ... displays a tireless mentality whether 
competing for the first team or the reserves ... Warren played 
collegiate soccer at Clemson and Indiana... began his MLS 
career with D.C. United in 2003 and 2004 ... was a longtime 
member of the U.S. youth international programs. 

2007: Did not see any first-team action this season, but was 
4-1-2 for the Revolution reserves with a 1.00 goals against 
average. Posted two shutouts: 1-0 against the Chicago 
reserves on May 6 and 3-0 against the Kansas City reserves 
on May 27. Played 45 minutes to help post a clean sheet with 
Brad Knighton against New York on Sept. 22. Made eight 
saves at the Chicago reserves on Oct. 7. 

2006: Did not see any first team action, but was the 
Revolution reserve squad's starting keeper. Started eight 
games for the reserves, posting one shutout - a 0-0 draw 
against Chivas USA on May 14 - while combining with T.J. 
Tomasso for a 0-0 draw against the Chicago Fire Reserves on 
Aug. 21. Made a season-high 13 saves against the Kansas 
City Reserves on Sept. 23. 

2005: Traded to the Revolution from D.C. on Jan. 20 in 
exchange for the Revs' natural fourth-round selection in the 
2006 MLS SuperDraft. Made his first-team debut for the Revs 
on Aug. 17 at Colorado, immediately facing a penalty kick 
after Matt Reis had been sent off for a foul on the Rapids' 
Fabrice Noel. Jean Philipe Peguero scored against Warren on 
the spot kick. Warren started his first match as a Rev on Aug. 
27 vs. D.C. United, earning his first-ever MLS victory, record¬ 
ing four saves against his former club. Posted 4-3-3 record for 
Revolution Reserves with a 1.67 GAA and one shutout. 


2004: Started one game for D.C. United - a 3-2 loss at the 
MetroStars on April 17 - before joining New England on July 
10 from the MLS emergency goalkeeper pool after Revs goal¬ 
keeper Adin Brown was injured. He backed up Reis for the 
remainder of the season without making any appearances for 
the Revs. 

2003: Drafted by D.C. in the second round (14th overall) in the 
2003 MLS SuperDraft. Warren appeared in six games for 
D.C., starting five of those. He posted a record of 0-3-2 with a 
1.34 goals against average. In the 2003 MLS Cup Playoffs, 
Warren started two matches against Columbus - both losses - 
and made eight saves, allowing four goals. 

COLLEGE: Spent one season at Indiana - where he played 
with former Revs teammate Pat Noonan during its 1999 
National Championship season - before transferring to 
Clemson to start his sophomore season ... was a three-time 
All-ACC performer for the Tigers, and earned first-team All- 
America honors as a senior in 2002 ...started all 20 of the 
Tigers games as a sophomore, posting a 1.19 goals against 
average and four shutouts with 77 saves ... started 22 games 
in his junior season, recording eight shutouts, an 0.80 goals 
against average, 76 saves and a .809 save percentage ... had 
a 1.31 GAA as a senior on his way to All-America honors, 
while making a career-best 108 saves ... finished his career 
with 261 saves, fourth on the all-time Clemson career list... in 
his one season at Indiana, appeared in nine games, starting 
eight, while playing 713 minutes and allowing only five goals... 
had a record of 7-1-0 with a goals against average of 0.63 and 
recorded four shutouts for the Hoosiers, making 15 saves with 
a season-high five saves at Brown. 

U.S. NATIONAL TEAM: Primarily served as the U.S. Under- 
23 Team's back-up goalkeeper in 2003-04 ... started in goal in 
all three of the team's exhibitions in 2004 ... appeared in two 
matches in 2003, posting two shutouts, including a 4-0 deci- 



























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sion over St. Kitts & Nevis in the second game of the second PERSONAL: Is the son of Chris and Sue Warren ... has one 

round of CONCACAF Olympic Qualifying ... appeared in four brother, Tom ... was a Parade All-America at Palatine High 

matches in 2002, including three victories against English School, as well as Illinois' player of the year as a senior in 

reserve teams on a tour in August... was on the U.S. Under- high schoo | . ma j ore[l in economics at Clemson. 

20 squad that competed in the FIFA World Youth 
Championships in Argentina in 2001. 














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KYLE 

ALTMAN 


Position Midfielder/Defender 


Height 

6-1 

Weight 

170 lbs. 

D.O.B. 

Jan. 31,1986 (Albuquerque, N.M.) 

Hometown 

Albuquerque, N.M. 

College 

Trinity (TX) 

Youth Club Team 

Rio Vista FC 


How Acquired: Selected by the Revolution in the second 
round (27th overall) of the 2008 MLS Supplemental Draft. 



JOSE 

ANGULO 

Position 

Forward 

Height 

5-11 

Weight 

180 lbs. 

D.O.B. 

Jan. 13,1986 (Barranquilla, Colombia) 

Hometown 

Prospect Park, N.J. 

Youth Club Team 

PDA 

Pronunciation 

hoe-ZAY ann-GOO-low 


How Acquired: Filed as a Discovery Player in January 2008. 


Played primarily as a defensive midfielder in his career, but is 
also comfortable anywhere in the back, especially at center 
back... very good with his feet and is solid under pressure ... 
is strong in the air and is a smart tackier on the ball ...is good 
in build-up play out of the back 

COLLEGE: A two-time NSCAA First Team All-American 
(2006, 2007)... earned conference defensive player of the 
year honors in both 2006 and 2007 ... a four-year starter at 
Trinity, he appeared in 87 career games ... scored 23 goals 
and added 14 assists in his career... a three-time first-team 
all-conference selection (2005, 2006, 2007)... earned NSCAA 
First Team Scholar All-America honors in 2006 ... as a senior, 
captained the Tigers to an undefeated regular-season record 
and the nation's number-one ranking before the team fell in 
the championship game of the NCAA Division III national tour¬ 
nament. 

PERSONAL: Son of Alan and Kathy Altman ... has two older 
brothers who also played collegiate soccer - Kelly (Trinity 
(TX)) and Ryan (Creighton)... majored in economics at Trinity 
... also wrestled in high school, competing in the 135-pound 
weight class. 


Considered one of the top prospects out of the American prep 
system in recent years, Angulo surpassed college to turn pro¬ 
fessional after his senior high school season ... a strong for¬ 
ward, Angulo owns a powerful shot ...is comfortable running 
at defenders toward goal, or shooting from distance. 

HIGH SCHOOL: A 2007 Parade All-American at St. Benedict's 
in Newark, N.J ... recorded 76 points in his senior season, 
scoring 32 goals and adding 12 assists ... scored 117 career 
goals at St. Benedict’s ... helped lead St. Benedict's to the 
nation's No. 1 ranking in both 2005 and 2006. 

PERSONAL: Son of Jose Sr. and Alexis Angulo ... has an 
older sister Maria (21)... born in Columbia hut moved to the 
U.S. at the age of three, living in both Miami and San 
Francisco before settling in New Jersey trained with Fulham 
FC (EPL) while in high school... his father played profession¬ 
ally in Colombia for Junior FC and was a member of 
Colombia's National Team (1982-1989)... after moving to the 
U.S., his father Jose also won the 1993 U.S. Open Cup with 
San Francisco D.C. Mexico ... in his spare time, enjoys going 
to museums, especially New York’s Museum of Natural History 
and the Met. 











SAM 


MATTHEW 


BRILL 


BRITNER 





Position 

Defender 

Position 

Defender 


Heiqht 

6-2 

Heiqht 

6-1 

Weiqht 

190 lbs. 

Weight 

170 lbs. 

D.O.B. 

Sept. 6,1985 (Newton, Mass.) 

D.O.B. 

April 17,1985 (Edmonton, Alberta) 

Hometown 

Newton, Mass. 

Hometown 

Halifax, Nova Scotia 

College 

Boston Colleqe 

Colleqe 

Brown 

Youth Club Team 

Bostom Bolts 

Youth Club Team 

Athens United FC 



Nationality 

Canada 


How Acquired: Selected by the Revolution in the third round 
(41st overall) of the 2008 MLS SuperDraft. 


A strong central defender who who uses smart positioning and 
anticipation to help stop the attack... a tall defender, he is 
good in the air and a threat on set pieces... a vocal leader in 
the back. 

COLLEGE: A four-year starter at Boston College, manning 
the hackline from 2003 through 2006 ... appeared in 63 
games at BC, starting 58 in his career... scored six goals and 
added three assists for the Eagles ... has his best offensive 
year as a senior, scoring a career-high three goals and adding 
two assists ... earned All-Big East honors as a sophomore in 
2004 as he anchored the Eagles’ defense that allowed just 10 
goals in 20 matches ... as a senior, helped give the Eagles 
their first ACC victory scoring the game-tying goal and assist¬ 
ing on the game-winning goal in overtime against Virginia Tech 
... his headed goal against Connecticut sent BC past their 
regional rivals, 1-0, in the second round of the 2004 NCAA 
Tournament. 

U.S. NATIONAL TEAM: Called into a pair of Under-18 camps. 

PERSONAL: Son of Larry and Susan Brill... is the middle of 
the couple's three children ... was an NSCAA High School All- 
American in 2002 out of Newton North High School. 


A heady defender who reads the game very well and antici¬ 
pates the play before it develops... is primarily a central 
defender, but is comfortable anywhere across the back. 

COLLEGE: Was the 2007 Ivy League Player of The Year... 
appeared in 54 games during his five year career, starting 53 
on defense... scored three goals and added one assist in his 
career... earned NSCAAAII-Northeast Region honors as a 
senior and was a two-time All-Ivy selection (2005 and 2007) 

... was team captain in both 2005 and 2007 ... missed the 
entire 2004 season with a left anterior cruciate ligament injury, 
and all but two games of the 2006 season with right ACL tear. 

CANADA NATIONAL TEAM: Entered Canada's National 
Team program in 1999 at the Under-16 level... was a mem¬ 
ber of Canada’s 2005 Under-20 World Cup squad ... is a cur¬ 
rent member of Canada’s 2008 Olympic Team player pool. 

PERSONAL: Has one older sister, Kristy (24) and one 
younger brother, Josh (10)... graduated from Brown with a 
degree in history and economics. 



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KHELI 

DUBE 

fcl 

K ^ 

JOE 

GERMANESE 

Position 

Forward 

Position 

Midfielder 

Heiqht 

6-1 

Height 

5-10 

Weight 

155 lbs. 

Weight 

165 lbs. 

D.O.B. 

Auqust 6,1983 (Bulawayo, Zimbabwe) 

D.O.B. 

June 4,1985 (St. Louis, Mo.) 

Hometown 

Bulawayo, Zimbabwe 

Hometown 

St. Louis, Mo. 

College 

Coastal Carolina) 

Colleqe 

Duke 

Youth Club Team 

Highlanders FC 

Youth Club Team 

Scott Gallagher 

Nationality 

Zimbabwe 

Pronunciation 

ger-man-EESE 

Pronunciation 

kelly doo-BAY 

How Acquired: Selected by the Revolution in the second 

How Acquired: Selected by the Revolution in the first round 
(eighth overall) in the 2008 MLS Supplemental Draft. 

ound (27th overall) of the 2008 MLS SuperDraft. 


Very quick and skillful on the ball... a prolific goalscorer at the 
collegiate level... likes to run at defenders, but is just as 
adept with his back to goal. 

COLLEGE: Was the 2007 Big South Conference Player of the 
Year and a NSCM All-South Atlantic performer... a two-time 
All-Big South performer and was a member of the 2006 Big 
South All-Tournament Team ... played two seasons at Coastal 
Carolina after transferring from NAIA powerhouse Lindsey 
Wilson ... in his four-year collegiate career, appeared in 76 
games, scoring 52 goals and 25 assists, which included 16 
goals and 12 assists in 26 games at Coastal Carolina ... 
missed the first five weeks of his senior season at Coastal 
Carolina with an injury, but still scored 11 goals. 

ZIMBABWE NATIONAL TEAM: Is a former member of 
Zimbabwe’s Under-17, Under-20 and Under-23 teams ... 
played in Olympic Qualifiers for Zimbabwe ahead of the 2004 
Olympics. 

PERSONAL: Full name: Mkhokheli Dube, but goes by Kheli 
... married his wife Senzile in 2006 ... son of Pauline Dube 
and is the third of her six children, who all still live in 
Zimbabwe ... majored in communications at Coastal Carolina 
... also played tennis as a child. 


A natural outside midfielder with great speed and a steady first 
touch who can also step inside in more of an attacking mid¬ 
fielder role ... also a strong defender on the ball, Germanese 
has the ability to close quickly and mark like an outside back 
...is expected to join the Revolution in May after finishing fin¬ 
ish his degree requirements and graduating from Duke. 

COLLEGE: Spent his final two collegiate seasons at national 
power Duke after transferring from Vanderbilt after his sopho¬ 
more season ... appeared in 40 games for the Blue Devils, 
starting 38, while scoring seven goals and adding 13 assists 
... including his two seasons at Vanderbilt, appeared in 76 
career games with 64 starts, and scored 18 career goals and 
recorded 22 career assists ... voted to the ESPN The 
Magazine Academic All-America Team (second team) in 2007 
and also earned NSCAA All-South honors as a senior... a 
member of the 2006 All-ACC Tournament Team as the Blue 
Devils won both the ACC regular-season and tournament titles 
... at Vanderbilt, was an All-Missouri Valley Conference selec¬ 
tion as a sophomore in 2005 after garnering MVC freshman of 
the year accolades one year earlier in 2004. 

PERSONAL: Son of Vince and Jenni Germanese ... has one 
older brother, Jim, and a twin sister, Jessica ... attended the 
same high school - St. Louis University High School - as Revs 
forward Taylor Twellman ... at Duke, majored in economics 
with certificates in markets and management... a member of 
the Dean’s List every year in college ... also played basket¬ 
ball, golf, roller hockey, baseball growing up .. lists “Las 
Vegas” as his favorite vacation spot, and “Green Street 
Hooligans" as his favorite movie. 
















Position 

Forward 

Position 

Midfielder 

Heiqht 

5-8 

Height 

6-0 

Weight 

160 lbs. 

Weight 

180 lbs. 

D.O.B. 

Oct. 6,1983 (Eldoret, Kenya) 

D.O.B. 

January 9,1986 (Boston, Mass.) 

Hometown 

Eldoret, Kenya 

Hometown 

Wellesley, Mass. 

College 

Winthrop 

Colleqe 

Virqinia 

Nationality 

Kenya 

Youth Club Team 

Boston Bolts 

Pronunciation 

sigh-EE-dee 

Pronunciation 

TEAR-nee 


How Acquired: Selected by the Revolution in the third round How Acquired: Selected by the Revolution in the second 

(41st overall) in the 2008 MLS Supplemental Draft. round (13th overall) of the 2008 MLS Supplemental Draft. 


A very quick player with great pace ...has excellent 
endurance ... plans to join the team in May after his gradua¬ 
tion from Winthrop. 

COLLEGE: Played three seasons at Winthrop after transfer¬ 
ring from Park University (NAIA) after his freshman season ... 
appeared in 83 career games, scoring 82 goals with 21 
assists, including 59 appearances with 46 goals and 16 
assists while at Winthrop ... the 2006 Big South Player of the 
Year... a two-time NSCAA All-South Atlantic Region honoree 
(2006, 2007) and a three-time All-Big South performer (2005, 
2006, 2007)... named to the 2007 Hermann Trophy Watch 
List prior to his senior season ... at Park, earned NAIA All- 
American honors as a freshman (2004). 

KENYA NATIONAL TEAM: A former member of Kenya’s 
youth national teams ... scored a goal against South Africa’s 
Under-23 squad in 2004. 

PERSONAL: Son of Maakai Giro and Ibrahim Issac. ... is 
one of nine children, with four brothers and four sisters ... 
played volleyball and ran track growing up ... at Winthrop, 
majored in business marketing. 


A left-footed player... a good crasser of the ball, especially 
from out wide on the flank ... steady on set pieces, especially 
free kicks ...has good pace ...is an opportunistic goal scorer 
... plans to join the team in May after graduating from Virginia. 

COLLEGE: Appeared in 79 games with the Cavaliers, starting 
38, and scoring 11 goals and adding 16 assists in his four- 
year career... as a senior, scored a career-high seven goals, 
and assisted on seven more ... voted to the 2007 ACC All- 
Tournament Team... helped the Cavs advance to the NCAA 
College Cup in 2006 for the first time since 1997. 

PERSONAL: Son of Cathy and Sandy Tierney ... has a broth¬ 
er, Alexander, and a sister, Caitlin ... enjoys skiing ... a psy¬ 
chology major at Virginia ... played his prep soccer at Noble & 
Greenough in Dedham, Mass. 



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MICHAEL 

VIDEIRA 



SPENCER 

WADSWORTH 


Position 

Midfielder 

Position 

Midfielder/Forward 

Height 

5-10 

Height 

5-8 

Weight 

170 lbs. 

Weiqht 

165 lbs. 

D.O.B. 

Jan. 6,1986 (Milford, Mass.) 

D.O.B. 

May 10,1986(Houston, Texas) 

Hometown 

Milford, Mass. 

Hometown 

Dallas, Texas 

College 

Duke 

College 

Duke 

Youth Club Team 

Boston Bolts 

Youth Club Team 

Dallas Texans 

Pronunciation 

vid-EAR-ah 

How Acquired: Selected by the Revolution in the fourth round 

How Acquired: Selected by the Revolution in the second 

(55th overall) of the 2008 MLS SuperDraft. 

round (18th overall) of the 2008 MLS SuperDraft. 




A creative attacking midfielder with strong defensive skills, 
Videira intends to pursue international playing opportunities 
this summer... very technical on the ball... makes tremen¬ 
dous contribution away from the ball... a player with exten¬ 
sive experience with the U.S. youth national teams, Videira is 
the top-rated prospects to come out of Massachusetts in many 
years. 


A natural forward , Wadsworth has also seen great success 
dropping back into the midfield in an attacking role ... a savvy 
playmaker, has a keen sense of players’ positions on the field, 
especially in the attacking third... is a strong finisher, but also 
involves his teammates in the game as evidenced by his abili¬ 
ty to distribute and his resulting goals ... is a factor on set 
pieces with strong service on both corner kicks and free kicks. 


COLLEGE: A four-year starter, Videira played in 80 career 
games, starting 78 at Duke... scored 17 goals and added 34 
assists and finished his career tied for seventh in career 
assists ... a three-time semifinalist for the Missouri Athletic 
Club’s Hermann Trophy (2005, 2006, 2007)... an NSCAA All- 
American in both 2006 and 2007 ... was a four-time All-ACC 
selection and four-time NSCAA All-South honoree ... voted the 
All-ACC Tournament MVP as a junior... was Soccer 
America’s national freshman of the year in 2004 ... missed 
time during his senior season with injuries, but still earned All- 
America honors. 

U.S. NATIONAL TEAM: Is a former member of the Under-14, 
Under-18 and Under-20 Teams ... made four appearances and 
two starts at the Croix International Tournament in Spain with 
the U-18 team in 2003, scoring one goal... played in both the 
2003 and 2005 Milk Cups with the Under-20s. 

PERSONAL: Son of Amilcar and Connie Videira ... has an 
older sister, Melissa ... holds a Portuguese passport... played 
his high school soccer at Noble & Greenough School where 
he was a Parade and McDonald's high school All-American 
and the Gatorade Massachusetts Player of the Year as a jun¬ 
ior ... was a member of the Greater Boston Bolts club team 
where he played for Revs assistant coach Paul Mariner... 
was only the third player in Duke soccer history to earn All- 
America and Academic All-America honors in the same sea¬ 
son, joining former Blue Devils assistant coach Mike Jeffries 
and current Rev defender Jay Heaps ... graduated from Duke 
in three-and-a-half years with a degree in sociology and a cer¬ 
tificate in markets and management. 


COLLEGE: A four-year starter at Duke, Wadsworth saw his 
time in the starting lineup limited as a senior after off-season 
microfracture surgery on his right ankle ... appeared in 86 
games, starting 66 during his collegiate career... scored 25 
goals and added 34 assists ... left the program tied for sev¬ 
enth in career assists ... was an NSCAA All-South and All- 
ACC selection as a junior after leading the nation in assists 
(14) and was second in assists per game (.609)... a two-time 
ACC All-Tournament Team selection, helping the Blue Devils 
win back-to-back titles in 2005 and 2006 ... made an immedi¬ 
ate impact on the college scene, finishing second on Duke's 
squad in scoring as a freshman (eight goals, 10 assists). 

PERSONAL: Son of Mike and Becky Wadsworth ... majored 
in sociology with certificates in markets and management, 
graduating Duke in three-and-a-half years ... was a 
McDonald’s All-American at Plano West High School as a sen¬ 
ior ... also played basketball and football in high school, and 
also competed in track. 













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