Joseph re-signs with Revolution

The Revolution announced that captain Shalrie Joseph has re-signed with Major League Soccer and will remain in New England. He will occupy one of the team’s designated player roster spots.

“Shalrie has spent his entire MLS career here in New England and we are thrilled he’s agreed to return as a Designated Player for us,” General Manager Michael Burns said. “Getting him re-signed was a top priority for us this off-season. We expect that Shalrie will continue to lead this team on the field, but also off the field and in the community, as well, as we move ahead into 2012.”

Joseph, 33, will enter his 10th season with the Revolution. He is fifth on the Revs’ career goal scored list (36) and third in assists (31).

“I’m very excited to stay in New England,” Joseph said. “I’ve made this my home and I can’t imagine playing for another team besides the Revolution. I’m looking forward to getting back out on the field next year and going after an MLS Cup championship for our fans and for this city.”