Revs take Farrell No. 1 overall

After trading for the No. 1 pick in the MLS SuperDraft on Wednesday, the Revs selected defender Andrew Farrell from Louisville.

The 5-11 Louisville standout anchored the Cardinals' defense, which allowed just 0.62 goals per game in league play. He finished the year tied for third on the team with four goals and nine points.

“We’re very pleased to add Andrew to the Revolution,” General Manager Michael Burns said. “We believe he is the best player available in this draft class and proactively made the deal with Toronto to move up the draft order so we could ensure he was available when we picked. We’re looking forward to getting him into camp with us and getting him acclimated to the Revolution. We believe he has a very bright future with our club and in this league."

Farrell, 20, started all 44 games which he played the last two seasons and earned Big East Defensive Player of the Year honors in 2012.

In addition to Farrell, the Revs also picked:

-- F/M Donnie Smith (UNC-Charlotte) – 21st overall

-- F Luke Spencer (Xavier) – 23rd overall

-- GK Luis Soffner (Indiana) – 36th overall

“Overall, we’re pleased with our draft and we believe we addressed a few areas we were looking to improve,” General Manager Michael Burns said. “With Andrew, we added who we believe was the best available player in this draft class. With Donnie, Luke and Luis, we’ve drafted players who we believe can add depth and versatility to our club. Donnie and Luke give us options on the wings as well as up top, while Luis gives us talented depth in goal. We look forward to getting them into camp next week and beginning to work with them.”

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