New England sign Simms following Re-Entry selection

Clyde Simms is officially a member of the Revolution. New England announced on Friday that they had signed the former D.C. United midfielder after taking him in Stage 2 of the Re-Entry Draft.

Simms made 182 appearances for D.C. during the past seven seasons, including 147 starts, primarily in defensive midfield. He started 29 matches for Ben Olsen in 2011. Terms of the deal were not disclosed per league and club policy.

The Revs expect Simms, 29, to bring experience to a team that finished at the bottom of the Eastern Conference in 2011.

“We’re very pleased Clyde will be playing for the Revolution this season,” general manager Michael Burns said in a statement. “He is a consistent player who provides a reliable presence in the midfield, as well as off the field and in the locker room. We’re looking forward to getting him acclimated when we open camp on January 16.”

New England also took Danleigh Borman (TFC, Stage 1) and Nate Jaqua (SSFC, Stage 2) in the Re-Entry Draft. The club has also extended offers to both players.