New England Revolution sign versatile Chris Tierney to new deal

The New England Revolution have made sure that one of their longest-tenured players sticks around for a little while longer.

The Revolution announced Monday that they have re-signed midfielder/defender Chris Tierney. The Wellesley, Mass., product, who is in his sixth MLS season, is the team’s second-longest tenured player and has recorded four assists in 18 appearances this year.

“Chris is a very versatile player and gives us a lot of options,” Revolution general manager Michael Burns said in a release by the club. “He is a great leader on and off the field, and has been one of our most consistent and productive players the last few seasons, so we’re very pleased he’s decided to sign a new contract to remain in New England.”

The 27-year-old Tierney has recorded at least four assists in each of the last four seasons, including a career high five in 2012. Last season, he played a career-high 28 games and made a career-high 26 starts while playing 2,379 minutes.

Tierney, who was drafted with the 13 overall pick in the 2008 MLS Supplemental Draft, has five career goals.

Per club policy, further terms of the deal have not been disclosed.