Revolution sign forward Khano Smith
The New England Revolution announced today that the team
has signed Bermuda National Team forward Khano Smith to the team's 18-man
senior roster. Smith, 24, will count as a Youth International will not
occupy a Senior International slot. Per team and MLS policy, terms of the
deal are not disclosed.
The Revolution also announced that the team has waived defender Carlos
Llamosa, opting to not pick up an option in the player's contract. The
eight-season Major League Soccer veteran is now free to pursue playing
options with other clubs.
Smith, who has 15 caps for the Bermuda National Team, starred for
Lees-McCrae College in Banner Elk, North Carolina where he earned Division
II First Team All-America honors in 2002. He finished his college career
with 47 goals, 19 assists and 113 points. After college, Smith played in
the USL's D3 pro league for the Carolina Dynamo. Most recently, he has been
playing in Bermuda's Premier League, winning the 2004 league and cup double
with Dandy Town Hornets. He will join the Revolution pending completion of
his work visa.
Smith came to the attention of Revolution head coach Steve Nicol on New
England's recent preseason trip to Bermuda when he scored for his country in
the Revs' 3-2 victory over Bermuda on March 3 in Hamilton. "Khano is a big,
strong forward who is also a good soccer player," said Nicol. "He was
impressive when we trained with us in Ecuador and he will immediately add
another good option for us at striker."
The Revolution parts ways with Llamosa after three seasons. A three-time MLS
All-Star, Llamosa played in 38 regular season games and eight playoff games
with the Revolution between 2002-04. The former U.S. international missed
the entire 2004 regular season and playoffs after tearing the ACL in his
left knee during preseason.
"Carlos has been a class act from the time he got here right up to the
present," said Revolution head coach Steve Nicol. "He was a big part of the
Revolution's success during his time playing here. The club wishes him well
for the future."