Revs re-sign Joseph, add Edozien
The New England Revolution announced that the team has
signed midfielder Shalrie Joseph to a contact extension and that the team
also signed forward/midfielder Connally Edozien. Both players are members of
the Revs 18-man senior roster; neither count as international players. Per
team and Major League Soccer policy, terms of the deals were not disclosed.
Joseph, who holds a Green Card, returns for a third season with the
Revolution. The Grenada international, originally drafted by the Revs in
2002, was an MLS All-Star in 2004 and is arguably the top defensive
midfielder in MLS. In 51 career regular season games Joseph has two goals
and five assists for 10 points.
"Shalrie is a tough player and a polished pro who has emerged as a real team
leader," said Revolution head coach Steve Nicol. "We're certainly pleased to
have him in the fold going forward."
Forward and midfielder Connally Edozien is a United States citizen who was
born in Lagos, Nigeria, raised in London, England and came to the U.S. to
attend Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University in Daytona Beach, Florida where
he was a two-time NAIA All-America. He played professionally for the
Cincinnati Riverhawks (A-League), Bastia (France), FV Dresden (Germany), and
the Cleveland Force (MISL).
"Connally is dangerous going at defenders with the ball at his feet and also
has a good soccer brain," said Nicol. "We look forward to seeing him develop
further in the professional environment provided by the club."
The Revolution opens its 10th season of MLS play at the San Jose Earthquakes
at 10:00 pm (ET) on Saturday, April 2. The Revs' home opener is at 7:30 pm
on Saturday, April 9 at Gillette Stadium versus the Columbus Crew; the match
will feature a halftime performance by the Big Apple Circus. Call
1-877-GET-REVS for ticket information.