How Acquired: Drafted by the Revolution in the second round (22nd overall) of the 2012 Supplemental Draft; signed with the Revolution on March 6, 2012
A versatile attacking player who can line up as a forward or out wide on the left or right sides of the midfield … has a nose for goal … can create his own shot off the dribble, but is also adept at finding his teammates with a cross or through pass … played two seasons at Indiana – 2007 and 2008 – with current Revolution defender Kevin Alston, and fellow Revolution rookie Mike Roach before Roach transferred to Saint Louis … Twitter account: @AlecPurdie.
COLLEGE: Made 63 appearances with the Hoosiers, including 35 starts … scored 12 goals and added 10 assists in his career … appeared in every one of the team’s games during his junior and senior seasons, starting all 22 matches in his final year … earned first-team All-Big Ten honors as a senior following an eight-goal, five-assist performance that also saw him lead the conference in game-winning goals (5) … also earned Offensive MVP honors and later Big Ten player of the week accolades for helping lead Indiana to the title at the Mike Berticelli Memorial Tournament that also included Bucknell, Denver and Notre Dame … picked up his second Big Ten Offensive Player of the Week award for scoring the game-winning goal in a 1-0 win against No. 16 Penn State, and then later assisted on both goals in a 2-2 tie at Northwestern … redshirted his freshman season in 2007, and made his first-ever appearance in 2008 as a redshirt freshman … scored his first career goal in 2009 as s redshirt sophomore, when he made 18 appearances, including five starts … scored three goals and added five assists as a redshirt junior in 2010, appearing in all 20 of the Hoosiers’ games, and making eight starts.
PERSONAL: The only child of Lona and Tim Purdie … lists Manchester United as his favorite club to support outside of MLS … a fan of boxer Manny Pacquiao and the movie “Gladiator” … his hobbies include socializing with friends and watching comedy films in his free time … enjoys country and hip-hop music … majored in broadcast sports communications at Indiana … lists his entire collegiate soccer experience at Indiana as his favorite soccer memory.