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How Acquired: Drafted by the Revolution in the fourth round (60th overall) of the 2012 Supplemental Draft; signed with the Revolution on March 6, 2012.
A strong, powerful attacking player who is comfortable at forward or in the midfield … has a quick, hard shot … can play the ball on his feet or can also serve as a target when needed … played two seasons (2007-08) at Indiana with current Revolution defender Kevin Alston and fellow rookie Alec Purdie, and then one season at Saint Louis with former New York Red Bull and current Bolton Wanderer defender Tim Ream … Twitter account: @1MikeRoach.
COLLEGE: Split his collegiate career between Indiana (2007-08) and Saint Louis (2009-11) … played his freshman season with the Hoosiers, appearing in 18 of the team’s 22 games while adding one goal and one assist … redshirted his sophomore year in Bloomington, before transferring to his hometown Saint Louis University as a redshirt sophomore in 2009 … played three seasons at SLU, scoring 14 goals and adding seven assists in 34 appearances … as a redshirt sophomore, started 17 matches while scoring 11 goals and adding two assists to lead the Billikens in scoring ... earned preseason All-America and Atlantic-10 honors in 2010, but missed much of his redshirt junior season with injuries, which limited him to just six appearances, including one start, when he scored one goal and added one assist in those matches … also saw his time limited by injuries as a redshirt senior in 2011, but he scored two goals and added a team-best four assists in 11 appearances.
PERSONAL: Son of Barb and Mike Roach … has two older sisters: Nikki (32) and Michelle (30) … supports FC Barcelona and lists LeBron James as one of his favorite athletes … in his spare time he likes to golf, listen to hip-hop music and watch comedy movies, especially “Dumb and Dumber” … majored in communication at St. Louis … lists winning the Missouri state championship his senior year of high school with Chaminade as his favorite soccer memory … attended the same St. Louis high school as Houston Dynamo all-star Brad Davis.