HOW ACQUIRED: Selected No. 1 overall in 2013 SuperDraft. Re-signed on Dec. 15, 2017. Signed a multi-year extension on June 24, 2020
Since New England traded up in the 2013 SuperDraft to acquire Farrell, the University of Louisville product has made 221 appearances through the early days of his eighth professional season. Farrell, 28, leads all MLS outfield players in regular-season appearances and games started since entering the league.
COLLEGE: Three-year player at Louisville University named 2012 NSCAA first-team All-America honoree and BIG EAST defensive player of the year as a junior… also a finalist for the MAC Hermann Trophy as college’s player of the year. helped the Cardinals advance to the NCAA Tournament in each of his three seasons, including its 2010 NCAA Championship match appearance.
PERSONAL: Son of missionaries, he spent 10 years (ages 5-14) growing up in Peru while his parents worked there.
NOTES: 2016 MLS All-Star