Updated May 17, 2023
ANDREW FARRELL AT A GLANCE:
- Leads all MLS players in regular season minutes (27,288), appearances (311), and starts (306), since entering league as the first-overall SuperDraft pick in 2013.
- The Revolution’s all-time leader in MLS appearances, starts, and minutes.
- Only player in club history to appear in and start 300 MLS regular season matches for the Revolution.
- Also ranks as the club’s all-time leader in appearances and starts across all competitions.
- Voted the club’s Defender of the Year five times by local media (2015, 2018, 2019, 2021,2022).
- Owns 13 appearances, all starts, and 1,260 minutes played in the MLS Cup Playoffs.
- New England’s 2018 Humanitarian of the Year for his notable work with Special Olympics Massachusetts, among other causes.
- Lived in Lima, Peru for 10 years before finishing high school in Louisville, Ky.
MLS CAREER: A consistent presence on the Revolution’s backline since being drafted first overall by the club in the 2013 MLS SuperDraft…Currently New England’s starting center back with extensive experience at right and left back…Since entering the league, leads all MLS players in league minutes, appearances, and starts…Also leads the Revolution’s MLS record books in all three categories…Club’s all-time leader in appearances and starts across all competitions…Voted the club’s Defender of the Year by local media five times (2015, 2018, 2019, 2021 and 2022)…Career regular season totals include 311 appearances, 306 starts, two goals, and 12 assists in 27,288 minutes played…Has added 13 career postseason appearances, all of them starts, and 1,260 minutes played in the MLS Cup Playoffs…Never missed more than five games in an MLS campaign…In 2023, has appeared in seven matches, with five starts, after missing the opening five matches with an injury…Also made one Open Cup appearance…Made 32 appearances, all starts, with two assists over 2,780 minutes played in 2022…Appeared in 33 matches, all starts, in 2021, contributing two assists over 2,970 minutes played…In 2020, appeared in 20 matches, including 19 starts, and played 1,711 minutes…Made 29 starts in central defense and at right back in 2019...In 2018, played all but 25 minutes through team's first 30 games before suffering hamstring injury…Season totals included two goals and two assists in 31 appearances…In 2017, started 27 games at right back and three at left back…Paced Revolution in minutes played with 2,664…Appeared 33 MLS matches, starting 32, and notched one assist in 2016…Voted club’s Defender of the Year by media in 2015 after 32 starts…Started all but two of the club’s regular season matches in 2014…Started four games in the 2014 postseason, including the Revolution’s first MLS Cup appearance since 2007…Made 32 starts in rookie season and recorded one assist.
2023: Has appeared in seven matches, with five starts, after missing the opening five matches with an injury…Also made one Open Cup appearance…(4/1) vs. NYC: Made season debut playing 45 minutes off the bench…(4/8) vs. MTL: Replaced an injured Henry Kessler as a halftime substitute…(4/15) at CLB: Made first start of the season.
2022: Appeared in 32 matches, all starts, with two assists over 2,780 minutes played…Ranked second on the team in minutes played…Became the first player in club history to appear and start in 300 MLS regular season games for the Revolution…Made one additional appearance in SCCL play…Also saw action in two U.S. Open Cup matches...(2/26) at POR: Made 270th start in MLS play in season opener…(3/12) vs. RSL: Tallied one assist in the 3-2 loss at home…(4/16) vs. CLT: Suited up for his 275th MLS start…Tallied a team-high six clearances in the win…(4/23) at DC: Matched the club records for appearances (305- Shalrie Joseph) and games started (300- Matt Reis) across all competitions…(4/30) vs. MIA: Surpassed the club records for appearances and games started across all competitions…Helped guide New England to its second clean sheet of the season with the 90-minute performance...(5/28) vs. PHI: Surpassed 25,000 minutes played in MLS with a 90-minute effort…(7/23) vs. CLB: Guided the backline to a clean sheet performance in 0-0 draw…(8/13) vs. DC: Helped New England register its fourth consecutive clean sheet in 1-0 win…(9/10) at NYRB: Registered 300th MLS regular season appearance…Tallied one shot over 90 minutes played…(10/1) vs. ATL: Suited up for 300th MLS start with New England...(10/9) at CHI: Concluded the regular season with eighth consecutive full 90-minute appearance.
2021: Surpassed the club records for MLS games played, games started, and minutes played in ninth MLS season with New England…Started all 33 of his appearances in central defense, playing 2,970 minutes with two assists…Set career highs in starts and minutes played, and matched his personal best in appearances…Led the team in appearances, starts, minutes played, and interceptions…Ranked tied for seventh in MLS in minutes played…Added one start in the MLS Cup Playoffs…(4/24) vs. DC: Played 90 minutes in New England’s first clean sheet of the season…(5/1) vs. ATL: Recorded first assist of the season in the 2-1 win…Surpassed Jay Heaps for third-most starts in club history…Named to bench of MLS Team of the Week…(5/12) at PHI: Surpassed Jay Heaps for sole possession of fifth-most appearances in club history in the 1-1 draw…(5/22) vs. NY: Eclipsed Jay Heaps for third-most minutes played in Revolution history…(5/29) at CIN: Passed Chris Tierney for third-most games played in club history…(7/17) at ATL: Became third player in club history to register 250 starts with New England…(7/25) vs. MTL: Surpassed Matt Reis for third-most games played in Revs history…(8/4) vs. NSH: Earned MLS Team of the Week honors as New England logged a clean sheet…(8/8) vs. PHI: Surpassed Shalrie Joseph’s club record for most games started among Revs’ annals…(8/18) vs. DC: Became the club’s all-time leader in MLS minutes played, eclipsing Shalrie Joseph for the franchise record…(8/28) at NYC: Collected 262nd MLS appearance in a Revs jersey to leap Shalrie Joseph for the club record…(9/11) vs. NYC: Logged 10th career assist…(9/18) vs. CLB: Completed 59 of 60 pass attempts in 1-1 draw…(10/24) at ORL: Registered 270th MLS appearance in 2-2 draw on the road…Played all 90 minutes…(11/7) vs. MIA: Surpassed 24,000 career minutes played in MLS in the regular-season finale…Postseason: (11/30) vs. NYC: Started and played all 120 minutes in the 2-2 draw in the Eastern Conference Semifinal…Eclipsed 1,200 minutes played in the postseason.
2020: Re-signed with New England on June 24…Appeared in 20 league matches, including 19 starts, and played 1,711 minutes…Tied a career high with four postseason starts…Started all six of the team’s clean sheets in central defense…Ranked first on the team in blocks (14), second in clearances (75), and third in minutes played…Missed the first two games of the MLS is Back Tournament with a left quad injury…Started and played 90 minutes in the MLS is Back Tournament Round of 16 on July 25 vs. Philadelphia…(2/29) at MTL: Started and played 90 minutes in the season opener…(9/12) at PHI: Registered 225th career start and eclipsed 20,000 minutes played…(9/19) vs. NYC: Logged a team-best seven clearances in scoreless draw…(9/27) at DC: Started team’s fifth clean sheet of the season…Postseason: (11/20) vs. MTL: Started and played 90 minutes in Play-In Round win…(11/24) at PHI: Logged 10th MLS Cup Playoffs appearance and start in Round One…(11/29) at ORL: Eclipsed 1,000 minutes played in the MLS Cup Playoffs with 90-minute performance in Conference Semifinal…(12/6) at CLB: Started in the Conference Final, a 1-0 defeat.
2019: Voted the club’s Defender of the Year by local media for third time and second straight season…Started 29 matches, splitting time between right back and center back…Added one postseason start…Recorded one assist and totaled 2,603 minutes played, third most on the team…Paced the team with 132 clearances and ranked third with 37 interceptions… Eclipsed 200 career regular season appearances on May 18, and 200 career starts on June 2…Also played 120 minutes at center back in both of the team's U.S. Open Cup matches…Missed the first four matches of the season with an eye injury, and suspended one additional match for yellow-card accumulation…(4/20) vs. NY: Played 90 minutes in 1-0 shutout win…(5/11) vs. SJ: Made first start of season at center back...(5/18) at MTL: Made 200th MLS regular season appearance and helped secure the 0-0 clean sheet...(6/2) at LA: Led the team with 10 clearances in 2-1 road win…Made 200th career regular season start…(7/12) at DC: Surpassed Kelyn Rowe for sixth-most appearances in club history with 206…(7/21) at CIN: Named to MLSsoccer.com's Team of the Week after helping anchor back line to second consecutive clean sheet…(9/21) vs. RSL: Helped shut down RSL’s attack in the scoreless draw…(9/29) vs. NYC: Started in the clean sheet win that clinched the club’s playoff berth…Postseason: (10/19) at ATL: Played 90 minutes at center back in the Round One loss.
2018: Made 31 appearances, including 30 starts, with two goals and two assists…Voted club's Defender of the Year by local media…Also named Revs' 2018 Humanitarian of the Year…Started 27 games at right back with three starts at center back…Wore captain's armband for 10 consecutive games before suffering injury on Sept. 29 at Toronto…Started and played 90 minutes at center back in U.S. Open Cup Fourth Round match at Louisville on June 5…(3/3) at PHI: Started and played 90 minutes at right back…(3/10) vs. COL: Started at center back for first time since 2016…Played 90 minutes in the 2-1 win…(3/31) at HOU: Contributed to club’s first clean sheet of the season…(4/6) vs. MTL: Tallied first career MLS goal in 164th regular season appearance with a first-time strike from right side of the penalty area…Helped keep a second consecutive clean sheet…(4/14) vs. DAL: Surpassed Taylor Twellman for seventh most starts in club history with 164…(4/28) vs. SKC: Named to MLSsoccer.com's Team of the Week after the 1-0 win…(5/12) vs. TOR: Distributed first assist of the season on Teal Bunbury game-winning goal…(5/26) at VAN: Eclipsed 15,000 career minutes played…(6/13) at SJ: Made 175th career MLS appearance…(6/30) vs. DC: Started 175th career MLS match…(7/7) vs. SEA: Voted JetBlue Man of the Match in the 0-0 draw…(7/14) vs. LA: Registered seventh career assist…(8/11) vs. PHI: Scored second career goal and eclipsed 2,000 minutes played for the sixth straight season…(9/29) at TOR: Eclipsed the 30-games played mark for the sixth straight season.
2017: Started 27 games at right back and three at left back…Totaled a team-best 2,664 minutes played…Recorded career-high three assists including one game-winning helper…Appeared in all three of New England's U.S. Open Cup matches…(3/4) at COL: Made 2017 debut in the regular season opener…(4/8) vs. HOU: Started in the team's first clean sheet of the season…(4/19) vs. SJ: Recorded one shot and helped secure another clean sheet in 0-0 draw…(4/22) vs. DC: Became the 10th player in club history to eclipse 12,000 regular season minutes played…(4/29) at SEA: Played all 90 minutes for a 20th consecutive game dating back to last season…(5/13) vs. RSL: Started 139th match for Revolution and moved into 10th place on club's all-time games started list…(6/23) at TOR: Made first career start at left back and played 90 minutes…(7/5) vs. NY: Played 90 minutes and recorded one shot…(7/22) vs. LA: Recorded first assist of season on low cross that led to Teal Bunbury's game-winning goal in the 73rd minute…(7/29) vs. PHI: Notched assist in a second consecutive game for first time…Set up Kei Kamara's second goal with another grounded cross from the right side…(8/5) at CHI: Made 150th MLS appearance…(8/12) vs. VAN: Made 150th career start and contributed to clean sheet in 1-0 win…(8/20) at NYC: Made second career start at left back and recorded a career-high three shots…(10/15) vs. NYC: Played 90 minutes at left back and set career high with third assist of the season.
2016: Appeared in a career-best 33 MLS matches, with 32 starts at both center back and right back…Earned first career All-Star selection and represented the Revs in the 2016 AT&T MLS All-Star Game, playing 45 minutes against English Premier League side Arsenal…Started 17 straight games to begin the season and closed the campaign with 11 consecutive starts…Started at right back in four of the team’s five U.S. Open Cup contests, including the Open Cup Final against FC Dallas on Sept. 13…(3/26) at NYC: Made 100th career appearance and 100th career start in 1-1 draw…(4/1) vs. NY: Played 90 minutes in the 1-0 victory, contributing to the club’s second clean sheet of 2016…(4/23) at DC: Named Santander Man of the Match…(5/28) vs. SEA: Made first start at right back since 2014, helping the team to a 2-1 win…(6/18) at VAN: Played all 90 minutes in the win, earning MLSSoccer.com Team of the Week recognition…(7/6) vs. NYC: Made first career substitute appearance and played 11 minutes…Snapped streak of 113 consecutive starts to begin career…(8/24) at SJ: Started at center back and played 90 minutes…Helped secure a clean sheet in the 0-0 draw…(9/3) vs. COL: Earned MLSsoccer.com Team of the Week selection after 2-0 win…(10/23) vs. MTL: Played 90 minutes in season finale, a 3-0 victory.
2015: Voted the club’s Defender of the Year by local media after anchoring New England’s back line in his third MLS season…Started 32 games in central defense and finished second on the team with 2,819 minutes played…Recorded two shots…A finalist for the Etihad Airways MLS Player of the Month in April…Named to MLSSoccer.com’s Team of the Week four times, tied for most on the team…Was called for only 13 fouls the entire season…Played 270 minutes in a stretch from Aug. 15 to Sept. 5, which saw the club record three consecutive clean sheets…(3/21) vs. MTL: Contributed to the club’s first clean sheet of the season, a scoreless draw…Started and played all 90 minutes of the match…Recorded his first shot of the season…(4/4) at COL: Played 90 minutes in the team’s second clean sheet of the year, a 2-0 victory…(4/11) vs. CLB: Started in the Revs’ clean sheet performance, which ended in a scoreless draw…(4/25) vs. RSL: Started and played 90 minutes in the 4-0 shutout win…(6/13) vs. CHI: Played all 90 minutes in another clean sheet performance, a 2-0 victory…(7/18 vs. NYC): Started in the 1-0 shutout win...(8/15) vs. HOU: Started and helped the team to a 2-0 win…(8/29) at PHI: Played 90 minutes in the clean sheet performance, a 1-0 victory…(9/5) vs. ORL: Started in another shutout performance, a 3-0 Revs victory…Postseason: (10/28) at DC: Started and played 90 minutes in the club’s loss in the Eastern Conference Knockout Round.
2014: Started 32 games in second season with the Revolution, appearing 22 times at right back and 10 times at center back…Played a team-best and career-best 2,840 minutes over the course of the regular season, 10th most among MLS outfield players…Recorded six shots and three shots on goal…Played the full 90 minutes in each of the Revs’ 30 regular season games from March 15 to Oct. 4…Started five straight games in central defense from April 19 to May 17 in place of an injured Jose Goncalves…Made one appearance in the U.S. Open Cup, coming off the bench for the final 13 minutes of the Fourth Round win at Richmond on June 18…(3/15) at PHI: Made season debut at center back, earning the start and playing all 90 minutes of the 1-0 loss…(3/22) vs. VAN: Started and played 90 minutes in the Revs’ first clean sheet performance of the 2014 season, a scoreless draw…(4/12) vs. HOU: Started and played 90 minutes in the club’s shutout performance, a 2-0 victory…(4/26) vs. SKC: Started in the clean sheet performance, a 2-0 victory…(5/11) vs. SEA: Played 90 minutes in the Revs’ largest margin of victory of the season, a 5-0 victory…(7/30) vs. COL: Started in the club’s clean sheet performance, a 3-0 victory…(8/23) vs. CHV: Played all 90 minutes in the Revs’ 1-0 shutout victory…(8/30 vs. TOR): Helped the Revs’ to their largest margin of victory in a road match on the season, a 3-0 shutout victory…(10/25) vs. TOR: Started and played 90 minutes in the Revs’ regular season finale, a 1-0 shutout victory…Postseason: (11/1) at CLB: Started and played 90 minutes in the club’s win in the first leg of the Eastern Conference Semifinal Series…Recorded one shot…(11/23) at NY: Started and played 90 minutes in the team’s win in the first leg of the Eastern Conference Finals…(11/29) vs. NY: Played 90 minutes in the Revs’ draw in the second leg of the Eastern Conference Finals…Recorded one shot…(12/7) vs. LA: Started and played 120 minutes in the Revs’ MLS Cup loss…Recorded one shot.
2013: Started 32 games at right back in his first MLS season…Recorded one assist…Played 2,813 minutes on the year, third most of any Revolution player…Helped the Revs boast one of the top defenses in MLS, allowing the third fewest goals in the League…Played all 360 minutes over a four-game stretch from May 18 to June 9, a span in which the team did not allow a goal…Made one appearance in the U.S. Open Cup, starting the quarterfinal defeat to D.C. United on June 26…(3/9) at CHI: Started and played 90 minutes in his MLS debut, a 1-0 shutout victory…Recorded one shot…(3/23) vs. SKC: Played 90 minutes in home opener, a scoreless draw…(4/13) at SEA: Started in the clean sheet performance, a scoreless draw…(4/27) vs. PHI: Started and played 90 minutes in club’s first home victory of the season, a 2-0 shutout win…(5/18) at HOU: Played all 90 minutes in the Revs’ clean sheet performance, a 2-0 victory…Recorded one shot…(5/25) vs. TOR: Started in the 2-0 victory…Recorded two shots and one shot on goal…(6/2) vs. LA: Played 90 minutes in the team’s largest margin of victory on the season, a 5-0 shutout win…Recorded first assist of his MLS career…(6/8) vs. DC: Started and played 90 minutes in the Revs’ clean sheet performance, a scoreless draw…(7/6) vs. SJ: Started and recorded one shot on goal in the 2-0 victory…(7/20) at CLB: Played 90 minutes in the team’s clean sheet performance, a 2-0 victory…(8/17) vs. CHI: Started in the Revs’ 2-0 shutout victory…(10/12) at MTL: Helped the team record another shutout win, a 1-0 victory…(10/27) at CLB: Closed out the season with a 1-0 victory…Postseason: (11/2) vs. SKC: Started and played 90 minutes in the club’s win in the first leg of the Eastern Conference Semifinal Series…(11/6) at SKC: Played all 120 minutes in the club’s loss in the second leg of the Eastern Conference Semifinals.
COLLEGE (LOUISVILLE): Played three years at Louisville and tallied six goals with six assists…Appeared in 64 games, including 51 starts…Named a 2012 National Soccer Coaches Association of America first-team All-American honoree and BIG EAST Defensive Player of the Year as a junior…Named a finalist for the MAC Hermann Trophy as one of college soccer’s top players of the year…Started all 44 games in which he appeared as a sophomore and junior, transitioning from central midfield to defense ahead of his final season at Louisville…Helped the Cardinals advance to the NCAA Tournament in each of his three seasons, including an appearance in the 2010 NCAA College Cup Final…Scored a career-best four goals in his junior season…Tallied five of his six assists at Louisville a year earlier as a sophomore.
PERSONAL: Fluent in Spanish…Heavily involved with the Revolution's Special Olympics Massachusetts Unified soccer team and local non-profit Binkeez for Comfort, among other humanitarian initiatives…Also hosts an annual fundraiser in home state of Kentucky for Special Olympics Kentucky...Plays the piano…Played three seasons at Atherton High School in Louisville, Ky., after playing his freshman season at Franklin Delano Roosevelt High School in Lima, Peru...Spent 10 years living in Peru after being born in Louisville, returning to the United States at age 15…Earned all-district and all-state honors as a senior...Named his team’s MVP after his junior and senior years.. Voted the team’s Best Newcomer for his sophomore season, contributing to Atherton’s 12-5-1 record...Recorded 12 goals and seven assists in his senior season.