HOW ACQUIRED: Selected No. 78 overall in 2018 SuperDraft.
PRONUNCIATION: NEE-coh-LASS SAH-mah-YO-ah
Samayoa is a young defender who made the Revolution squad after an impressive showing in the preseason.
COLLEGE: Samayoa was a four-year starter at Florida Gulf Coast University and appeared in 66 matches, starting 65, and tallied six goals with four assists. As a senior last season, Samayoa started 15 matches and recorded a career-high three goals, after setting a personal best with 20 appearances in 2016. The 6-foot-2, 175 pound defender was a 2017 United Soccer Coaches All-Southeast Region First Team selection as a senior. He was named a first-team Atlantic Sun Conference selection as a junior after the FGCU backline surrendered only six goals in conference action, second fewest in the league. Samayoa holds dual citizenship with Guatemala and the United States and has represented Guatemala at the Under-20 level.