24 Under 24, presented by adidas: #14 Andrew Farrell, New England Revolution

24 Under 24, presented by adidas: #14 Andrew Farrell, New England Revolution

14. Andrew Farrell

Pos: D | New England Revolution | Age: 22

Last Year in 24U24: #9
2014 Stats: Matches played: 28 | Goals: 0 | Assists: 0
Castrol Index (as of 9/24/14): #157


He walked right into New England's starting lineup on Day 1 of his rookie season in 2013, and he has only continued to make right back his own. The question that continues to dog him -- or his coaches -- is whether or not his best position is actually center back. But at least he finally trimmed the scraggly beard, which he was growing until he scored his first goal. 

What the technical staffers say: "He's physically strong, good one one one, has good pace and good in the air. And he's not afraid to get forward. What's not to like? He needs to work on distribution out of the back over 20 or 30 yards. ... I think he's out of position. I think he's a center back, even though he wouldn't be the biggest center back. I think that's where he's have the most positive impact on the team. But shows his qualities that he can play right back and do it very well."

What Opta says: Ranks in the top five in clearances per game (5.36), blocks per game (0.57), and touches per game (63.86) among players under 24. He also ranks sixth in tackles per game (2.54). He has played more minutes than any player under 24 (2,520).

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