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Spencer, Kapo No Longer on Roster

Second round pick Luke Spencer and journeyman midfielder Olivier Kapo were among the trialists whose names are not listed on the latest New England Revolution preseason roster, which was released on Monday.

Spencer, who was taken 23rd overall in last month’s SuperDraft, was a spectator for the first full day of preseason. He played the second 30 minutes of the club’s three-period preseason match against Sporting K.C., but did not play in the Whitecaps game.

Kapo, who was slated to join the team on trial in Casa Grande, did not play in either of the club’s preseason matches. At Monday’s Revolution Supporters Summit, Revolution general manager Michael Burns revealed that Kapo had signed a six month contract with a European club.

Antigua & Barbuda midfielder Quinton Griffith played in both preseason matches, but is no longer listed on the roster. Supplemental draft picks Alex De John and Chris Thomas, both of whom saw action in Casa Grande, are also absent from the latest roster.

Though Spencer, Griffith, De John and Thomas are not in camp, their absences do not necessarily mean they are gone for good. Last year, trialist Jeremiah White did not travel back to Foxboro following their trip to Casa Grande. He later re-joined the club in Tucson for the Desert Diamond Cip and eventually signed a deal prior to the 2012 season.

The lone supplemental draft pick still in camp is Elon midfielder Gabe Latigue. Defender Bilal Duckett and midfielder/defender Donnie Smith also remain with the club, as do goalkeepers Tim Murray and Luis Soffner.

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