Nothing Stirring: Revs Pass in Stage 2 of Re-Entry

Photo credit: Chris Aduama/

Photo credit: Chris Aduama/

For the first time since its inception in 2010, the Re-Entry Process came and went without a selection from the New England Revolution.

After passing in the Stage 1 of the Process last Thursday, the Revolution stayed on the sideline for Stage 2 on Wednesday, which saw seven players selected.

Striker Fabian Espindola, the player many Revolution supporters eyed as a potential target, went first after he was taken by D.C. United, who also selected defender Nana Attakora in round two. D.C. saw midfielder Dwayne DeRosario, the 2011 MLS MVP, taken by Toronto, where he played from 2009-2011.

Meanwhile, Chad Barrett, who scored two goals and added 2 assists in 19 games for the Revolution in 2013, was selected by the Seattle Sounders in round one.

As for midfielders Ryan Guy, Clyde Simms and Juan Toja, all three are now available to all 19 clubs on a first-come, first-served basis after going unselected on Wednesday.

Even though the Revolution stood pat in both stages, coach Jay Heaps told prior to Stage 2 that he spent plenty of time scouting the players available in the Process.

“We felt that we added some players that have helped us in the past,” said Heaps. ”I thought Clyde Simms was a major acquisition. But we’ve had a couple guys not pan out in the Re-Entry. So it’s an interesting mechanism that you have to do a lot of research on to make sure it’s going to fit your team.”

D.C. United Fabian Espindola Nana Attakora Pass
Chivas USA Pass
Toronto FC Dwayne De Rosario Pass
Columbus Crew Pass
FC Dallas Pass
Philadelphia Union Pass
Vancouver Whitecaps FC Mehdi Ballouchy Pass
Chicago Fire Pass
San Jose Earthquakes Shaun Francis Brandon Barklage Pass
Montreal Impact Pass
Colorado Rapids Pass
New England Revolution Pass
Seattle Sounders FC Chad Barrett Corey Hertzog Pass
LA Galaxy Pass
New York Red Bulls Pass
Houston Dynamo Pass
Portland Timbers Pass
Real Salt Lake Pass
Sporting Kansas City Pass
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