New England Soccer Today

Nigerian Find

FOXBOROUGH, Mass. – After filling their previous two international roster spots with seasoned European internationals, the Revolution went in the opposite direction on Friday with the signing of 18-year-old Nigerian midfielder Michael Augustine.

Augustine, who hails from Kano, Nigeria, played for FCT Abuja in his native country. The 5-10 midfielder, who is a product of Abuja’s youth system, made his first appearance for the first team in 2008. During his time with the first team, Augustine scored 18 goals and helped in the club’s promotion to the Nigerian Premier League in 2009. Additionally, he was a member of the team that won Nigeria’s FA Youth Cup.

“Michael is a young midfielder who we believe can have a promising future in our league,” Revolution Vice President of Player Personnel Michael Burns said. “He has pace and will add to the depth we have in the midfield this season.”

Augustine joined the Revolution in Kennesaw, GA, this morning for the club’s 11-day preseason trip, which includes two matches against Columbus and another against Houston. He will occupy one of the club’s  international roster spots once his International Transfer Certificate is received.


  1. jw

    March 4, 2011 at 3:49 pm

    I’m sorry, but when you sign two guys in their mid thirties, doesn’t that mean that, to quote George Allen, “the future is now”? Why sign a project too? I am confused. Sounds like “Nyassi II”.

  2. Daniel

    March 4, 2011 at 8:21 pm

    What’s wrong with Nyassi? I think a balance of veterans and up-and-coming talent is what any team is looking for. Judging by last year, I don’t think we should be making any room on the trophy case just yet… but it looks like the Revs are at least trying to make some changes.

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