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Revs, Others Quiet in Waiver Draft; Mulgrew Unselected

Photo credit: Chris Aduama/

Photo credit: Chris Aduama/

The Revolution were one of 19 clubs that stood pat during Wednesday’s Waiver Draft as Colorado made the lone selection by taking former Seattle midfielder Michael Azira in the first round.

Azira was taken at the no. 2 spot after Chicago bypassed the opportunity to make a selection with the first pick. The remainder of the league declined to make any selections. The Revolution occupied the 10th spot during Wednesday’s proceedings.

With Azira the only player taken on Wednesday, former Revolution midfielder/forward Timi Mulgrew remains available to the rest of the league on a first-come, first-serve basis.

Among the other notable names who were not selected: 2015 first-round pick Leo Stolz, former Real Salt Lake and New York City promising prospect Sebastian Velasquez, and former Hannover 96 and Crew SC defender Emanuel Pogatetz.


  1. Robert

    December 10, 2015 at 11:12 am

    I am hoping the Revs look at the Re-entry draft to fill the right back position. Steven Beitashour could be a solid addition and has proven to be an excellent right back over his career. I was surprised that the Whitecaps chose not to exercise his option. Brian, do you have an opinion on Beitashour?

    • Brian O'Connell

      December 10, 2015 at 11:26 am

      Hi Robert, I think Beitashour would be a very good addition, especially given how much trouble the Revs encountered trying to fill the right back’s spot. His salary ($197,000) could be a bit of a showstopper, but I think he’d be worth the price, or close to it, should he not get selected in Stage 1. For a team that has lived and died by its defense over the last 3 years, the front office would be wise to invest more $$$ in the rear instead of hoping for the best with low-budget guys. And Beitashour, if than anything, is a proven commodity in MLS.

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