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Revs Tab UNC’s McCrary at #10

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With a gaping hole at the right back’s spot, the Revolution addressed the situation by drafting North Carolina fullback Jordan McCrary with the 10th overall pick at Thursday’s MLS SuperDraft.

McCrary, 22, recorded five assists in 20 games for the Tar Heels in 2015, a season after suffering an ACL injury that sidelined him for the duration of the 2014 campaign.

“It humbled me,” McCrary told TopDrawerSoccer.com recently. “When you get hurt, you have to take a step back and you have to watch, you can’t do anything about it. You have to sit there and watch and learn, and that was actually one of the times I feel like I mostly matured and got to learn the game even more.”

McCrary, who also spent time in the Tar Heel midfield, played in 86 games at Chapel Hill, where he collected nine assists and added a goal during his collegiate career. He is the first player taken by the Revolution from North Carolina since 2011, when midfielder Stephen McCarthy was selected in the second round.

The former Georgia Gatorade Boys Soccer Player of the Year is the first defender selected by the Revolution in the first round since Andrew Farrell was taken with the top pick in 2013.

McCrary, who has not yet signed with MLS, will be looking to earn a contract with the Revolution this winter. He is expected to compete for the starting right back’s spot during the preseason after veterans Kevin Alston and Jeremy Hall had their options declined following the 2015 season.

One Comment

  1. Peter

    January 14, 2016 at 3:11 pm

    Taylor twellman recons that McCrary could be in the starting line up from day one 4 the REVS

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