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Revs Cut Little-Used Okoli

Photo credit: Kari Heistad/

Photo credit: Kari Heistad/

Forward Sean Okoli, who was acquired in a draft-day trade with the Sounders last year, was waived by the Revolution on Tuesday.

Okoli, 23, landed in New England after the Revolution sent its second-round pick in the 2015 MLS SuperDraft to Seattle. He played in five games with the Revolution last season, all as a substitute, and garnered a total of 46 minutes. He started the club’s Fourth Round U.S. Open Cup tilt against Charlotte Independence on Jun. 17, going 64 minutes before he was subbed off.

The timing of Okoli’s departure is somewhat of a surprise. Despite the scant playing time, the club picked up his option for 2016 last November, and was part of a traveling contingent of teammates that trained with Revolution affiliate Sporting CP in December.

But with Charlie Davies and Juan Agudelo getting the majority of the minutes up top, and the team’s selection of Femi Hollinger-Janzen in the third round of this year’s draft, it appeared that Okoli’s path to more playing time was only getting narrower.

Okoli saw action in all three of the Revolution’s preseason contests in Casa Grande last week, but did not record any offensive statistics.

With Okoli no longer in camp, the Revolution currently have 20 players under contract.

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