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3rd-Rounder Hollinger-Janzen Signed

Photo credit: Chris Aduama/

Photo credit: Chris Aduama/

The Revolution have secured the services of their entire 2016 draft class after third-round pick Femi Hollinger-Janzen was signed to a deal on Wednesday.

The 23-year-old forward, who was selected out of Indiana University with the 51st overall pick during January’s SuperDraft, spent the past two months with the club as a rookie trialist. Fellow 2016 draft picks Jordan McCrary and Michael Gamble were signed during the preseason.

Hollinger-Janzen scored eight goals and notched five assists in 21 games for the Hoosiers in 2015. During his four years on campus, the 6-0, 174 lbs. striker collected 22 goals and eight assists in 88 games.

He was a member of Indiana’s 2012 NCAA College Cup winning team as a freshman, Hollinger-Janzen scored the game-winning goal in the semifinal victory over Creighton that year en route to earning a spot on the College Cup All-Tournament Team. He is the first player selected by the Revolution out of Indiana since midfielder/forward Alec Purdie was chosen in 2012.

Hollinger-Janzen was born in Cotonou, Benin before moving to Goshen, Ind with his family at age six. He was named Indiana’s Gatorade Boys Soccer Player of the Year in 2011.

The Hoosier alumnus was the Revolution’s final pick of the 2016 SuperDraft, as the club traded its fourth-round pick to Vancouver in 2014 as part of the deal that landed midfielder Daigo Kobayashi.

Hollinger-Janzen will wear no. 88.

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