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PDL: Dorman Joins FC Boston Staff

Photo credit: Kari Heistad/

Photo credit: Kari Heistad/

Former Revolution midfielder Andy Dorman will be staying local after accepting a coaching position with new PDL outfit FC Boston Bolts on Wednesday.

Dorman, 33, joins the Bolts staff less than a year removed from top-flight action. The Welshman played in 18 games and tallied once for the Revolution in 2015. His MLS contract expired last November.

“I’m really looking forward to starting my coaching career with the Bolts,” Dorman said in a club release on Wednesday. “I’ve watched the U12’s train and I’m really excited to work with the talented group. I’d like to thank (Executive Director) Brian Ainscough and (Director) Dan Colwell for giving me the opportunity and I hope I can repay them with a successful first season.”

Dorman was drafted by the Revolution out of Boston University in 2004, and went on to play 158 games while scoring 18 goals and collecting 20 assists over two stints with New England between 2004-07 and 2013-15. He also played in three MLS Cups (2006, 2007, and 2014), and helped the Revolution lift the Lamar Hunt U.S. Open Cup trophy in 2007.

Between 2008-12, Dorman suited up for St. Mirren’s (Scottish Premier League), Crystal Palace (The Championship) and Bristol Rovers (League Two).

In 2014, Dorman returned to his alma mater to serve as Head of Match Analysis under former coach Neil Roberts.

“After a fantastic playing career, we are delighted Andy chose the Bolts to begin his coaching career,” Ainscough said in a club release on Wednesday. “Andy is a very ambitious young man and wants to coach at the highest level possible and believes that we can help him on his journey. I also want to thank Dan Colwell who was instrumental in having Andy join our club.”

FC Boston will open its debut PDL season on May 14 against Seacoast United Phantoms at Mount Ida College in Newton, Mass.

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