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Revs Take Borman in Re-entry Draft

Danleigh Borman (right) battles Revolution midfielder Sainey Nyassi for the ball (Photo: Chris Aduama/

The Revolution used its second overall pick to select former University of Rhode Island midfielder Danleigh Borman during Stage 1 of today’s Re-Entry Draft. Since Borman, who played for Toronto in 2011, is out of contract, the league will extend a Bona Fide offer to him to play for the Revolution.

Borman played in 21 games for the Reds and recorded three assists last season. A midfielder by trade, the South African international also saw time at left back under head coach Aron Winter.

Prior to an April 1, 2011 trade to Toronto – the same trade that sent 2011 MLS MVP Dwayne DeRosario to the Red Bulls – Borman played three seasons (2008-10) in New York, where he played in 59 games, scoring four goals and earning an assist.

Should the Revolution acquire Borman, the 25-year-old will bring additional speed to the left as well as much-needed defensive depth to a team that currently has only three true defenders on its roster (Darrius Barnes, Kevin Alston and A.J. Soares).

Meanwhile, Ryan Cochrane, Kheli Dube and Pat Phelan – all of whom were available for the Draft after the Revolution declined each of their options – went unclaimed during Stage 1. Stage 2 will take place on Dec. 12.


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