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Schilawski and Kinne Waived

Ryan Kinne (left) and Zack Schilawski celebrate Schilawki's 91st minute game winner in the Revs Reserves 2-1 win over Toronto FC on September 2, 2011. (Photo by CHRIS ADUAMA/

Third year striker Zack Schilawski and second year forward Ryan Kinne are no longer members of the New England Revolution after being waived by the club on Monday.

The pair struggled to get minutes during the 2012 preseason under new head coach Jay Heaps after both finding themselves on the bench or with the reserves by the end of the 2011 season with Steve Nicol at the helm.

“We want to wish Ryan and Zack all the best as they move into the next stages of their careers,” General Manager Michael Burns said in a statement. “Both were great professionals on and off the field in their time with us.”

Schilawski, drafted by the Revs in the first round (ninth overall) of the 2010 MLS SuperDraft, made 50 appearances, including 28 starts, in his two seasons with the Revs. The 24-year-old striker scored six goals and added one assist during his time with New England.

Schilawski began 2011 as a starter for the Revolution, but lost his position in the first eleven after the Revs brought in Danish striker Rajko Lekic. The Wake Forest product still managed 13 starts and an additional 12 appearances off the bench last season.

The 5-foot-10 striker made his mark on the team in his first-ever appearance at Gillette Stadium, scoring a hat trick in a 4-1 win over Toronto FC on April 10, 2010. Schilawski was just the third rookie in Major League Soccer history to record three goals in a match.

Kinne, drafted by the Revs in the third round (42nd overall) of the 2011 MLS SuperDraft, made just one appearance during his rookie season. The 22-year-old midfielder/forward saw plenty of action in the 2011 preseason as a right midfielder and looked likely to play a role in the first team. Kinne, however, made just one MLS appearance as a last minute sub in the second match of the season.

With the Revs overcrowded at striker and wide midfielder, Nicol often played Kinne in defense for the Revs Reserves, limiting Kinne’s opportunities to impress in his more comfortable positions. The two-time First Team NSCAA All-American and Hermann Trophy semi-finalist at striker with Monmouth University again found himself often stuck at right back in the 2012 preseason under Heaps as the rookie coach brought in several strikers on trial.

The Naugatuck, Conn. native had 35 goals and 21 assists in his four year Monmouth career, including at least 10 goals in each of his final three seasons.

The Revs lost forwards Rajko Lekic and Milton Caraglio in the offseason, but have since added French striker Saër Sène and are awaiting the arrival of Colombian forward Jose Moreno. Sène and 17-year-old Diego Fagundez are now the only strikers currently on the roster, though Kenny Mansally, Zak Boggs and Fernando Cardenas can also play up top. Additionally, 22-year-old Revs trialist and forward Blake Brettschneider tweeted on Saturday that he had signed with the team, though his addition has yet to be officially announced.


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