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Revs waive Osei

The New England Revolution waived defender Emmanuel Osei today.

Emmanuel Osei's Revolution career came to an end Monday. (Photo by CHRIS ADUAMA/

Osei, known for his erratic play, was let go after two seasons with the team. The Accra, Ghana, native, who took up an international roster spot, made 44 appearances for New England, including 41 starts.

Osei, at times, proved a solid partner in the center of the defense for Darrius Barnes. The 28-year-old also looked to be one of the best one-on-one defenders in the league when he was at the top of his game.

His apparent lack of communication with his fellow defenders and goalkeeper, however, often led to errors that on occasion resulted in disastrous consequences. Osei would occasionally send poorly weighted back passes to his ‘keeper or attempt to dribble out of tough situations instead of simply clearing the ball.

Osei’s departure leaves the Revs with the third-year Barnes, Re-Entry Draft selection Ryan Cochrane and first round 2011 MLS SuperDraft pick A.J. Soares as the only center backs on the roster.

One Comment

  1. AlexSWill

    January 17, 2011 at 1:27 pm

    Call me crazy, but even with Cochrane, Barnes, and Soares “as the only center backs on the roster,” I want to say it could be one of the strongest areas of our roster at this point. With the potential Soares has (and Lord knows I’m high on him) that could be a very nasty threesome.

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