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Revs add three in Supplemental Draft

The New England Revolution continued to add depth to their midfield with their three selections in the 2011 MLS Supplemental Draft on Tuesday afternoon. The Revs added midfielders Hunter Christiansen (first round, 6th overall) from University of Tulsa, Fernando Cabadas (second round, 24th overall) from Sacramento State, and Andrew Sousa (third round, 42nd overall) from Providence College.

The Revs selected Univ. of Tulsa's Hunter Christiansen in the first round of the MLS Supplemental Draft. (Photo Courtesy Univ. of Tulsa Athletics)

With the 6th overall pick in the Supplemental Draft, the Revs took Christiansen, a four year starter at Tulsa. Christiansen spent the majority of his time as a center midfielder and defender, but also saw some time at forward during his college career. He saw minutes in just about every position across the field at various points for the Hurricane.

The 5’-10” Denton, Texas native had nine goals and 11 assists in 76 career games (73 starts).  He was named to the Conference USA All-Freshman team in 2007, and earned Third Team All-Conference USA honors in 2009 and 2010.

Tulsa advanced to the NCAA Tournament all four years of Christiansen’s career and made it to the quarterfinals in 2009. The 23-year-old, who redshirted his junior year, played in the defense as a senior and registered a goal and two assists, while starting all 21 games and making the All-Midwest Region Third Team.

With the 24th overall pick, the Revs took Cabadas, an attacking center midfielder from Sacramento, California. The 6’-1” 22-year-old was a three-time first-team All-Mountain Pacific Sports Federation selection at Sacramento State.

The Revs picked up Sacramento State's Fernando Cabadas in the second round. (Photo courtesy Sacramento State Athletics/Bob Solorio)

Cabadas, originally a walk-on at Sacramento, finished his career with nine goals and 19 assist in 78 appearances (73 starts). After not playing any organized soccer outside of his high school, Cabadas made quite the impression with the Hornets scoring his first goal as a freshman on a bicycle kick with one second remaining to knot the score at 2-2 against UC Riverside

In 2009, Cabadas helped Sacramento win the MPSF and was named tournament MVP as the team advanced to the second round of the NCAA tournament that year. The team repeated the feat in 2010, again winning the MPSF championship and advancing to the second round of the NCAA tournament.

The Revs took PC's Andrew Sousa with their final pick. (Photo courtesy Providence College Athletics)

With the 42nd pick, the Revs took Sousa, a Fall River, Massachusetts native. Sousa spent the majority of his time at Providence College in the center of the midfield, but also saw some minutes as an outside midfielder.

Sousa finished played his freshman year at Limestone College and finished his college career with eight goals and seven assists in 67 appearances (49 starts). The 6’-0” 21-year-old had his best season as a senior, starting 16 of 18 games and scoring four goals along with two assists.

The Friars midfielder played his high school soccer at B.M.C. Durfee High School and played club soccer for Bayside United F.C., Blackwatch R.I. and the Nor’easter’s

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