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Rudy to Join Revs for Preseason

Photo credit: Georgetown University

Photo credit: Georgetown University

Georgetown graduate Tyler Rudy is set to join the New England Revolution for preseason training after the club selected the midfielder as a discovery player when he went undrafted in the 2015 MLS SuperDraft according to a release from Georgetown University athletics. Rudy graduated in December after starting all 23 games for the Hoyas in 2014, registering two goals and three assists.

“This is a terrific opportunity for Tyler and we’re so happy for him,” said Georgetown Head Coach Brian Wiese in a Georgetown release. “He worked hard to graduate early and he has a bright future in soccer and beyond. In his time here, he has always surpassed expectation, and I expect that ability to serve him well in his professional career.”

Rudy appeared in 88 games (71 starts) in his Georgetown career, recording seven goals with 12 assists for 26 points. He was named to the All-BIG EAST Second Team this year and was a BIG EAST All-Academic selection

As a discovery selection, the Revolution will hold exclusive MLS negotiating rights with Rudy until the end of the MLS season.

The 5-foot-10 Olney, Md. native was part of the D.C. United Academy and was listed as a midfielder/defender at Georgetown, though he saw most of his time in midfield. He has seen time with the D.C. United reserve team in the past.


  1. pauloblitzz

    January 21, 2015 at 4:56 pm

    Biggest question has to be if he was in DC’s backyard why didn’t they snag him? Looking forward to seeing him play and with the Rev’s being so old at that position he should feel very luck the team is as serious about him as they are. Jones and Dorman could both ge gone as soon as next season.

  2. Brian O'Connell

    January 21, 2015 at 5:00 pm

    Hey Paulo, probably for the same reason the Revs didn’t snag Fabio Machado: they didn’t see enough to either sign him to a homegrown deal or draft him. For every Diego Fagundez, there are 100s of Tyler Rudys a.k.a. guys who aren’t ready to make an immediate impact.

  3. Liverpoolreds

    January 21, 2015 at 5:55 pm

    I watched this guy play for Georgetown several times (against Providence and Princeton). He is the real deal. Incredible composure and work rate. He’s better than 2/3 of guys drafted. Steve Neumann knows that and told the coaching staff. Just one of those unheralded players who gets the job done.

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