New England Soccer Today

Revs Re-sign Versatile Smith

Photo credit: Chris Aduama/

Photo credit: Chris Aduama/

A month after having his option declined for the second time in as many seasons, midfielder/defender Donnie Smith will re-join the Revolution after he was signed to a new deal on Friday.

The versatile, yet sparingly used Smith has seen action in only two league games during his two seasons in New England. He made one start in league competition last season (Mar. 15 at Philadelphia) while appearing in two of the club’s U.S. Open Cup contests.

The 24-year-old spent part of the 2014 season with the club’s USL PRO affiliate, the Rochester Rhinos. He appeared in six contests for the Rochester squad, and played in two postseason contests as well.

Smith made his MLS debut when he was included in the First Kick XI at Chicago on Mar. 9, 2013 after an injury to Chris Tierney forced him into action at left back. He had his option declined the following winter, but was re-signed during the 2014 preseason.

Smith was originally drafted by the Revolution in the second-round (21st overall) of the 2013 MLS SuperDraft.

The addition of Smith brings the Revolution roster to 21. The club kicked off its preseason on Thursday, and will conduct its first official workout on Friday.

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