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Seven Revs Training Camp Invitees Revealed

Despite recently re-signing for Arizona United (USL-Pro), former FC Dallas Defender London Woodberry is in camp with the Revolution. Photo credit: University of Maryland Athletics

Despite recently re-signing for Arizona United (USL-Pro), former FC Dallas Defender London Woodberry is in camp with the Revolution. Photo credit: University of Maryland Athletics

FOXBOROUGH, Mass. – The New England Revolution released their preseason training camp roster on Monday, featuring seven unsigned invitees. Six of seven invitees are in their early twenties with many being undrafted college seniors. Two invitees recently signed with lower division U.S. soccer team.

Forwards Marco Fenelus—the Revolution’s third round 2015 MLS SuperDraft pick—and Tim Mulgrew, midfielder Tyler Rudy, defenders Jacob VanCompernolle and London Woodberry and goalkeepers Trevor Spangenberg and Joe Nasco are all part of the Revolution’s preseason plans. Nasco and Woodberry are in camp, despite recently signing for the Fort Lauderdale Strikers of the NASL and re-signing for the Arizona United of USL-Pro, respectively. The Revolution hold Nasco’s MLS rights after an offseason trade with the Colorado Rapids.

Fenelus, 22, a 5-foot-10 striker went 47th overall in this year’s SuperDraft after his senior season at Cal State-Fullerton. The Haitian born forward moved to Turks & Caicos after flooding in 2004 destroyed his family’s home. Fenelus has since represented the Turks & Caicos national team and this summer scored the nation’s first goal since 2008 in a 2-0 victory over the British Virgin Islands in Caribbean Cup qualification. Fenelus led Cal State-Fullerton with seven goals this year, while also recording two assists in 24 games. In two years after transferring to Cal State-Fullerton, he recorded nine goals and four assists.

Mulgrew, 22, a 5-foot-8 striker went undrafted after his senior season at George Mason. The Sterling, Va. native earned First Team All-Atlantic 10 honors after scoring a team-best 13 goals and added a pair of assists this season. He finished with 26 goals and 12 assists in his four years at George Mason.

Rudy, 21, a 5-foot-10 midfielder went undrafted after a four year college career at Georgetown. The Olney, Md. native registered two goals and three assists, while starting all 23 games for Georgetown in 2014. 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.

VanCompernolle, 21, a 5-foot-11 center back also went undrafted after his senior year at UNC-Wilmington. The Dallas, Texas native started all 20 games for UNCW as a senior, recording two goals and four assists and helped lead his school to the second round of the NCAA tournament, where they lost to eventual champions University of Virginia. VanCompernolle earned All-Colonial Athletic Association honors for his play in each of his final two seasons at UNCW. He was also named the CAA defensive player of the year as a senior as the team led the league with just 0.90 goals allowed per game and just 3.25 shots on goal allowed per game. In his four year college career, VanCompernolle played in 74 games (72 starts), recording eight goals and nine assists. He finished the season ranked 73rd in the nation among all college players according to TopDrawerSoccer’s rankings.

Woodberry, 23, played for Arizona United in the USL-Pro league last season and re-signed for the club for 2015 last week. The 6-foot-1 defender scored three goals in 27 games for Arizona United in 2014. Woodberry went through FC Dallas’ academy before attending University of Maryland where he tallied four goals and four assists in 77 matches over four years. He signed a homegrown contract with FC Dallas before the 2013 season, but was waived in the 2014 preseason.

Spangenberg, 23, signed for Chivas USA in 2014 after five years at Missouri State University. The 6-foot-2 goalkeeper played 22 minutes for Chivas this past season, entering after starter Tim Melia was ejected for committing a foul in the box. Spangenberg conceded on the ensuing penalty kick and made one save in the 4-1 loss to the Houston Dynamo on May 3. The Mesa, Ariz. native played every minute in goal for Missouri State in 2013, recording a school-record seven-straight clean sheets and tying a school-best mark with 11 shutouts, while leading his side to a 2013 Missouri Valley Conference Championship. He finished his career with an all-time school best 0.67 goals against average. Spangenberg went undrafted in the 2014 Dispersal Draft after Chivas USA folded.

Nasco, 30, had his MLS rights acquired by the Revolution in a December 8 trade that saw Dimitry Imbongo and Geoffrey Castillion and a second round draft pick head to Colorado for Nasco and a third round pick. The move was largely believed to be Expansion Draft related as the Revolution looked to offload international players that they would have been required to use their limited protection slots on otherwise. None of the players involved in the trade had their contract options picked up. Nasco started four games for Colorado last season and looked to be competing for a roster spot for the Revolution this preseason before opting to sign with the Fort Lauderdale Strikers last week.

The Revolution leave Monday for Grande Sports Complex in Casa Grande, Arizona, for 10 days of preseason training.

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