New England Soccer Today

Wake Winger Gamble Selected by Revs


Not long after selecting North Carolina’s Jordan McCrary with the 10th overall pick at Thursday’s SuperDraft, the Revolution stayed in the Atlantic Coast Conference to tab Wake Forest winger/forward Michael Gamble in the second round with the 30th overall pick.

Gamble, 22, scored six goals and notched two assists in 14 games for the Demon Deacons during an injury-hampered 2015 campaign, but remained healthy enough to garner Second Team All-Atlantic Coast Conference honors. In 70 career games at Winston-Salem, Gamble tallied 24 goals and 20 assists, and his 68 points tied him for ninth all-time in program history.

The Columbia, Md. native by way of Brentford, England is the first Wake Forest forward taken by the Revolution since 2010, when Zach Schilawski was selected with the ninth overall pick.

Gamble, considered an undersized forward (5-7) by many draft pundits, will enter preseason camp as an unsigned trialist, and will face a fierce competition for a roster spot given the Revolution’s crowded attacking corps.


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