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Revs pick up three players in Superdraft
The New England Revolution picked up three attacking players and a partial allocation in the 2006 Superdraft. Forwards Willie Simms and Kyle Brown as well as midfielder Leandro de Oliveira came to the Revolution via the draft. The Revs used their first pick (11th overall) on Brazilian born de Oliveira. Oliveira attended the University of Alabama-Birmingham after having attended the University of Connecticut until 2002. The 5’8” native of Bryan, Texas is naturally left footed and spent most of his college career as an central midfield, but may be looked at to move to the left wing where the Revs have less depth. Oliveira spent most of his season on the sidelines with a knee injury.

"He's a very talented attacking player, " said Revolution head coach Steve Nicol about Oliveira. "He's going to put pressure on players who are starters now to keep their positions. He's exactly what we wanted."

Oliveira seemed excited to be coming to the Revs. "New England is a great team," he said. "I'm going to a good club. I'm really happy to be part of such a team and I'm looking forward to starting playing and joining a good group of guys."

With their second pick (23rd overall), the Revs selected forward Willie Simms out of Cal State University. The 5’9” Guatemalan calls Los Angeles home and was an NSCAA/Adidas first team All-America selection after a standout college career. He led Cal State in scoring all three years he played. Simms is a Generation Adidas player and will not count against the salary cap.

The Revs chose forward Kyle Brown with their third pick (35th overall). The 5’11” Southlake, Texas native tallied 38 goals and 28 assists during his time at the University of Tulsa. Brown earned first team all-state honors in football as well.

New England also acquired a partial allocation from the Columbus Crew in exchange for a 2nd round pick (13th overall) in 2006 and a 3rd round pick in the 2007 draft. Both had been acquired by New England in trades with Chivas USA last season. Nicol’s post draft comments hint at him having a player in mind to use the allocation on.

Heading into the draft it seems the general consensus was the Revs need more depth on the wings, at forward and at left back. It appears they addressed the first two. The question remains on whether the allocation will be used to address the third or if they already have the answer in Tony Lochhead.
January 23, 2006 Sean Donahue



Email: sean@mlsfan.net

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Scores
Sat., Apr. 14th
6:00PM ET
Salt Lake 0
Columbus 0

Sat., Apr. 14th
7:30PM ET
New England 0
Toronto 0

Sat., Apr. 14th
7:30PM ET
DC United 0
Kansas City Wizards 0

Sat., Apr. 14th
8:30PM ET
Houston 0
Chivas USA 0

Sat., Apr. 15th
3:00PM ET
New York 0
Dallas 0

Sun., Apr. 15th
8:00PM ET
Colorado 0
Chicago 0

Standings
East
Team Name Pts
Chicago 3
Columbus 1
New York 1
DC United 0
Kansas City 0
New England 0
Toronto 0

West
Team Name Pts
Dallas 4
Chivas USA 3
Colorado 3
Houston 1
Los Angeles 1
Salt Lake 1

Top Ten Scorers
Top 10 Scorers
Player Name Gls
Ruiz 2
Cooper 2
Cunningham 2
Kljestan 1
Brown 1
Emilio 1
H. Gomez 1
Findley 1
Razov 1
Pause 1