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New England Revolution Announce Year-End Roster Moves

November 21, 2019 - Major League Soccer (MLS) - New England Revolution News Release

FOXBOROUGH, Mass. - The New England Revolution have exercised the contract options on eight players for the 2020 season. With 12 additional players already under contract for 2020, including 10 who were on the club's 2019 roster, the Revolution currently have 20 players under contract for the 2020 MLS season.

The following eight players have had their 2020 contract options exercised: Isaac Angking, Teal Bunbury, Luis Caicedo, Antonio Delamea, Diego Fagundez, Andrew Farrell, Cristian Penilla, and Wilfried Zahibo.

The 10 players from the 2019 roster who are already under contract for 2020 include Gustavo Bou, Tajon Buchanan, Brandon Bye, Scott Caldwell, Nicolas Firmino, Carles Gil, DeJuan Jones, Brad Knighton, Justin Rennicks, and Matt Turner. In addition, two players signed during the 2019 offseason have guaranteed contracts for 2020: Alexander Büttner and Damian Rivera.

The Revolution did not exercise the contract options on five players: Juan Agudelo, Juan Fernando Caicedo, Edgar Castillo, Michael Mancienne, and Brian Wright. Cody Cropper and Zachary Herivaux will be officially out of contract on Dec. 31, 2019. Defender Jalil Anibaba was selected by Nashville SC in the 2019 MLS Expansion Draft on Tuesday, Nov. 19.

Select players who have not agreed to a new contract with their current club will be eligible for the 2019 MLS Re-Entry Draft, with Stage 1 slated for Nov. 26, followed by Stage 2 on Dec. 3. Players who are eligible for the Re-Entry Draft include players at least 23 years old with a minimum of three years MLS experience; players who are at least 25 years old with a minimum four years of MLS experience; and free agents who choose to participate. The league will release the complete list of eligible players on Nov. 22. Click here to view the complete MLS Re-Entry Draft rules, and the MLS offseason calendar is available here.

New England Revolution 2020 Roster Update

Players Under Contract for 2020 (*Denotes 2019 offseason signing)

Gustavo Bou (Designated Player, International)

Tajon Buchanan (Generation adidas)

Alexander Büttner* (International)

Brandon Bye

Scott Caldwell (Homegrown Player)

Nicolas Firmino (Homegrown Player)

Carles Gil (Designated Player, International)

DeJuan Jones

Brad Knighton

Justin Rennicks (Homegrown Player)

Damian Rivera* (Homegrown Player)

Matt Turner

2020 Player Options Exercised

Isaac Angking (Homegrown Player)

Teal Bunbury

Luis Caicedo (International)

Antonio Delamea

Diego Fagundez (Homegrown Player)

Andrew Farrell

Cristian Penilla (International)

Wilfried Zahibo (International)

2020 Player Options Declined

Juan Agudelo

Juan Fernando Caicedo (International)

Edgar Castillo

Michael Mancienne (International)

Brian Wright

Players out of Contract on Dec. 31, 2019

Cody Cropper

Zachary Herivaux (Homegrown Player)

TRANSACTION: New England Revolution exercise 2020 contract options on Isaac Angking, Teal Bunbury, Luis Caicedo, Antonio Delamea, Diego Fagundez, Andrew Farrell, Cristian Penilla, and Wilfried Zahibo on Nov. 21, 2019.

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