The New England Revolution re-signed two second-year players Wednesday: forwardmidfielder Zak Boggs and goalkeeper Tim Murray. Terms of the deals were not released.
Boggs, 24, made nine appearances, including four starts, in his rookie season. He scored two goals, both coming in his first-career start on at Columbus. He missed the final 17 matches of the season after suffering a concussion in late June.
Murray, 23, finished last season as the teams second-string goalkeeper. He played for four years at Providence College.
Were pleased that both Zak and Tim are returning this year, Revolution Vice President of Player Personnel Michael Burns said in a release. Both are promising young players who have worked hard during preseason to earn spots on the team.
Juan Agudelo scored two goals to lead the Revolution to a 5-2 victory over Minnesota United in New England's home opener before 11,571 Saturday at Gillette Stadium in Foxboro.
Agudelo scored in the fourth and 41st minutes as the Revs - held to one goal in their first two games - picked up their first points of the season after opening with losses in Colorado and Dallas.
New England's original home opener, two weeks ago against Orlando, was postponed by cold weather.
After Collen Warner's goal in the 15th minute tied it for expansion Minnesota, Kei Kamara (21st minute) and Lee Nguyen (penalty kick in the 32nd) made it 3-1 before Agudelo completed a four-goal outburst in the first half with his second goal of the game.
Nguyen's tally moved him into a tie with Steve Ralston for second place on the Revs career goals list with his 42nd. They trail Taylor Twellman (101).
Chris Tierney, playing in his 200th MLS game, all with the Revs, capped the scoring with a penalty-kick goal in the 52nd minute.
The Revs next play Sunday, April 2 on the road against the Portland Timbers.
Brad Feldman and Paul Mariner break down the impressive run from Juan Agudelo, and what he needs to do to keep it going in 2017