Revs exercise options on 15 players

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Revs exercise options on 15 players

The New England Revolution on Friday exercised the 2013 options on 15 players from its 2012 roster, while declining options on four others.

Coming back to the Revs are goalkeepers Matt Reis and Bobby Shuttleworth.

The defense will look familiar with the return of Kevin Alston, Darrius Barnes, Stephen McCarthy, A.J. Soares and Chris Tierney.

The returning midfielders are Ryan Guy, Lee Nguyen, Sainey Nyassi, Clyde Simms and Juan Toja.

Up front, forwards Diego Fagundez, Dimitry Imbongo and Saer Sene will also be back in New England.

But not everyone had their options picked up. The Revs declined the options on midfielders Fernando Cardenas, Benny Feilhaber and Blair Gavin, as well as goalkeeper Tim Murray.

Three players were already until contract for next season: forward Jerry Bengtson, midfielder Kelyn Rowe, and defender Tyler Polak.

The roster currently has 20 players, including two who already signed this off-season: Kalifa Cisse and Andy Dorman.

The coaching staff saw a shake up as well with the Revs parting ways with reserve team coach David Vaudreuil. There is currently a search for a new assistant coach.

FC Dallas overtakes Revs, 2-1, with pair of late goals

FC Dallas overtakes Revs, 2-1, with pair of late goals

Lee Nguyen helped the New England Revolution take an early lead on a penalty kick, but Maxi Urruti followed with a pair of goals in the 71st and 77th minute for FC Dallas, which finished the Revs in a 2-1 loss at Toyota Stadium on Saturday night.

Nguyen's 10th-minute score was his first of the 2017 season. Urruti has three goals in his two MLS appearances this season.

Revultion midfield Xavier Kouassi made his MLS debut, but was unable help stabilize the Revs' defense as they let Dallas storm back into the game.

The Revs play next on Saturday, March 25 against Minnesota at 2 p.m. ET.