Revolution signs three draft picks

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Revolution signs three draft picks

FOXBOROUGH, Mass. The New England Revolution signed three of the clubs 2011 draft selections, inking deals with forwardmidfielder Ryan Kinne, forward Alan Koger and midfielder Andrew Sousa.

Kinne and Koger were 2011 MLS SuperDraft picks, while Sousa was one of the teams selections in the 2011 Supplemental Draft. Terms of their deals were not released.

We believe weve added three players in Ryan, Alan and Andrew who will have promising careers, Revolution Vice President of Player Personnel Michael Burns said in a statement. They put in a great effort during preseason to earn roster spots and all three are will provide us depth in the attack.

Kinne, 21, was a NSCAA All-American and Northeast Conference player of the year in both his junior and senior seasons at Monmouth. In 77 career games, he scored 35 goals. He was a third round selection(42nd overall) in the 2011 MLS SuperDraft.

Koger, 23, scored 10 goals in 22 matches at William and Mary. He, too, was a third round pick (54th overall) in the 2011 MLS SuperDraft.

Sousa, 21, scored seven goals and added six assists in three seasons at Providence after playing one season at Limestone College (S.C.). A Fall River native, he played his high school soccer at B.M.C. Durfee High School. New England selected Sousa in the third round (42nd overall) of the 2011 MLS Supplemental Draft.

Highlights: Revs earn 2-1 win over Sounders

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Highlights: Revs earn 2-1 win over Sounders

Highlights from Gillette Stadium as the New England Revolution went down early but came back to get the 2-1 victory over Seattle.

'Femi's fresh legs changed the tide' in Revs 2-1 over Sounders

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'Femi's fresh legs changed the tide' in Revs 2-1 over Sounders

Jays Heaps joins Revs Postgame Live to discuss his team being able to pull off the 2-1 win against the Seattle Sounders.

Femi's goal gives Revolution 2-1 win over Sounders

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Femi's goal gives Revolution 2-1 win over Sounders

It's the Femi show in New England these days. 

The New England Revolution played out 2-1 winners against the Seattle Sounders on Saturday night at Gillette Stadium thanks to a late goal by rookie substitute Femi Hollinger-Janzen. The goal was his second in the Revs' past three games.

With the match knotted at one in the 80th minute, Femi, who entered the game four minutes earlier, received a toe poke pass from Lee Nguyen about 20 yards from goal. The rookie nearly fell over when taking his first touch, but regained his balance before blasting a low strike through traffic inside Seattle goalkeeper Stefan Frei's left post.

Seattle, missing Clint Dempsey and Nelson Valdez to international duty, jumped out to an early lead in the seventh minute thanks to homegrown product Aaron Kovar. Kovar, starting for the third time in the past four games, netted his first professional goal when he corralled a poor punch from Revs keeper Bobby Shuttleworth at the top of the box, crossed up a defender as he brought the ball down to his right foot, and slotted home inside the left post.

The Revolution equalized in the 24th minute thanks to a Lee Nguyen penalty.