New England added three players through free agency this offseason, including midfielder Emmanuel Boateng, defender A.J. DeLaGarza, and goalkeeper Earl Edwards Jr. The trio brings nearly 400 combined regular-season appearances — only expansion side Austin FC added more
MLS games played to its roster through free agency this winter — and four
MLS Cups to the Revs.
Both Boateng and DeLaGarza played under Bruce Arena at LA Galaxy,
and both players bring extensive postseason experience to the Revs.
DeLaGarza won three MLS Cups and two Supporters Shields with Arena
in LA, before adding a U.S. Open Cup to his trophy case with Houston
Dynamo FC. The 33-year-old defender, who played for Inter Miami CF last
season, owns 266 appearances with 17 additional games played in the
MLS Cup Playoffs.
Boateng played one season under Arena in LA – and three seasons total
with the Galaxy – before moving on to D.C. United and most recently Columbus Crew SC, where he won last year’s MLS Cup. The pacey winger owns more than 120 appearances in 6,000 minutes played in MLS play.
Edwards also has a connection to New England’s coaching staff, having
played under Assistant Coach Richie Williams at USL Championship
side Loudoun United FC in 2019. Edwards gives the Revolution critical
depth at goalkeeper with Matt Turner a candidate to compete with the
United States Men’s National Team this summer.
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