By FRANCO PANIZO
There is apparently no such thing as one too many as far as the New England Revolution are concerned.
The Revolution announced Monday that they have signed former youth U.S. Men’s National Team forward Tony Taylor, adding to their healthy stable of talented attacking options. New England acquired the 25-year-old Taylor via a lottery that the Portland Timbers also participated in, but the Revolution had the upperhand with a 71.4 percent chance of winning the draw.
Taylor joins Jay Heap’s side after playing four years overseas. The former Under-23 and Under-20 U.S. Men’s National Team striker – who was previously signed with controversial Traffic Sports – began his professional career at Portugal’s G.D. Estoril Praia. He then spent some time at Atletico Clube Portugal before agreeing to a deal with Cypriot club Omonia Nikosia for the 2013-14 season.
“Tony is a younger player who will come in and add to the competition already on our team,” Revolution general manager Michael Burns said. “He has some speed and is versatile in that he can play up top or out wide on the right. We’ll look forward to get him in as soon as possible and integrated into the team.”
Taylor becomes the latest weapon on a New England team that boasts plenty of talented attackers. The Revolution have several skilled offensive players, including Diego Fagundez, Charlie Davies, Teal Bunbury and Andre Akpan.
The Revolution are currently outside of of the playoff picture in the Eastern Conference. The club is in sixth place with 27 points from 23 matches, one point shy of the New York Red Bulls.
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