Big move by Mike Burns and the New England Revolution this afternoon as the Revs have move up into the first pick in tomorrow’s 2013 MLS SuperDraft. To make the move New England traded the fourth overall selection and allocation money to Toronto FC.
Toronto FC now hold the No. 3 and No. 4 spots on Thursday, Chivas USA has the 2nd spot.
The big question is who will the Revs choose with that number one pick? The consensus before today’s trade was that New England would pick a striker at number four, but after reviewing the performance of the top strikers at the combine, Mike Burns and Jay Heaps switched to play B.
And that plan appears to be Louisville defender Andrew Farrell. Farrell’s ability to play both right back and centerback means that he can step right into a New England back four that was lacking in quality last season.
Another option is young defender Walker Zimmerman. Zimmerman looks like a potential star, is a U.S. Under-20 centerback with imposing size and quality in the air. But Farrell has that flexibility to play center half and right back, which Zimmerman doesn’t, and that I think tips the odds in Farrell’s favor.