Revs Sign 2008 Draft Pick

Revs Sign 2008 Draft Pick

  • Posted by Drew Epperley
  • On December 29, 2008
  • Michael Videira

Sometimes you just have to wait for things to happen. That is the case today for the New England Revolution. Last year they drafted Michael Videira in the second round of the MLS SuperDraft thinking he would be a solid addition to a midfield that needed depth. Instead Videira left New England for Europe.

Today he returns to the club who drafted him and signed on to play for them next year.

“When we drafted Michael last year, we were aware of his desire to play abroad,” Revolution Vice President of Player Personnel Michael Burns said. “However, we’re pleased to add him to our roster now that he’s joined Major League Soccer.”

Videira signed with Hamilton Academical of the Scottish Premier League in August, but saw little time on the field due to injuries. The Scottish club later released him and he decided to return to MLS instead of trying to find work elsewhere in Europe.

Most of us who followed the draft a year ago thought he would be a solid pick for the Revs. He was a typical Steve Nicol pick, a ACC-boy who played at Duke. A midfielder that Nicol could figure out what to do with easily.

Its good to see guys like this come back to the league when things don’t work out for them. They tried and now they can focus on the league that drafted them. Time will really tell if he is a good enough player for New England or not. It’s not like they are asking him to replace Steve Ralston today or anything.