- Posted by Drew Epperley
- On January 30, 2009
- 2 Comments
- 2009 MLS SuperDraft
I think this could be the best non-draft pick for any club this month. The New England Revolution signed UMass keeper Zach Simmons to a contract today.
Simmons was viewed as one of the better keepers in the draft but with the lack of a need for keepers this year he went unselected. More than likely had there been a Supplemental Draft he would have easily been picked up there.
The Revs signed Simmons, 23, to a developmental contract and elevated back-up goalkeeper Brad Knighton to a senior roster spot. New England also announced that it had moved defender Chris Tierney from the developmental roster to its senior roster.
I like this move because I’ve seen Simmons a couple times and know he is a legit keeper. I was a little shocked not to see him taken earlier this month in the SuperDraft but again not many clubs needed a keeper. He will more than likely be the future keeper of this club once Matt Reis hangs up his boots.