New England Revolution

New England Revolution sign Ryan Spaulding from MLS NEXT Pro side Revolution II

Lizzy Becherano
 New England Revolution II Ryan Spaulding signs with the senior team
New England Revolution II Ryan Spaulding signs with the senior team / Timothy Bouwer/ISI Photos/GettyImages

The New England Revolution have strengthened their roster ahead of the 2022 MLS season by signing defender Ryan Spaulding. He joins through 2022 with options for 2023 and 2024. 

Spaulding is the fifth player in New England’s history to be promoted from MLS NEXT Pro side Revolution II to the first-team roster.

“Ryan was one of the first players we signed to Revolution II, and we have seen incredible growth in many facets of his game throughout the past two seasons,” technical director Curt Onalfo said in a release. 

“He is a talented outside back who fits in well with our team and can add production in all phases of the game. We look forward to watching Ryan continue to progress at the MLS level over the coming season.”

Before signing with the senior squad, Spaulding played two seasons with New England’s developmental team. He featured in 42 matches. 

He also formed part of UNC-Charlotte’s soccer team for two years before signing his first professional deal with Stade Briochin of the French third division.

Spaulding’s arrival gives the Revolution depth behind fullback DeJuan Jones, a needed move after the departure of left back Christian Mafla earlier this offseason. 

The Revs return to action on February 26 when traveling to Providence Park to face the Portland Timbers

The New England side was supposed to kick off 2022 with two Concacaf Champions League matches against Cavaly before they were canceled when the side from Haiti could not obtain the necessary visas.