Louisville’s junior defender, Andrew Farrell, was drafted No.1 by the New England Revolution earlier today. New England traded with Toronto FC to get the first pick in the draft to take Farrell. This was New England’s first number one pick in franchise history.
Andrew Farrell was part of the Generation Adidas team which means Farrell’s salary does not go against New England’s salary camp. Farrell is one of seven players selected to be a part of this elite group.
Farrell was a three year starter with the Louisville Cardinals. Farrell started as a freshman before getting mono and missing a few weeks. Then came back and started in the Big East Tournament and NCAA Tournament. He was one of only two freshman to start in the NCAA Tournament. Farrell was a decorated player while at the University of Louisville, including: First-team NSCAA All-American, MAC Hermann Trophy semifinalist and Big East Defensive Player of the Year in 2012.
Many analysts, including the New England head coach, believe that Farrell is the most MLS ready player in the 2013 SuperDraft and expect him to compete for a starting job this coming season. The Revs ended the 2012 season 9-17-8 and allowed 44 goals scored while only scoring 39.
Congratulations to Andrew, continue to make Cards Nation proud and we will be watching you in the league!