In the Rev’s first preseason game against Sporting Kansas City, New England split the team up into three squads. Farrell started for the second and third squad and played 60 of the 90 minutes in the game. The match ended in a 0-0 draw with both teams using it as an opportunity to use numerous players.
The Revolution then played the Vancouver Whitecaps four days later and lost a disappointing 4-1 game. The Whitecaps forward, Kekuta Mattocks, scored a hat trick in the first 15 minutes of the game. Ferrell came into the game in the 17th minute replacing A.J. Soares. The Revs scored their lone goal of the match in the 11th minute when Chris Tierney scored on a penalty kick. Vancouver scored a final time on a penalty kick. The Revs defender, Steven McCarthy, tripped the Caps forward, Matt Watson, in the box. Kenny Miller stepped up and blasted the ball in the back of the net where the game ended 4-1. Ferrell was replaced in the 78th minute by New England’s unsigned draft pick, Alex DeJohn.
Andrew Ferrell got his first career professional start against the Seattle Sounders on Wednesday. The physical game saw six yellow cards and two red card ejections in the 80th minute. The Sounders scored two first half goals and the game ended 2-0. Ferrell was subbed out in the second half by Kevin Alston.
New England has three preseason games left before they open their season against former Louisville Cardinal and MLS Rookie of the Year, Austin Berry, and the Chicago Fire on March 9th. The Revolution play the New York Red Bulls on February 16th, Salt Lake city on February 20th and a team to be determined on February 23rd.