Andrew Farrell: Everything You Need to Know About the Top Pick in the MLS Draft

The New England Revolution traded up with Toronto for the No. 1 pick in the MLS SuperDraft. It gave up the fourth pick and allocation money, but the move was well worth the price.

The Revolution selected Andrew Farrell with the pick, who saw action as a midfielder and defender during his senior season at the University of Louisville.

Farrell is one of the most complete college players in the nation, and his versatility, speed and pure talent make the 20-year-old the perfect selection for a club already talented at the midfielder position, but needs help at defender.

According to, scouts believe Farrell is still getting better. He has “all the tools” and, when he finds a position, will mature into that position with some tuning. He’s fast, athletic and “extremely gifted.”

Farrell was named a First-team NCSAA All-American in 2012 and was also the 2012 Big East Defensive Player of the Ye...

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