Jan. 22, the New England Revolution selected four players in the MLS Supplemental Draft, picking fourth in each round for the reason that the team was fourth to the bottom of the table in the 2012 season.
Eligible players not selected in the MLS draft last week and additional players nominated by MLS teams were eligible for selection in the Supplemental Draft.
Except for Generation adidas player picks (already signed with MLS), players selected in both drafts will be evaluated during preseason training, which opened on Thursday, and will compete for spots on their club's roster. MLS teams aren't restricted on the number of players attending preseason training camps, but each club must be roster and salary budget compliant by March 1.
The Revolution picked defender Jossimar Sanchez (4th overall), forward Chris Thomas (23rd overall), defender Alex De John (42nd overall) and forward Gabe Latigue (61st overall).
Revolution Supplemental Draft picks
Defender Jossimar Sanchez, 21, made 73 starts in 74 appearances in four years at Connecticut, scoring two goals and adding one assist. A two-year captain, he transitioned from center midfielder to center back as a senior and earned 2012 first-team All-BIG EAST honors. Sanchez helped lead the Huskies to quarterfinal appearances in the NCAA Tournament in 2011 and 2012 and the BIG EAST regular-season championship in 2009 and 2012.
Forward Chris Thomas, 22, scored 53 goals and added 10 assists in 81 games in his four seasons at Elon University. As a senior, Thomas led the nation in goals (23) and points (51) in 22 games played and was named a Herman Trophy Semifinalist. Thomas was Elon’s all-time leader in goals (53) and points (116) and led the team in goals scored in each of his four years with the Phoenix. The Snellville, Ga., native was a 2012 NSCAA third team All-American, a two-time Southern Conference player of the year (2010, 2012) and a 2012 first-team All-South Region performer.
Defender Alex De John, 21, made 61 starts in 66 games in his four-year career at Old Dominion, scoring two goals and adding one assist. In 2012, the New Jersey native earned second-team All-Colonial Athletic Association honors.
Forward Gabe Latigue, 22, scored 15 goals and added 17 assists in 82 games played in four seasons at Elon University with teammate Chris Thomas. In 2012, the Apex, N.C., native earned second-team All-South Region and second-team All-Southern Conference honors and finished third on the team in goals (5) and second in assists (6). He also earned 2012 Southern Conference Tournament Most Outstanding Player honors.