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Revolution pick Neumann, Mullins and Sundly at MLS Draft

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Thursday, the New England Revolution selected three players in the 2014 MLS SuperDraft, including fourth overall pick Steve Neumann (Georgetown) and 11th overall selection Patrick Mullins (Maryland).

The Revolution also selected midfielder Alec Sundly (California) in the second round, 31st overall.

Both first-round picks were acquired via draft order trades. New England acquired the fourth overall pick and allocation money from the Columbus Crew on Monday, in exchange for the rights to defender Michael Parkhurst. The Revolution acquired the 11th overall pick from Colorado earlier today, sending the Rapids its 12th and 19th picks in return.

Neumann and Mullins signed contracts with MLS prior to the SuperDraft and have been automatically added to New England’s roster, but Sundly will come into preseason unsigned.

“Coming into this draft, we were looking to strengthen a couple areas, with the attacking third being our primary focus,” General Manager Michael Burns said.

“In second round with Alec (Sundly), we feel like we had a little bit of a steal there. He wasn’t at the MLS Combine, which probably hurt him a little bit, but we’ve seen him play and heard a lot of good things about him, so we’re looking forward to getting him into camp, too.”

Steve Neumann
Neumann, 22, earned 2013 BIG EAST Offensive Player of the Year honors and capped his four-year career following a pair of NSCAA All-America honors as four all-conference selections, as well as a 2012 Hermann Trophy finalist nod. He scored 41 career goals and added 34 assists in 86 appearances (67 starts) for the Hoyas, spanning four seasons. He scored at least 10 goals in each of his four years at Georgetown.

Patrick Mullins
Mullins, 21, is the two-time defending MAC Hermann Trophy winner, garnering national player of the year honors in both 2012 and 2013. In 92 career matches at Maryland, he scored 47 goals and added 35 assists and helped lead the Terrapins to the NCAA College Cup in both 2012 and 2013, finishing as semifinalist in 2012 and the runner-up in 2013. Mullins was a two-time first-team All-ACC performer and a two-time All-ACC Championship Most Valuable Player.

Alec Sundly
Sundly, 21, started 20 of Cal’s 21 games in 2013 as a defensive midfielder, and finished the season ranked second on the Bears with 20 points (nine goals, two assists). In his career, the team captain appeared in 73 games (55 starts) while scoring 13 goals and adding three assists. He was a second-team all-conference performer as a senior this year.

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