“Both Kevin and Darrius have been valuable members of this Club for the past five seasons and are reliable, proven veterans," said General Manager Michael Burns.
"In the case of Luis, we believe he has the potential to become a solid goalkeeper in MLS and look forward to his continued development.”
Alston, 25, will begin his sixth professional season since the Revolution drafted the right back in the first round (10th overall) in the 2009 MLS SuperDraft. Alston ranks 10th on the club’s career appearances (121) and minutes played (10,265) charts and ninth on the career starts chart (118). He has four career assists in league play. Up through March 2013, he started every game in which he was available for, but following his diagnosis with chronic myelogenous leukemia (CML) in early April, he took a leave of absence to undergo treatment. He returned to the field on July 27 and finished the season with six starts in nine appearances and was honored as the 2013 MLS Comeback Player of the Year.
Barnes, 27, will also begin his sixth season since the Revolution drafted him out of Duke in the third round (40th overall) in the 2009 MLS SuperDraft. Barnes has made 87 starts in 98 career appearances while playing every position across the back line. Barnes has also added one goal and one assist. Barnes started all 30 games and played all 2,700 minutes in his rookie season, becoming just the second rookie in MLS history to play every minute of every game. Barnes has also started all four MLS Cup Playoff matches the team has played during his Revs tenure.
Soffner, 23, enters his second professional season after the Revolution selected him in the second round (36th overall) of the 2013 MLS SuperDraft. Soffner did not make a first-team appearance in 2012, but did appear in one preseason game. Soffner was a four-year starter at Indiana and earned NCAA College Cup Most Outstanding Defensive Player honors. He started 83 of 84 career matches at Indiana, and as a senior, posted an 0.72 goals against average with 12 shutouts.