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Thursday, November 15, 2012
Revolution sign Welsh midfielder Dorman


The Revolution announced the signing of Welsh midfielder Andy Dorman on a free transfer from England’s Crystal Palace. After playing four seasons with the Revolution from 2004 through 2007, Dorman will return to New England for the upcoming season.

The Revolution originally drafted Dorman in the fourth round (56th overall) in the 2004 MLS SuperDraft.

“We’re very pleased Andy is rejoining us,” Revolution General Manager Michael Burns said in a press release from the team. “Andy was a tremendous player and a consummate professional when he was first beginning his career. Now with his experience at a very high level in Britain, we’re looking to him to provide not only an added attacking presence, but also veteran leadership on and off the field.”

Dorman made 112 regular-season appearances with the Revs, scoring 17 goals and adding 18 assists.

"I’m really excited to be coming back to Boston,” Dorman said. “It was my first professional club and a place I always look back at with great memories. I owe a lot to New England, for giving me the chance to play professional soccer and the opportunity to play in the UK.

“I spoke to Jay quite a lot over the past couple of months and he was a big reason I decided to come back. I was really impressed with everything he said about the team and his plans going forward. I was really impressed with everything he said about the team and his plans going forward. And from everything I saw last year the team isn't far away. A lot of the games last year were tight and hopefully next year we can come out on the right side of those games.

“I hope I can add a bit of experience to the team. There're a lot of young players and if we can get a good blend of youth and experience, it will put us in a good position for next year.”