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INDIANAPOLIS -- Andrew Farrell knows where he stands. The New England Revolution may have made him the No. 1 pick in the 2013 MLS SuperDraft, but he knows he still has a lot to prove.
"Today is the highest moment, the top guy," he said after his selection. "But on Monday, I'm just the rookie. I've just got to go back and start working again."
Fortunately for Farrell, his versatility and experience growing up abroad should all stand him in good stead and allow him to be an impact player. The University of Louisville defender lived in the U.S. for the first five years of his life, but his parents, Hunter and Ruth, were Presbyterian missionaries and moved the family to Peru, where they lived for 10 years. While he was unhappy to leave the U.S. at first, playing soccer eased his assimilation to a new country whether it was in the street, the playground, or with his club.