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Revolution re-sign Michael Mancienne, continue solidifying back line

Revolution re-sign Michael Mancienne, continue solidifying back line

The New England Revolution will have pretty good defense corps to begin the 2020 season. 

New England re-signed defender Michael Mancienne to a new deal Monday afternoon. 

This will be Mancienne's third season with the Revolution after joining the team in 2018. The 31-year-old has appeared in 26 games with 23 starts and has registered one goal. During the 2019 season Mancienne injured his foot and missed time, but still managed to appear in 16 games.

Mancienne is a native of England and has professional experience in the English Premier League and German Bundesliga. He's spent time with Chelsea, Wolverhampton, Queens Park Rangers, Hamburger SV and Nottingham Forest.

The signing comes after the Revs re-signed defenders DeJuan Jones, Brandon Bye and added Alexander Buttner. They also signed 16-year-old midfielder Damian Rivera to a homegrown player contract.

While they continue bolstering their defense, New England also saw defender Jalil Anibaba depart the organization following his selection by Nashville SC in the MLS Expansion draft.

Despite Anibaba's departure, the Revolution's defense is looking solid ahead of the 2020 season. 

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Revolution defender Jalil Anibaba selected by Nashville SC in MLS Expansion Draft

Revolution defender Jalil Anibaba selected by Nashville SC in MLS Expansion Draft

New England Revolution defender Jalil Anibaba is on the move. 

Anibaba was selected by Nashville SC with their third pick in the MLS Expansion draft Tuesday night. The Revs will receive $50,000 in General Allocation Money to compensate for the loss of the 31-year-old.

In a Boston twist, it was Red Sox All-Star outfielder Mookie Betts, who also could be leaving the area this winter, announcing the new team's selections. Betts is from Nashville.

Nashville SC and Inter Miami CF will begin play in MLS next season and began filling their rosters in the draft Tuesday.  

In two seasons with the Revolution, Anibaba tallied one goal and three assists through 53 games played. 

Before joining New England, he played for the Chicago Fire (2011-13), Seattle Sounders (2014), Sporting Kansas City (2015) and the Houston Dynamo (2016-17). 

Revolution president Brian Billelo had some nice things to say about the defender following his pickup by Nashville. 

Anibaba's departure comes after the Revolution re-signed defenders DeJuan Jones and Brandon Bye while also adding left back Alexander Buttner and 16-year-old midfielder Damian Rivera. 

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New England Revolution re-sign defender Brandon Bye to new contract

New England Revolution re-sign defender Brandon Bye to new contract

The New England Revolution re-signed yet another Michigan native early Tuesday afternoon. 

After signing DeJuan Jones on Nov. 15, the Revs have re-signed defender Brandon Bye. The 23-year-old will occupy a roster spot in 2020 as he looks to improve in his third season with New England. He also tweeted about the news Tuesday:

Bye has appeared in 54 games, including 46 starts, while notching three goals and four assists. He was selected by the Revs with the No. 8 overall pick in the 2018 MLS SuperDraft out of Western Michigan University, where he led the Broncos to a MAC regular season championship in 2017.

Bye's deal comes after New England inked left back Alexander Büttner and 16-year-old midfielder Damian Rivera earlier this month. 

Check out Bye's highlights:

While the team continues to make key signings, they could see a player depart the organization Tuesday as either Inter Miami or Nashville SC could select a player who has not been protected by New England in the MLS Expansion Draft.

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