Revolution exercise options on 13 players; 6 options declined

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The Revolution announced Monday morning they have exercised options on a whopping 13 players, setting the current roster at 19 heading into the first stage of the offseason.

The moves come on the heels of New England triggering the buy clauses in the loan agreements for attacking midfielder Cristian Penilla and defensive midfielder Luis Caicedo on Friday.

The following players had their options exercised: defender Jalil Anibaba, striker Teal Bunbury, defender Brandon Bye, Homegrown midfielder Scott Caldwell (Braintree, Mass.), goalkeeper Cody Cropper, defender Antonio Delamea, Homegrown midfielder Diego Fagundez (Leominster, Mass.), defender Andrew Farrell, Homegrown midfielder Zachary Herivaux (Brookline, Mass.), goalkeeper Brad Knighton, midfielder Kelyn Rowe, goalkeeper Matt Turner, and striker Brian Wright.

Six players had options declined: defender Claude Dielna, striker Femi Hollinger-Janzen, midseason midfield acquisitions Guillermo Hauche and Cristhian Machado, and 2018 SuperDraft selections striker Mark Segbers and defender Nico Samayoa.

Striker/midfielder Juan Agudelo and defender Chris Tierney — who hails from Wellesley, Mass. — are out of contract as of Dec. 31. The Revs have until Tuesday, Nov. 20 to make bonafide contract offers to both players.

Tierney, who will turn 33 in January, has been out of action since tearing the anterior cruciate ligament in his right knee on May 30. He is eligible for free agency starting Tuesday, Dec. 11 at 3 p.m. ET.

Four players were already under contract for the 2019 season: Homegrown midfielder Isaac Angking of Providence, RI, defender Michael Mancienne, defender Gabriel Somi, and defensive midfielder Wilfried Zahibo.

With the moves made, New England enter the offseason with three international slots open, with the following players currently occupying slots: Penilla, Caicedo, Mancienne, Somi, and Zahibo.

In addition, the Revs have no designated players on the roster.

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