Revolution

Report: Revs ‘considering’ lower level team launch

The Revolution are reportedly looking into setting up a lower league squad that’ll start play in 2020.

According to the New England Soccer Journal on Thursday, the Foxborough-based MLS side would operate a club in the USL, but there was no other information available in regards to if it would be in the USL Championship, the second division in the American soccer pyramid, or in USL League One, the third division.

An email sent to Revolution Communications on Wednesday afternoon about this matter had not been returned to BostonSportsJournal.com when NESJ broke the news.

A number of Major League Soccer sides operate sides in the USL to supplement their first teams as a way to develop players who are not at first-division quality. Toronto FC, Orlando City SC, and FC Dallas all have sides in League One, while Atlanta United, New York Red Bulls, LA Galaxy, Portland Timbers, and Real Salt Lake have teams in the USL Championship.

BSJ Analysis

Consider this, should this all pan out and come to fruition, as something I am much in favor of happening -- especially given what I've written in the past about this. You’ll recall just after we jumped on the Revs beat last year, we recommended the club starts its own club in the lower levels much in the same way that the