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By FRANCO PANIZO
Nearly two years after a somewhat surprising divorce from the New England Revolution, Shalrie Joseph is making his way back to the club where he established himself as a professional.
New England announced on Tuesday afternoon that they have acquired Joseph, a Revolution legend, via the Waiver Draft. The 35-year-old midfielder rejoins the club after spending much of the past two seasons with Chivas USA and the Seattle Sounders.
Drafted by the Revolution in 2002, Joseph has enjoyed a successful career in MLS up to this point. He has 283 appearances, including a Revolution-record 261, 40 goals and 35 assists in regular-season play. He was also a finalist for the 2009 MLS Most Valuable Player award, a four-time MLS Best XI selection and an eight-time MLS All-Star player.
Joseph did not make a single appearance for Seattle this season and was waived by the club earlier this year. He has 18 starts in 22 matches, three goals and one assist since being traded by the Revolution back in August 2012.
What do you make of the Revolution reacquiring Joseph? Do you see him making an impact on the field this season? Wishing your club would have picked him up?
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