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Joseph re-signs with Revs as DP

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There was a time during a tumultuous summer for the New England Revolution when it appeared that Shalrie Joseph was as good as gone when the MLS offseason rolled around.

The Revolution captain isn't going anywhere, though, after the club re-signed him and made him a Designated Player. The club alluded to the signing at its new uniform unveiling on Saturday night before officially announcing the transaction on Monday.

A seven-time MLS All-Star and four-time Best XI honoree, Joseph has long been the heart and soul of the Revs. He has played with the club for his entire MLS career since it began in 2003, and he is tied with new Revs coach Jay Heaps for all-time appearances with the team (243).

Despite vocalizing his frustration with the club's performance last season, Joseph tied a career high with eight goals and will continue to be the anchor of the team's midfield for the foreseeable future.

What do you think of the signing? Happy to see Joseph getting a DP deal and remaining in MLS? Do you think the Revs will turn it around in 2012?

Share your thoughts below.

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  1. i just don’t care about the Revs. actually, i care enough to comment about how much i don’t care about them. they should have been on the Baltimore survey…not DC. i would say the Revs are worse off than DC.

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  2. What you describe is sometimes frowned upon because you never know what you are going to get, and can easily get a bust. With Joseph you have a guy who is proven in MLS, so you know exactly what you are getting…much less risk. Agree it should have happened previously.

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  3. I am always really impressed with Joseph when I see him play. Glad he didn’t get snatched up by some Scandinavian team (if that was an option) or some other European or Mexican club, he’s an asset to the league.

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  4. how come anyone on the wrong side of 30 coming over to MLS from abroad for DP contract is frowned upon but this signing is lauded? NE is delusional with this signing at this time…should have happened 4 years ago

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  5. About time.

    And the next big news from around the league: Kraft family petitions the league to change MLS rules so it’s played with only one player on the field. According to Kraft spokesman Mike Burns “we think it’s a smart cost cutting measure during these tough economic times and we’ve already anticipated league approval and acted to lock up our one player who’ll represent us.”

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  6. Why does ~90% of MLS (& USA NT for that matter) gear still look like it came from the 1990s? These logos, color styles, and designs need a SERIOUS revamp!

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