MLS New England Revolution

Revolution sign Andrew Farrell to multi-year deal

FOXBOROUGH — Andrew Farrell, he is staying put.

The 8-year defender and the Revolution came to terms on a multi-year contract, the club announced Wednesday morning. As per club policy, terms of the deal were not announced.

“Andrew Farrell has been an outstanding player and person for the Revolution over the past seven years,” Revolution sporting director and head coach Bruce Arena said in a statement. “He is a great leader and representative for our club, and has proved to be a durable and consistent player throughout his career. We are pleased that Andrew will remain a Revolution player for many years to come.”

“I’m thrilled to sign this extension with the Revolution and to continue my career in New England. I’ve always felt like New England was a second home for me, thanks in large part to the unwavering support of our fans over the years,” Farrell said. “Now with the new training facility, Bruce Arena and the coaching staff, and the roster they’ve put together, I’m more excited than ever to be a part of this club and build something special.”

Farrell is just the latest of the club’s so-called “Old Guard” to sign a new contract with New England in recent years. Last year, goalkeeper Matt Turner — not necessarily part of the Old Guard, given that he’s only been pro since 2017 — signed an extension in August; so, too, did Brad Knighton. Homegrown midfielder Scott Caldwell signed an extension, as well, in 2019. Kelyn Rowe returned to the club in this past offseason.

Farrell came to the Revs as the No. 1 overall pick in the 2013 MLS SuperDraft, and has since become one of the top defenders in the league, as well as club history. He is currently fourth overall in minutes played by a Revolution player, and is a three-time winner of the club’s Defensive Player of the Year award, voted on by the Boston soccer press corps; he is the current holder of the award for two years running.

This past March, he was announced as one of the top Revolution players in the club’s first 25 years through fan voting.

He is also in the club’s top ten for games started — fifth overall — and games played — sixth.