New England Revolution among MLS teams cultivating homegrown talent

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FOXBOROUGH — Christian Sady slung a red duffle bag over his shoulder as he walked past Gillette Stadium on Tuesday evening, gazing up at the galactic steel structure.

For two hours, the North Andover native and 19 other local soccer players practiced on the neighboring field.

“I think all of us have a dream to play inside there one day,” said Sady, an 18-year-old who is committed to play at Harvard. “We would all love to play for the New England Revolution.”

By participating in this training session — for the Revolution’s youth team — Sady’s odds are better than most players his age.

The team is part of Major League Soccer’s ongoing initiative to cultivate homegrown talent.

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