On Thursday morning, the Revolution announced the acquisition of Jamaican outside back O'Brian Woodbine via free transfer. Terms of the deal were not released, though he will count as an international player on the team's roster.
The move to sign Woodbine makes the Revolution the deepest defensive team in the Eastern Conference and perhaps the league. They now have ten defensive players on their roster while most teams have between six and eight.
Woodbine, 25, joins the Revolution following a recent stint with Reno of the Jamaican National Premier League. He's also played in Finland for Helsingin and Vaasan Palloseura and has spent some time in USL Pro with the Charleston Battery.
The Finnish and Jamaican leagues are lesser known, while USL Pro is a few steps down from competitive MLS. Nevertheless, Woodbine appears to have the experience to compete for starting minutes with the Revolution.
He's currently in the Jamaican national team's mix for World Cup qualification, having played in his country's recent 2-0 loss to Honduras in June.
Woodbine played left back in that game and in his last three appearances with his national team, though highlight video of him also shows that he plays right back. In the video, Woodbine appears to be a speedy player who doesn't shy from tackling.
O'Brian is expected to arrive at training next Tuesday.
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