March 4, 2011
Former Providence College soccer midfielder Andrew Sousa (Fall River, Mass.) signed a contract with the New England Revolution of Major League Soccer (MLS) on March 3. Sousa was selected by the Revolution in the 2011 MLS Supplemental Draft on January 18. He joins former Friar goalkeeper Timothy Murray, who will be in his second season with the Revolution after re-signing.
Sousa played in 18 games during the 2010 campaign and finished with a career-high four goals, two of which were game winners. He scored the eventual match winner in a 2-1 triumph over Cincinnati in the BIG EAST Championship semifinals. For his efforts, he was named to the BIG EAST All-Tournament Team. In all, Sousa played in 51 games at Providence and totaled eight goals and seven assist for 23 points.
Sousa is one of five former Friars who have been part of the MLS. Matt Marcin was selected in the 2011 MLS Supplemental Draft, while Murray signed with the Revolution in 2010. Current Providence Head Coach, Chaka Daley, was called up from the A-League and played for the Revolution in 1999. Chris Konopka was the first Friar selected by an MLS Team as he was taken by the Kansas City Wizards in the 2007 Supplemental Draft.