The New England Revolution have locked down their starting right back, Brandon Bye, on a three-year deal, with an additional option for one more year. Bye’s position change from winger to right-back has proved to be a successful one, as he has clearly won the job.
The improvement he has shown in the past year has been simply tremendous, and the coaching staff must agree if they are willing to extend the 25-year-old.
Bye was picked eighth overall in the 2018 MLS SuperDraft out of Western Michigan and has appeared in 105 MLS matches since. He has put away five goals, as well as eight assists. One part of his game that Revs fans would like to see more improvement in is his crossing. He is a rather inconsistent crosser from the right flank, and it often seems like he doesn’t manage to find the perfect power balance. The average crossing has been the one aspect of Bye’s game that is holding him back.
“We are pleased to sign Brandon to a new contract with the Revolution. He has been a fixture in our first 11 over the past two seasons and continues to grow into his position,” head coach Bruce Arena said. “I believe he can become one of the top right-backs in MLS. We are excited to have Brandon as a part of our team for many years to come.”
The right-back joins Carles Gil as those extended through 2024 — Gil signed his extension just several months prior.
He will first turn his attention to the current year, where the Revolution will compete in the Conference Semi-Finals on Tuesday. New York City FC will visit Gillette Stadium in an attempt to put down the historic season of New England.
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