....One of the players hoping to make an impression is Andrei Gotsmanov, the Revolution’s third overall pick (second round, 24th overall) in the 2009 MLS SuperDraft in January. For those who didn’t catch the note in the Weekly Update, Gotsmanov joined the team for training for the first time yesterday and will be with the Revs on trial for at least a couple of weeks as he aims to earn a roster spot. The 23-year-old midfielder chose to remain at Creighton to finish his degree before joining the Revolution, and now with his degree complete, the path is clear for him to focus on soccer.
Here is the bio on Gotsmanov from the 2009 Super Draft
Andrei Gotsmanov – Second Round (24th overall)
D.O.B.: May 6, 1986
Weight: 175 lbs.
Hometown: Egan, Minn.
College: Creighton University
Youth Club: St. Croix Club
Acquired: Drafted by the Revolution in the second round (24th overall) of the 2009 MLS SuperDraft
Gotsmanov, 22, was the 2008 Missouri Valley Conference player of the year and NSCAA first-team All-American after scoring 10 goals and four assists in 18 games. He began his collegiate career at St. John’s in 2004, and transferred to Creighton to finish his career in 2007 and 2008. He was also a semifinalist for the 2008 MAC Hermann Trophy. Gotsmanov is a dual citizen of the U.S. and Belarus.