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New England Revolution II sign 4 players to inaugural roster

New England Revolution II now have eight players signed to their inaugural roster

New England Revolution II added four more players to their roster Thursday morning ahead of the club’s inaugural season in USL League One: defender Ryo Shimazaki, forward Orlando Sinclair, and midfielders Ryan Spaulding and Lucas Felix.

Sinclair joins Revolution II on a one-year loan from Costa Rican club Deportivo Saprissa. All four players will officially be added to the roster pending league and federation approval and increase the team’s size to eight players.

Revolution II opens its 28-game regular season March 28 against Orlando City B at Gillette Stadium.

This is Sinclair’s second consecutive loan stint from Saprissa. The Costa Rican last played in the USL Championship for Loudon United FC, where he played under current New England Revolution assistant coach Richie Williams and recorded three goals and one assist in 24 appearances.

Shimazaki, 22, enters his first professional season after spending the last four years at Virginia Commonwealth University, where he made 69 appearances mostly as a fullback. He also represented Japan’s U-17 men’s national team.

Spaulding, 21, joins Revolution II from North Carolina FC in the USL Championship. From 2018-19, Spaulding also made nine appearances for Stade Briochin, a club in France’s fifth division located near Rennes.

Felix, a defensive midfielder, turns 20 Jan. 18 and most recently represented Brazilian Serie A side Botafogo FR’s U-20 team. He made 32 appearances with Botafogo.

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