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2021 MLS SuperDraft results: Revs select Edward Kizza with No. 24 pick originally appeared on NBC Sports Boston
The New England Revolution are busy building on the success of their 2020 season, and that process continued Thursday with the first round of the 2021 MLS SuperDraft.
The Revs owned the No. 24 overall pick in Round 1 and selected University of Pittsburgh forward Edward Kizza.
He should bring plenty of attacking talent to the Revolution squad after scoring 31 goals in his NCAA career. He left Pittsburgh with the second-most goals in the program's history. Kizza also earned first team All-ACC selections in both 2018 and 2019.
This highlight video shows some of Kizza's impressive abilities in the final third of the field.
— Major League Soccer (@MLS) January 21, 2021
Kizza was born in Uganda and is listed at 5-foot-9.
The Revolution also selected defender Francois Dulysse from Manhattan College with the No. 51 overall pick (second round).
He reacted to the news on his Twitter account:
Blessed to be given this opportunity. Can't wait to start this journey and get to work!! https://t.co/8YWCFMBFXB
— François Dulysse (@frankydashh) January 21, 2021
The Revolution reached the Eastern Conference Finals in the 2020 MLS Playoffs. They lost 1-0 to the eventual champion Columbus Crew.