The New England Revolution has signed Nigerian midfielder Michael Augustine, the Major League Soccer club announced on Friday.

The 18-year-old Augustine most recently played for Nigeria's FCT Abuja, scoring 18 goals since being elevated to the club's first team in 2008.

"Michael is a young midfielder who we believe can have a promising future in our league," Revolution VP of Player Personnel Michael Burns said.

"He has pace and will add to the depth we have in the midfield this season."