The New England Revolution announced today that Senegalese central midfielder Niouky Desire has signed a contract with Major League Soccer to play for the Revolution.
He will occupy one of the team's eight international roster spots. Per MLS and club policy, terms of the deal were not released. He will join the team pending receipt of his U.S. P-1 Visa.
Desire, 23, has played Dakar-based Port Autonome for the past four seasons. Before joining Port Autonome, he featured for ASC Diaraf, another club based in Dakar, for four seasons.
"We're pleased that we were able to bring Niouky to the Revolution," Revolution Vice President of Player Personnel Michael Burns said. "He's a traditional center midfielder who is comfortable in different formations, and he will give us depth in the middle of the field."