The New England Revolution have announced a three-year contract extension for right-back Brandon Bye.
The defender has become a key part of the Revs’ set-up in recent years following a career in college soccer and USL, making no fewer than 112 appearances across all competitions since the start of the 2018 season.
Bye has two goals and two assists to his name in 29 games in 2021, while he’s second among his teammates for tackles, and third for interceptions and clearances. The 25-year-old has played a big part in the Revs‘ winning the Supporters’ Shield with a record points total – fellow defenders Andrew Farrell and DeJuan Jones were the only two outfield players to log more minutes for the club than his 2,477.
His reward? A new deal that will keep him at Gillette Stadium until at least 2024, while the Revs also have the option for a further 12-month extension.
“We are pleased to sign Brandon to a new contract with the Revolution. He has been a fixture in our first 11 over the past two seasons and continues to grow into his position,” Revolution sporting director and head coach Bruce Arena said in an official club press release.
He continued: “I believe he can become one of the top right-backs in MLS. We are excited to have Brandon as a part of our team for many years to come.”
With his future at the club secured, Bye can now return his focus fully to helping the Revs in the MLS Cup Playoffs. After receiving a free pass beyond Round One thanks to topping the East, New England host NYCFC in the Conference final on Tuesday evening (7:30pm ET).