Revolution trade up for No. 1 draft pick

January 16, 2013
By ESPN.com news services

The New England Revolution Wednesday traded its No. 4 pick in Thursday's MLS college draft to Toronto FC in exchange for the Canadian club's top selection and allocation cash.

The Revs said the deal will allow them to make their highest draft pick since 2002, when the team selected striker Taylor Twellman with the No. 2 overall pick.

The MLS draft will be begin at 12 p.m. ET at the Indiana Convention Center in Indianapolis, with the first pick televised live on ESPN's SportsCenter.

The Revolution failed to make the playoffs in 2012 after ending a disappointing campaign with a 9-17-8 record.