Scanning the Revolution’s 2020 roster, the international nature of the team is immediately apparent. In total, 11 different nations are represented, hailing from three continents.

Even the club’s domestic players come from different parts of the country, with 11 states represented.

Soccer is often described as the world’s game, and New England’s roster reflects that. The game’s diversity has a capacity to inspire, as it did for former Revolution forward (and current club ambassador) Charlie Davies when he attended a World Cup game as a child.

“One of the reasons why I love the game we play is because in 1994, I went to my first soccer game at the old Foxboro Stadium which was South Korea-Bolivia,” Davies explained. “I had never heard of or seen people from those countries, yet the power of the unity inspired me. It pushed me to play the game because it felt like I’d be accepted.”