(NEWS CENTER)-- Some exciting news tonight for a soccer player with Maine ties. Pierre Omanga who played with the Portland Phoenix last season has been drafted by the New England Revolution of the MLS.

In 13 games for the Phoenix last season he scored seven goals and added two assists to help the squad reach the Priemer Development League playoffs. Omanga went to Southern New Hampshire University last year and lead them to the NCAA Division II national championship and was NSCAA Division II Player of the Year and Northeast-10 Player of the Year.

Omanga was the 50th overall pick of the draft and went in the 3rd round.

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