Wellesley soccer star Chris Tierney retires from New England Revolution at age 32

Chris Tierney, the Wellesley native who went on to have an 11-year professional soccer career with the New England Revolution, announced his retirement this week at the age of 32. Playing in nearly 250 games, he took part in the third most of any Revolution player.

Among his career highlights was scoring a goal in the Revolution’s last MLS Cup appearance, a 2-1 loss to the LA Galaxy in 2014. He missed most of this season with a torn ACL.

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Chris Tierney, right, chatting up young Wellesley soccer players

Tierney, a fullback, played college soccer at the University of Virginia. He played at Noble and Greenough School before that.

We didn’t see any mention of what Tierney might be doing next, but we’re assuming that retirement from the Revolution doesn’t mean “retirement” retirement…


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After 11 seasons, the time has come for me to step away from the game I love. I feel honored and privileged to have been able to live my dream playing for the club I grew up supporting. The New England Revolution has always been, and will continue to be, a huge part of my life. I would like to thank my family, fiancé, friends, teammates, the Kraft Family, the entire Revolution organization, and of course the fans who have all supported me on this journey.

A post shared by Chris Tierney (@ctierney8) on Nov 15, 2018 at 11:21am PST