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A New Revolution Kit For 2018

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As 2017 turned into 2018 the New England Revolution released their new “primary” shirt (above).  I’ll want to see the rest of the kit before I make any decisions, but it has potential.

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In other Revolution news there are multiple reports linking them with Bolivian defensive midfielder Cristhian Machado with the club.  That, for better or worse, is the most “solid” part of the rumor.  Some reports state that he will be joining the club on loan, but my research suggests that he has either been released outright by his club, C.D. Jorge Wilstermann.  Either way, Wilstermann are one of the better clubs in Bolivia, Machado was a starter, and he’s been capped by his country three times since 2016.  Having said that, he doesn’t even merit his own Wikipedia page…

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Goal.com and several outlets are reporting that Vietnamese side FLC Thanh Hoa are interested in bringing Revolution midfielder Lee Nguyen back to the league were he played for two seasons before joining the Revolution.  Normally I wouldn’t put much credence in a report like this, but there are a few details that should be noted.  First, the reports out of Vietnam claim that Thanh Hoa approached Nguyen through his father- which is exactly how Hoang Ahn Gia Lai FC landed him after he left Danish side Randers FC in 2009.  Second, at age 31 there is probably not another USMNT call-up in his future, so moving to an obscure league in Asia won’t damage his international prospects.  Third, there is a good chance he could make two or three times his current salary by making the move.  He was paid handsomely in his first stint in Vietnam and when clubs tried to entice him back to Vietham in 2014 and 2015 there were reports that he was offered “seven figures” to make the move.

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This entry was posted on January 1, 2018 by in Finances, Football Shirts, Major League Soccer, New England Revolution, The Rumor Mill, Transfers, USMNT.
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