As the Major League Soccer transfer window winds down here within this coming week we see the Revs finally make a move. A move in what many would argue the wrong direction, New England has sent Honduran international Jerry Bengston on loan to Argentinean side Belgrano. The Honduran has been known to frustrate fans since joining the Revolution as a designated player in 2012. Fans frustrations lie with the fact that Bengston appears to save his best performances for the international team having scored 19 goals for the Honduran side while finding a measly 4 shots in the back of the net for the Revs.
The Revolution have team needs which must be met if there are to be any hopes of pushing for the cup and a loan may be just the key. Moving Bengston gives him a chance to find his scoring form for a side that can afford to give him the patience to do so while allowing the Revolution to get his wages off the bill. A designated player’s wages gone means New England can splash some cash in hopes of bringing in a defensive midfielder and a consistent scorer.
One such consistent scorer whose name has been thrown around recently is none other than former American international and Revolution player, Juan Agudelo. Agudelo has seen his attempts at getting a work permit in England stall and as a result has become a free agent. Agudelo left New England on his own terms as the Revolution failed to offer him a big enough contract late last year. Agudelo has seen his potential plateau a bit in recent years however, at 21 he has the opportunity to become an established goal scorer in a league that is growing bigger with every passing minute.