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MLS transfer deadline nears: Will Lee Nguyen stay or go?

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Just before 1 a.m. ET on May 2 (12:59 a.m., if we want to be precise) sees the primary transfer window in Major League Soccer come to a close. It won't re-open again until July 10 for the secondary summer window.

That means we could potentially be in the last 24 or so hours with midfielder Lee Nguyen as a member of the Revolution.

MLSSoccer.com's Paul Tenorio and Sam Stejskal reported Monday morning that the Revs' front office was indeed listening to offers for Nguyen, who has scored 51 goals in six seasons for New England, and are asking for about $1 million in allocation money to transfer him away from Route 1.

Tenorio also reported Monday that the Chicago Fire, a team looking for creativity in its midfield, were the team who offered the Revolution $750,000 in allocation money for Nguyen on April 5.

Nguyen has not been named in any of the eight matchday squads for first-year manager Brad Friedel.

For some of the backstory:

Twellman to Revs: Play Nguyen, trade him, or explain why he’s on the bench
Lee Nguyen speaks on lack of playing time to start 2018 season

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