Revolution

Transfer Countdown: What will the Revs do before the window closes?

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We’re into the final 12 or so hours of the Secondary Transfer Window for Major League Soccer, and our local football club — the New England Revolution… you’ve heard of them, right? — could possibly make a move before the window slams shut at 12:59 a.m. Thursday.

So far, the Revs have made three moves over the last two weeks (even though the window has been open since July 10):

  • Cristhian Machado, defensive midfielder, Jorge Wilstermann (incoming)
  • Michael Mancienne, centerback, Nottingham Forest (incoming)
  • Krisztian Nemeth, striker, Sporting Kansas City (outgoing)

The Machado and Mancienne signings — we’re still waiting for Mancienne to return to Foxborough from England as he waits for his work permit — should help bolster a defensive side that is paper thin at times and has coughed up quite a few leads in recent weeks.

Nemeth’s transfer to SKC clears salary off the books and frees up an international slot for this season.

And with seemingly plenty of allocation money available, the question is still up in the air: will they make a move to improve the squad, or will they stand pat and go the rest of the season with what they have, risking the wrath of the fans should the club not make the playoffs for the third consecutive season? Most Revs supporters are of the opinion that they will do nothing to improve the squad, or just wait until next year -- we're just waiting for the "2019 Season memberships are now available!" blurb during broadcasts -- much like they've done in the past.

Here are two spots fans would like to see improved (and to a point, we agree with them), as well as a few names of players who are available. But just because they're available doesn't mean they'll come here: