With the Revolution en route to Los Angeles for Saturday night’s tussle with LAFC, the club announced it has signed 25-year-old Argentine forward/midfielder Guillermo Hauche prior to Major League Soccer’s roster freeze deadline.
The club will add Hauche to the roster on receipt of his P-1 Visa and international transfer certificate. As per club custom, terms were not announced.
Rosters will freeze Friday, and no further moves will be made until the day after the MLS Cup Final on Dec. 9.
Hauche — pronounced ow-chay — represents the fourth player Revolution manager Brad Friedel has brought into the club who played a majority of their football in Latin America, behind Cristian Penilla, Luis Caicedo, and Cristhian Machado. He is the third player the club has brought in this summer, behind Machado and defender Michael Mancienne.
He will occupy New England's final international roster spot for 2018.
According to a release from the club, Hauche has spent six years playing in various South American leagues, including the Argentina Superleague, Argentina’s Primera B Nacional, and the Chilean Primera Division, with 2,000 minutes played over the course of 33 appearances.
“Guillermo is a very technical player who provides us with another attacking option heading into the final stretch of the season,” Revolution general manager Michael Burns said in a statement. “He trained with the first team during this past week and we were impressed with his skillset. We're looking forward to integrating him into the team on a full-time basis.”
Hauche has played with Argentina power Racing Club de Avellaneda, with two separate loan spells to Club Almagro in 2015 and Chile’s Club Union Espanola S.A.D.P. in ’17. Racing Club has mainly used him in reserve matches.
He has reportedly not scored any goals in professional football, but has pace that can give opposition fits. And according to this YouTube clip from his time in Chile, he likes to distribute the ball.