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Revolution make huge investment by signing striker Gustavo Bou

Revolution make huge investment by signing striker Gustavo Bou

The New England Revolution have made a big splash on Day 1 of Major League Soccer's secondary primary transfer window, adding Argentine forward Gustavo Bou from Liga MX side Club Tijuana.

The 29-year-old joins the Revs as their second Designated Player, alongside Carles Gil — and Sporting Director and Head Coach Bruce Arena and Technical Director Curt Onalfo have made a move that is believed to be the largest investment in a single player in franchise history.

The transfer fee is reportedly in the range of $6-7 million, while the whole deal (transfer fees and salary) could be worth $12 million with bonuses and options that could push the package to north of $16 million.
 
Arena tells NBC Sports Boston on "State of the Revs" (airing Thursday at 8:30pm) the facets of his game that can help the squad.

"He's an attacking player. He has a history of scoring goals in the all the leagues he has played in. We have been able to follow him for years. I lived in Southern California. I was well aware of his presence with Tijuana. Curt Onalfo, our Technical Director, has followed him. We were aware of the player. When he became a thought and had an interest we thought it was great because to acquire a player of his experience and his level here is I think is big. Hopefully, he can get on the field and make the adjustment quickly and be a player that can make a difference for us."  

Bou has recorded 120 combined goals and assists in Argentina, Mexico, and Ecuador. In 55 matches with Club Tijuana, he had 21 goals and 14 assists.

He totaled 44 goals in more than 100 appearances with Argentine top flight side Racing Club and led all scorers in the 2015 Copa Libertadores. Bou began his career with River Plate at age 18 in 2008 after developing with the club's reserve team. 

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Highlights from the Revolution's 3-3 draw with Orlando City SC

Highlights from the Revolution's 3-3 draw with Orlando City SC

FINAL SCORE: Revolution 3, Orlando City 3

IN BRIEF: Orlando City responded to a first-half blitz from the Revs with two goals in the early part of the second 45 minutes, earning a draw on Saturday night. 

BOX SCORE

REVS RECORD: 10-11-9 (40 points, 6th in Eastern Conference)

HIGHLIGHTS:

OWN GOAL PUTS THE REVS UP EARLY

NANI GETS ONE BACK ORLANDO SHORTLY AFTER

PENILLA CHIPS IT OVER THE KEEPER TO GIVE THE REVS A LEAD

ORLANDO DRAWS CLOSER

NANI TIES IT

 

UP NEXT:
@ Real Salt Lake, Saturday, 7:30 p.m., NBC Sports Boston

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Revolution defender Antonio Delamea's suspension rescinded, will play Saturday

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Revolution defender Antonio Delamea's suspension rescinded, will play Saturday

Revolution defender Antonio Delamea had his one-game suspension and fine rescinded and will be eligible to play in the Revs' game Saturday against Orlando City SC in Florida.

The Independent Review Panel, consisting of one representative from the U.S. Soccer Federation, one representative from the Canadian Soccer Association and one independent representative nominated by the Professional Referee Organization, unanimously rescinded the suspension and accompanying fine for the red card Delamea received in the ninth minute of the Revs' loss to New York City FC Sept. 7.

Each MLS team is allowed two unsuccessful appeals of suspensions per season, including the playoffs. Since the Revs' successfully appealed, they maintain two unsuccessful appeals for any future send-offs this season.

New England (10-10-9) is just above the playoff line with 39 points. Orlando (9-13-8) is four points below. 

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