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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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Revolution Classics: How to watch Revs vs. Red Bulls 2014 Eastern Conference Championship series

Revolution Classics: How to watch Revs vs. Red Bulls 2014 Eastern Conference Championship series

With no MLS games for the foreseeable future, NBC Sports Boston will give New England Revolution fans a chance to get their fix by re-airing some classic games, beginning Saturday afternoon with a look back at the 2014 Eastern Conference Championship series against the New York Red Bulls. 

In the first leg of the series, more than 1,200 Revolution fans traveled to New York to watch their club take on the Red Bulls on Nov. 23, 2014. That traveling paid off, too, as both Jermaine Jones and Teal Bunbury had a goal and an assist in the match. While Jones and Bunbury handled things up top, Bobby Shuttleworth stopped six of seven shots in goal.

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This match was magical for a Revs side who lacked possession (39.7 percent), pass accuracy (72 percent) and shots on goal (four) -- they trailed in all of those categories. Although they didn't control the pace of play, they made their scoring opportunities count in a 2-1 win over the Red Bulls.

The Revs' victory was their first-ever win at Red Bull Arena and their first win on the road over the Red Bulls in seven years. 

How to Watch

NBC Sports Boston will be re-airing this match on Saturday, April 4 at 4 p.m. ET. You can watch on TV on NBC Sports Boston, or stream the action via NBCSportsBoston.com.

 

Revolution Encores: When to watch classic Revs games on NBC Sports Boston

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Revolution Encores: When to watch classic Revs games on NBC Sports Boston

If you're missing soccer, you're in luck: The New England Revolution are returning to NBC Sports Boston.

Major League Soccer's season is suspended indefinitely due to the coronavirus pandemic, but to give fans their soccer fix, we're airing several classic Revs games over the next few weeks.

The action begins this Saturday, April 4, at 4 p.m. ET, with an encore broadcast of the Revs' 2014 playoff win over the New York Red Bulls in the first leg.

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You can watch on TV on NBC Sports Boston, or stream the action via NBCSportsBoston.com or the MyTeams app.

Below are brief recaps and airing dates for our first two re-broadcasts. Check back soon for a full schedule of classic Revs games.

Saturday, April 4th at 4 p.m. ET -- Revs vs. Red Bulls, Nov. 23, 2014

In the memorable first leg of the 2014 MLS Eastern Conference Championship game series, the Revolution faced the New York Red Bulls. Over 1,200 New England fans made the trip to Red Bull Arena to see Jermaine Jones, Lee Nguyen, Charlie Davies and company take on a Red Bulls side that included Thierry Henry and Bradley Wright-Phillips.

Saturday, April 11th at 4 p.m. ET -- Revs vs. Red Bulls, Nov. 29, 2014

The second leg of the 2014 MLS Eastern Conference Championship between the Revolution and Red Bulls at Gillette Stadium was one of the classic games in Revs history. Leading 2-1 on aggregate after their last-minute win in the first match, the Revs would look to local hero Charlies Davies to help them to their first MLS Cup final in seven years.