Despite a disappointing loss to Atlanta United FC in the playoffs, the New England Revolution made a sneaky-good transaction Friday.

The Revolution announced that the club has signed Dutch left back Alexander Büttner for reinforcement in the backfield, and the 30-year-old has plenty of experience in the world's best leagues. 

Through 12 professional seasons, Büttner has played for SBV Vitesse of Eredivisie, Manchester United of the English Premier League, FC Dynamo Moscow of the Russian Premier League, and R.S.C. Anderlecht of the Belgian Pro League. 

Büttner has logged more than 20,000 minutes with 20 goals and 37 assists in more than 275 appearances through his career. His biggest accomplishments came while winning the EPL title with Manchester United in 2012-13, and the KNVB Cup title with Vitesse in the 2016-17 season.

Adding experience is something the Revs will likely enjoy throughout their next campaign, and head coach Bruce Arena was very pleased with the acquisition of Büttner.

“Alexander brings experience at the game's most competitive levels, and his skill and pedigree will make him an important asset for the club on and off the field,” Arena said, according to

For more on what Büttner can do, check out the video below.

New England signed Büttner using Targeted Allocation Money, and he will be added to the roster following receipt of his P-1 visa and International Transfer Certificate. He will occupy an international roster spot.

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