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Revolution fans anxiously await news

Posted on 31 January 2011 by Hank Alexandre

While the transfer season in Europe is coming to a close, New England Revolution fans are “patiently” awaiting news from the Revolution front office.

The Revolution are coming off of their worst season in recent memory letting in a league high 50 goals, while scoring an all time team low of 32.  Team ownership and management recognized the failed expectations of the club at the end of the season, and assured fans that they will be making the necessary moves to bring the team back into contender status.  And while the Revs have made significant improvements addressing the back line by adding Didier Domi and Ryan Cochrane, and signing 2nd year player to Seth Sinovic to a new contract, the team has yet to address the lack of scoring prowess so blatantly evident in the team for the last three seasons.

Fan expectations were raised last week when Brian Bilello, the Revolution’s Chief Operating Officer, stated via a post on Twitter that there should be some news on a pair of signings “in a week or so”.  Since then, the Revolution fans have been chomping at the bit in anticipation of whom the players might be, with speculation that one of the signings may be the teams first Designated Player coming over from Europe.

However, as the Revolution’s pre-season starts today in Foxboro, the team’s front office is remaining unsurprisingly tight-lipped about any possibility as to whom the signings may be, or if they are in fact coming.

Meanwhile, speculation on the part of the Revolution fans, once rampant, is growing faint as marquee players such as Robbie Keane, who had been linked with MLS newcomers Vancouver Whitecaps, are being snapped up by European teams also actively looking for scoring talent.  Keane, who was sent to West Ham United on loan for the rest of the season this past Sunday, had looked a likely target as he had fallen out of favor with his current club, and was looking for regular playing time.  Keane also had been urged by the Republic of Ireland’s national team manager, Giovanni Trapattoni, to look to MLS as an option if he could not find first team football in Europe.

But without Keane in the picture, Revolution fans are left to wonder who the signings will be, and if they will be the attacking players the team so desperately needs.  Names like Nuno Gomes and Alex (deSousa) will remain in the list of potential signings some fans would like to see, however the likelihood that the team will go after a big name at this stage looks unlikely.

Revolution fans can only wait and see what news, if any, will be forthcoming from Foxboro.

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