The New England Revolution signed 21-year-old Luis Caicedo from Colombian club Cortulua, adding more depth to the midfield. And there’s another new signing on the way as well.
The New England Revolution continued to add depth on Thursday, announcing the signing of Luis Alberto Caicedo Mosquera on a one-year loan from Cortulua in Colombia. And it appears another signing is on the way shortly.
Coach Brad Friedel alluded to the Revs being close to adding another new face at training today when discussing the signing of Luis Caicedo.
The Revs’ 21-year-old defensive midfielder fits the bill for the type of player Friedel is looking to add to New England. Luis Caicedo is young, quick, and has tons of potential to develop into a solid midfielder. When Caicedo does join the squad, he will add competition to the already solid defensive midfield position. In addition, the young Colombian is already up to match fitness. He is only awaiting the approval of his P-1 Visa to join the Revs.
New England has made it a point to have adequate squad depth this season, a problem for the them in the past. Friedel is adamant on having at least two players per position as a means of competing for minutes. Caicedo’s versatility allows him to not only help New England at the CDM role, but also throughout all midfield positions.
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During his time in Colombia, Caicedo made 70 appearances between his time in Primera A and Primera B, making 67 starts and scoring three goals over three seasons. He is similar to former Revolution defensive midfielder Xavier Kouassi. While his height (5-foot-7) is nothing to write home about, his speed and physicality are two of his best qualities.
A Mystery Signing
As for who the next Revolution signing is, there’s been one rumor surrounding the potential player. Independiente Medellin striker Didier Moreno has reportedly been seeking a move to MLS. New England looked to be one of his possible landing places. It was even rumored the Revs had submitted a hefty bid for the Colombian striker.
However, it appears Moreno is content to remain in his native Colombia and will not be moving to MLS. Despite missing out on Moreno, the Revolution still could be eyeing a striker or another attacking midfielder. With Lee Nguyen appearing to still want out of town, the Revs might reluctantly move him in exchange for a similar player. A Nguyen trade doesn’t look likely, but bringing in a player similar to Nguyen does.