Jerry Bengston has a new home--but only for the next 12 months. On Friday morning, the Revolution officially loaned the Honduran forward to Belgrano in Argentina's Primera Divison, a tenure that will run through June 30, 2015.
Since joining the Revolution to years and three seasons ago, Bengston has saved the bulk of his productivity for international play, where he has scored 19 goals in 47 appearances for the Honduran National Team. For the Revolution, Bengston has scored just four goals in 36 appearances (23 starts), causing loyal supporters to question his seemingly unexplainable gap in productivity.
In 2014, Bengston's inability to regularly find the net has resulted in a lack of playing time; World Cup leave aside, the body-up striker has appeared in just five matches (one start). A late goal against Houston on April 12 serves as the lone bright spot in an otherwise disappointing campaign. Now, he will look for a fresh start in Argentina, a tenure that will allow Revolution General Manager Michael Burns to evaluate Bengston's future.
Moving forward, the team will look for increased productivity from rookie Patrick Mullins and veteran Charlie Davies, who have split striker duties in recent weeks. The Revolution will look to get back on track Saturday evening, when the team hosts seventh-placed Columbus.
Stay tuned for in-depth analysis of Jerry Bengston's loan to Belgrano.