If New England Revolution personnel were watching Sunday's African Cup of Nations game between Cape Verde and Tunisia, they were likely impressed by rumored target Heldon, who drew and converted a penalty kick.
Wearing the number 10, Heldon performed well for Cape Verde, prompting a BBC commentator to ask why he isn't playing more with Sporting CP. After contributing 90 minutes on the right wing, Heldon was named the Orange Man of the Match.
The 26-year-old rescued a point for Cape Verde in the 77th minute when he scored a penalty that he was awarded after being fouled by Ben Youssef in the box. The tally leveled the game as Ali Moncer put Tunisia ahead seven minutes earlier. The game would ultimately end 1-1.
CBF licensed agent Paulo Teixeira confirmed that Revolution representatives will meet with members of Sporting CP later this week. He also called Heldon's potential move to the Revolution a "win-win situtation."
Heldon and Cape Verde resume tournament play on Thursday when they face the Democratic Republic of Congo.