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Revolution GM Mike Burns Not Rushed to Renegotiate With Lee Nguyen

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While chatting with CSNNE's Dalen Cuff, Mike Burns refused to budge on the status of Lee Nguyen's contract.

Lee Nguyen wants a new contract--and Revolution GM Mike Burns appears willing to wait
Lee Nguyen wants a new contract--and Revolution GM Mike Burns appears willing to wait
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When speaking about the future of former MLS MVP candidate Lee Nguyen, Revolution General Manager Mike Burns had little to say; the boss appears to be in no rush to settle with the disgruntled midfielder.

In an interview with CSNNE's Dalen Cuff, Burns mentioned that he would not provide extensive detail about the negotiating process--but did offer a relatively vague timeline for communicating with Nguyen:

"What I can say, and what is factually accurate, is that Lee did re-sign in January 2014, prior to last year, with multiple years left on that deal. Having said all of that, certainly at some point we will sit down and have a discussion. That's very likely."

Nguyens' current contract offers a base salary $175,000; according to a report by New England Soccer Today's Brian O'Connell, the deal spans two years, with options for a third and fourth year. But after scoring 18 goals in 32 matches last season, Nguyen, who feels "disrespected" by his current contract, wants a raise.

Burns, on the other hand, appears willing to wade through the details before biting Nguyen's bait. Though he does plan on communicating with Nguyen this season, his use of the phrase "at some point" may reflect the club's timeframe: eventually, but certainly not tomorrow.

To view Cuff's complete interview with the Revs' GM, visit CSNNE.com.