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Bengtson Ejected for Headbutting Opponent, Will Soon Return to Revs

Things aren't going well for the on-loan Jerry Bengtson, who was recently ejected for headbutting his opponent.

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The year-long loan to Belgrano of Argentina was supposed to help reinvigorate the career of Jerry Bengtson, but that certainly hasn't been the case. The Honduran striker has alternated between a starter and reserve since his arrival and has only recorded a solitary goal. His most recent appearance, as a substitute against Godoy Cruz, ended in disaster as Bengtson was ejected after headbutting an opponent.

Speaking to local media after the game, Bengtson owned up to the incident, saying that he has since apologized. The incident might be Bengtson's last as a Pirate because his loan is set to expire at the end of June. At that point, the lanky forward is expected to return to the New England Revolution.

Revolution general manager Michael Burns recently addressed the Bengtson situation on Comcast Sports Network’s State of the Revs. His comments seem to imply that Bengtson's future is still up in the air.

"Are there other possibilities that can happen? A loan extension? Or he ends up going to another club? For sure, but there is always that possibility that come July 1st he is back in a Revs uniform," Burns said. "That remains to be seen because right now Belgrano is the ultimate decision maker of whether or not they chose to purchase him."