Over a month has passed since Jerry Bengtson parted ways with the New England Revolution and the striker is still without a team. His quest to secure employment could land him in an unlikely country: Israel.
Bengtson has joined Maccabi Netanya F.C. on trial, according to Honduran news outlets. Maccabi Netanya, who sit in ninth with a record of 6-5-6, are currently training in Germany.
Before heading overseas, Bengtson was spotted in his homeland training with Olimpia. Though nothing official materialized, Bengtson didn't rule out signing with a Honduran team.
Recent history has been unkind to Bengtson, who only managed four goals in 36 appearances for the Revs after signing in July 2012. A year-long loan to Belgrano in Argentina’s Primera Division didn't change things as Bengtson became a free agent on Jun. 16, 2015.
If he does sign with Maccabi Netanya, Bengtson would be the second Honduran to play in the Israeli Premier League as Orental Bodden plays for Hapoel Tel Aviv.