Krisztian Nemeth could debut for the New England Revolution this Sunday, as the striker has been officially added to the roster after receiving the necessary paperwork.
Nemeth, 28, signed with the Revs on Aug. 10 and arrived in Foxboro on Aug. 14. His first game could come against New York City FC depending on how he does during practice this week.
“He just got here [Monday] and it's important that not only do we assess him in what he's going to bring, but where he is physically and not to put too much on him too soon,” head coach Jay Heaps explained. “He's got a little bit of a ways to go to be 90-minutes fit, but we think we can get good minutes out of him relatively quickly."
Although he’s only been in New England for a short time, Nemeth has impressed his new teammates. Capable of playing anywhere along the front three, the striker will add to an already dynamic attack.
With Nemeth now in the fold, the competition for playing time will certainly be intense. All that aside, the players have been doing their part to make Nemeth feel at home.
"I think we welcome new players very well,” Diego Fagundez said. “There's a soccer ball, so we're all playing the same game, we all love to do the same things, so that's kind of easy. We just have to make sure that we keep bringing him in, keep talking to him, make sure that he's welcome, and make sure that he's ready."