One of my favorite things to do is to check in on former New England Revolution players. This week saw a lot of movement from players you (barely) remember. Let’s take a look.
Cristhian Machado is heading back to Bolivia, maybe
Machado joined the Revolution in July and made three appearances before he saw his option declined. It’s been well-documented that personal reasons drove Machado to the United States. It appears that the defensive midfielder is now looking to return to native Bolivia.
The 28-year-old looked ready to join Royal Pari after former club Wilstermann refused to match his previous wages. These plans are apparently on hold due to a condition in the agreement that let Machado leave Wilstermann early to join the Revs.
Samba joins Messina of Serie D
Samba made two appearances for the Revs during his 2016 loan from Sporting CP. The center back then spent time with Sporting Covilhã (Portugal) and NorthEast United (India). During that last stop, he played alongside Jose Goncalves.
Samba is on the move again, this time linking up with Messina of Serie D
John Lozano signs with Real Cartagena
Speaking of players that didn’t work out, Lozano joined the Revolution in 2012. Although he was slated to a starting center back, Lozano only made two appearances before he went back to native Colombia.
Now 34, Lozano is still playing in his homeland and recently signed with Real Cartagena.