He’s only been in Foxboro for a week, but Luis Caicedo is already getting positive reviews.
Caicedo made his New England Revolution debut just two days after arriving to the United States. Although he only logged two minutes against New York City FC, the fact that he played so soon after joining the club is a sign that he’s in coach Brad Friedel’s plans.
“He’s full of energy,” Friedel praised. “He’s a very impactful player. I know he’s not tall in stature, but he’s very strong, very good on the ball, and he’s integrated himself very nicely from second one.”
Perhaps most impressive about Caicedo is his personalty away from the field. The 21-year-old Colombian has adapted well and seems to be a natural fit in the locker room.
Already sharing a common language (Spanish) with Juan Agudelo, Diego Fagundez, Cristian Penilla, Andrew Farrell, and Nico Samayoa, Caicedo has started to learn English so that he can easily communicate with the rest of his teammates.
“Really bubbly character,” Friedel notes. “He’s come in and you can tell he’s already started to try to pick up English long before he even got his visa to come here.”
Given the rave reviews he’s getting, don’t be surprised if Caicedo gets more than two minutes this weekend when the Revs face the Houston Dynamo.