The New England Revolution have made their first blockbuster trade of the summer window, sending striker Krisztian Nemeth back to Sporting Kansas City earlier tonight.
The Revs will receive $250,000 in Targeted Allocation Money, $100,000 in General Allocation Money, and Kansas City’s 2020 natural first-round SuperDraft pick for the trade. In addition, according to other MLS reporting from Sam McDowell of the Kansas City Star, New England will be on the hook for part of Nemeth’s nearly $1 million dollar salary for the remainder of the year.
This is a solid move from the Revs front office considering they recoup almost all of the $400,000 in allocation they sent the Columbus Crew to acquire Nemeth via the allocation order last year. I still think there’s a lot of value in first round picks and with Nemeth only recording just over 600 total minutes and seven starts for the Revs, this is a necessary move for the Revs to gain assets and improve the team.
We’ll see what the Revs’ front office plans are for the rest of the summer transfer window which closes this Wednesday, August 8th. While New England fans have a lot of gripes with recent results and overall roster building, there is no doubt the Revs continue to dominate the rest of the league when it comes to trades. Now we just need to see if and when the big payoff comes with additional signings.
Németh, 29, departs New England after joining the club in August 2017 via a trade with Columbus Crew SC. In 21 MLS appearances with the Revolution, he recorded one goal and three assists. During his one full season in 2015 with SKC, Nemeth scored ten goals with six assists while playing in 28 games (23 starts).