With the Major League Soccer roster freeze deadline going into effect tomorrow, the New England Revolution announced via a release they have signed free agent/unattached Argentinian player Guillermo Hauche.
Hauche is listed as a forward/midfielder with experience at attacking midfield, left wing and left mid according to TransferMarkt. He has been without a club since May 2, 2018 after leaving previous club Deportes Temuco under possibly strange circumstances.
From the team release, Hauche has played in both Argentina and Chile’s top flights, where he amassed more than 2,000 minutes played in 33 appearances across all competitions. Prior to signing his contract with New England, Hauche spent the week of Sept. 9 training with the club in Foxborough.
“Guillermo is a very technical player who provides us with another attacking option heading into the final stretch of the season,” Revolution General Manager Michael Burns said. “He trained with the first team during this past week and we were impressed with his skillset. We’re looking forward to integrating him into the team on a full-time basis.”
Details of Hauche’s contract are unknown at this time, though we can safely assume he would occupy the Revs’ seventh and final international spot and likely a senior roster spot as well. At 25 years old, to have only participated in 33 professional first team games seems odd, however this addition does give New England another CAM option besides just Diego Fagundez and Kelyn Rowe. Whether or not Hauche can have any impact with seven games left in the 2018 season remains to be seen.
New England currently sits in 8th place in the Eastern Conference standings and is on the road this Saturday at LAFC for a 1030pm kickoff.