Gabriel Somi will soon return to Massachusetts to begin preseason with the New England Revolution. What happens from there is anyone’s guess.
Somi, 27, joined the Revs ahead of the 2018 season. The left back was a regular starter under new coach Brad Friedel, but saw his minutes decline because of lackluster performances. By July, he was failing to make the game day 18.
Despite this, Somi plans to be in Foxboro for preseason camp because he has one year left on his contract.
In an interview with Fotbollskanalen, a Swedish news outlet, Somi explained that he’s exploring options outside of MLS. Somi confirmed that Örebro, a former club of his, has expressed interest in his services. He also stated that he could go elsewhere in Sweden or to another club in Europe or Asia.
Somi’s search for a new team is at least partially motivated by the fact that he missed out on playing with Syria in the Asian Cup due to his lack of club minutes. Minutes will be even more difficult to come by in 2018 if things stay as they are because the Revs recently acquired Edgar Castillo.
For now, Somi is taking everything one step at a time. He will be there when Revs preseason camp opens on Monday and will allow his agent to continue to explore options for him.