As Georgetown and Virginia squared off in the finals of the 2019 NCAA Men’s soccer tournament, Steven Goff was able to chat up with head coach Bruce Arena, who was there to watch alma mater UVA.
While chatting, Arena let Goff, who is a soccer reporter for The Washington Post, in on some big news regarding upcoming roster moves that Arena will enact on the Revolution.
Clarification: #nerevs are planning to sign a defender and a DP forward. Apologies.— Steven Goff (@SoccerInsider) December 15, 2019
Goff stated in a tweet last night. “Bruce Arena is here, in a UVA cap. Says #Revs are planning to sign a DP defender next week and complete their 20-man roster before clarifying the above tweet. This drove Revs fans into a fury as many rumors of who said DP would be.
It looks like we may know that DP may be. On Monday afternoon, Sam Stejskal tweeted that the Revs were close to signing 23-year-old Polish striker Adam Buksa, which would be the clubs third DP along with Gustavo Bou and Carles Gil.
Noticing my typo 45 minutes after I hit send. Good tweeting.— Sam Stejskal (@samstejskal) December 16, 2019
It’s Buksa, not Buska. Apologies. https://t.co/Hz59rmjeW1
Buksa, who currently plays for Pogon Szczecin, has amounted a total of 29 goals and 14 assists. Buksa has also made appearances for Poland’s U-17, U-18, U-19, and U-21 national teams. Although nothing is official, per Stejskal’s article if the deal is between the approximate $2 million paid for Carles Gil and the upwards of $7 million paid for Gustavo Bou, the Revs could be making the three most expensive transfers in team history all in a calendar year.
To make things even sweeter for the New England faithful, Arena also told Steven Goff that the Revolution were also going to sign a defender along with this “mystery” DP. According to Goff, expect these announcements to come within the next week.
Although UVA came up short against Georgetown, losing on penalty kicks, UVA alum Bruce Arena will be happy to know he will have two new pieces to work with as the Revs gear up for preseason action and the start the 2020 MLS regular season.
These two bits of news just add on to the extensive offseason the Revs have had over the past few months.
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