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Gustavo Bou’s status unknown for match against NYCFC

Bruce Arena and the New England Revolution will wait and see about the striker’s status

MLS: New England Revolution at New York City FC Dennis Schneidler-USA TODAY Sports

A shorthanded New England Revolution squad might be even more shorthanded on Saturday after appearing to get some relief.

With Adam Buksa and Tajon Buchanan unlikely to be a part of the starting XI after international play, the Revs will be shorthanded in the attacking department.

Edward Kizza and Teal Bunbury started up top against the Philadelphia Union on Saturday, with the absence of Gustavo Bou raising a lot of questions among Revolution fans.

Jeff Lemieux reported before the match that Bou had picked up a knock that left him out of the lineup for the occasion.

After the matchup against Philadelphia, Bruce Arena indicated that it was likely that Bou would play, but Bou was not training on Wednesday with the full team.

“We’ll see,” Arena said when reminded of his claim about the striker’s status.

Bou has been a force for the Revolution this season, racking up 12 goals and three assists. It will be a tough task for the likes of Kizza and Bunbury to replace his goal-scoring output.

The good thing for the Revolution is that they will have Carles Gil available when they play NYCFC on Saturday, but fans will be itching for the return of “La Pantera” whether that be over the weekend or in future matchups.