It looks like Jerry Bengtson's time with Belgrano has come to an end as the Honduran is set to rejoin the New England Revolution, according to a local Argentine media outlet.
Bengtson was sent to Argentina’s Belgrano on Jul. 25, 2014 on a year-long loan that was set to expire on Jun. 30. Plans have apparently changed, however, as the striker is reportedly on his way back to the United States.
Bengtson's time in Argentina wasn't productive as he only produced one goal while alternating between a starter and reserve. He was also the victim of racial abuse and most recently ejected for headbutting an opponent.
Bengtson was originally signed as a Designated Player on Jul. 12, 2012, but no longer holds that distinction. He's currently amassed four goals in 36 MLS appearances.
Bengtson's next step is unknown, though he did tell media that he hopes to play in this summer's Gold Cup. Bengtson is still contracted by the Revolution, but the team currently employs productive forwards in Charlie Davies, Juan Agudelo, and Teal Bunbury. It's uncertain how much time, if any, Bengtson would get if he stays with the Revolution full-time.
Revolution general manager Michael Burns addressed the situation during a recent episode of State of the Revs, saying, "Are there other possibilities that can happen? A loan extension? Or he ends up going to another club? For sure, but there is always that possibility that come July 1st he is back in a Revs uniform."
The Bent Musket reached out to the Revolution for comment and will update if they respond.
UPDATE: A Revolution spokesperson has confirmed that Bengtson is done with Belgrano, though he won't be available to play for the Revs until the loan term expires on Jun. 30.