Earlier this month, it was reported that Marvin Ceballos was scheduled to join New England Revolution training sessions as a trial. Apparently he impressed, because according to some reports coming out of Guatemala, he will be a Revolution player in a matter of hours.
Reports in Guatemala indicate #NERevs will sign Comunicaciones midfielder Marvin Ceballos after successful trial. https://t.co/lqJnootNoN— Jon Arnold (@ArnoldcommaJon) June 30, 2015
The reports are thus far unsubstantiated. It leads me to believe that it is premature to say that he will sign in a matter of hours, which is essentially what the Tweet Jon Arnold links to says in Spanish. That said, the fact that rumors are picking up steam at all could be a solid indication that the Revs are closing in on their first summer acquisition.
Some fans will likely be disappointed that the move is for an attacking midfielder/striker (yes, another one) and not a defender, where the Revolution have incredibly painful depth issues. That said, the Revs have at least two open roster spots, and if he can contribute and add dynamism to an offense that has struggled to put teams to the sword and build on leads, he'll be welcome here.
Ceballos, 23, has four caps and no goals for Los Chapines at the senior level, but he was a contributor to their youth set-up as well, scoring a goal in the 2011 FIFA U-20 World Cup. He came up through the youth system at domestic powerhouse Comunicaciones in Guatemala where he is apparently a key member of the first team, though stats are hard to come by.
We'll have more information as it becomes available. In the meantime, there's also this:
Guatemalan soccer page is reporting that Marvin Ceballos has signed with the @NERevolution #NERevs #mls #RT #chapin pic.twitter.com/jTqC7ls8Ix— alan garcia (@A_Ga_Lo22) June 30, 2015