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Gershon Koffie returns to Revolution on loan from Hammarby IF

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The holding midfielder has returned.

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Gershon Koffie has officially rejoined the Revolution. On Monday, the team announced that Koffie would return to Foxboro on loan from Swedish-side Hammarby IF. His stint will run through the end of the 2017 season.

“Gershon had success with us last season and we feel fortunate we were able to reacquire him,” said Revolution General Manger Michael Burns in a team release. “We look forward to having him back for the remainder of 2017 and expect he’ll be able to come in and make an immediate impact.”

In one season for the Revolution (2016), Koffie collected a career-high four assists while establishing himself as a physical presence in the middle of the park. Rumors swirled all season that Koffie would ship off to Europe over the winter, and he responded by signing with Hammarby in January.

But playing time didn’t come easy in the Swedish top flight. In seven league matches, Koffie made just two starts. That lack of action made him expendable, as Hammarby wasted little time sending him to Foxboro.

Now back in a Revolution kit, Koffie will join a midfield that already boasts two holding midfielders in Designated Player Xavier Kouassi and former club MVP Scott Caldwell. That depth will prove invaluable for Jay Heaps heading into the summer, as his club currently lacks a game-changing substitute in the midfield.

Koffie will officially join the Revolution upon the receipt of his P-1 Visa.