For most of the day Wednesday, all seemed quiet on the transfer front. As other teams in the Eastern Conference bolstered their lineups, New England fell behind.
But that changed shortly before 11 p.m., when former Revolution star Taylor Twellman announced that New England had acquired Krisztian Nemeth. A 28-year-old forward from Hungary, Nemeth has played for Liverpool and Sporting KC, among other clubs, during his pro career. He has made 30 appearances for Hungary.
To land Nemeth, the Revolution sent more than $350,000 in allocation money to Columbus Crew SC, who previously owned the top spot in the MLS allocation order. In return, the Revs received rights to Nemeth.
In early July, rumors swirled that Nemeth, who played one season for Sporting KC in 2015 and then moved to Qatari side Al-Gharafa, would return to MLS. Kansas City seemed like a natural landing point. But a move to the City of Fountains never happened. And now, Nemeth looks destined to join the Revolution.
His arrival will create a logjam in the Revolution attacking corps, as the club already fields a roster with midfielders Kelyn Rowe, Diego Fagundez and Lee Nguyen, along with forwards Kei Kamara and Juan Agudelo. It’s not immediately clear how Nemeth fits into that picture.
But one thing’s for sure: the Revolution will gladly welcome a player who showed the ability to both score (10 goals) and create (six assists) during his stint in MLS. The Revolution hope he can replicate that success in Foxboro.