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Christian Machado contemplating a return to Bolivia

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Machado talks about his is future.

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Christian Machado could return to Bolivia after a four-month stay in the United States.

Machado, 28, signed with the New England Revolution on Jul 23. Although he was a long-time target for the Revs, the midfielder only contributed 119 minutes over three appearances. Machado didn’t have his 2019 option picked up, leaving his future in limbo.

Machado told a Bolivian news source that he’s exploring a few options, including a return to Jorge Wilstermann, who he was with before heading to the United States. Machado explained that the two parties are currently in a standstill over money.

Machado noted that he has other options, including signing with another Bolivian or American club. Machado said there’s even a possibility that he re-signs with the Revolution, explaining that his contract has three options and that he has expressed interest in staying for a second year.

According to the MLS Players Union, Machado’s guaranteed compensation was $150,512, a number that was prorated because he was only in the league for half a season.

Machado told the Bolivian media that he came to the United States in order to solve personal matters.