The New England Revolution announced on Thursday that they have officially acquired Colombian forward Juan Fernando Caicedo via a loan from Independiente Medellín.
Rumors of the loan had been swirling around New England for the past week. Now that Caicedo is officially a part of the club, the Revs can now go into the 2019 MLS season with a new attacking option.
Caicedo, 29, has scored 89 goals in nearly 300 appearances while playing in the top leagues in Colombia and Argentina. He was most recently with Independiente Medellín (Colombia), where he tallied 42 goals across 150 league appearances.
When asked about Juan Fernando Caicedo, Revs General Manager Michael Burns said, “We have been closely tracking Juan over the last several months and have had the pleasure of seeing him play live multiple times. Juan brings a wealth of experience in top-flight competition and will add a new dimension to our attack. We are excited to have Juan in a Revolution uniform this season.”
Caicedo will be on loan for 2019 but there is a permanent transfer option. The newcomer could occupy a Designated Player slot or his contract could be paid down using Targeted Allocation Money (TAM). He will officially be eligible to be added to the roster upon receipt of his International Transfer Certificate (ITC) and P-1 visa.