New England Revolution head coach Brad Friedel is optimistic about his new signing.
The Revs made a move just before the roster freeze, inking attacker Guillermo Hauche. Hauche, 25, has spent his career in Argentina and Chile, playing for four different clubs. During this time, it doesn’t appear that he’s scored a single goal.
Still, Friedel is excited about what Hauche can bring to the Revs.
“He has a very good attitude about the game,” Friedel remarked. “He works on both sides of the ball. He also adds another dimension to scoring goals, whether it be with his final pass, whether it be with his cross, or his strike himself.”
Hauche might find it difficult to earn minutes, as the Revs already have a wealth of attackers. Friedel explained that the Argentine could be used a winger, attacking midfielder, or second striker.
Hauche is currently training with the Revs while he awaits his P-1 Visa and international transfer certificate. So far, Friedel has been satisfied with what he’s seen.
“He’s an attack-minded player,” Friedel said. “He’s very gifted on the ball. He has a completely different skill-set, different type of player, different stature of player than we have on the team.”
As of right now, it’s unknown if Hauche will be available for Saturday’s tilt against the Chicago Fire. While the final decision is out of his hands, Friedel is hopeful.
“We’re hoping day-to-day that his paperwork comes through,” Friedel said. “Fingers crossed that it’ll be in time for this weekend.”