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Report: Juan Fernando Caicedo won’t return to the Revs

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The striker is heading back to Colombia, according to ESPN

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Juan Fernando Caicedo won’t return to the New England Revolution, according to a report from ESPN.

J. Caicedo, 30, joined the Revs on Dec. 20 on a one-year loan from Colombian side Independiente Medellin. The striker, who was signed using Targeted Allocation Money, only started 13 of the 27 games he appeared in. He registered five goals and two assists, hardly the haul that some were expecting.

The Revs could’ve retained J. Caicedo’s services by exercising his transfer option but it appears that they’ve declined to do this.

J. Caicedo is now set to return to Medellin, the club he was with for four years before heading to New England. He had a lot success with Medellin, scoring 47 goals in 185 matches and winning the Torneo Apertura in 2016.

J. Caicedo’s departure isn’t surprising, as he commanded a high salary for a player that didn’t accomplish much. Plus, the attacker was added by Brad Friedel and Mike Burns, who are no longer with the club. It makes sense for Bruce Arena, who now serves as head coach and sporting director, to move on and find a new No. 9.