The New England Revolution have usually aimed low in setting goals for the MLS season. The team would be satisfied with making the playoffs, believing “anything can happen” once they got there.
But after a three-year postseason drought, Revolution management has been taking bold steps forward. And now that the team has rallied to tie for seventh place in the Eastern Conference with Toronto FC, investors/operators Jonathan and Robert Kraft have increased their ambition.
The latest move, the acquisition of Argentinian forward Gustavo Bou from Club Tijuana in Liga MX, provides another signal of the team’s intentions. Bou’s price tag – $12 million in transfer fees and guaranteed salary, increasing to $16-plus million with incentives – is by far the highest in club history.