By: Mike Corrado
After a fairly quiet transfer window the New England Revolution have traded for former SKC striker Krisztian Nemeth. The Hungarian, who played for Kansas City in 2015 was under contract with Al-Gharafa in Qatar. Nemeth was subjected to MLS's Allocation Order, which is a draft-style list that gives teams first-grabs at certain international players., leading the Revs to carry out a trade with the Columbus Crew in order to gain the #1 spot in the Allocation Order. The Revolution sent $400,000 in allocation money to Columbus to secure the rights to the first allocation spot. The 29 year-old forward tallied 13 goals in 26 appearances for Al-Gharafi, and with Sporting in 2015 scored 11 goals in 28 appearances.
The acquisition of Krisztian Nemeth adds an established scoring talent to a team in desperate need of a primary goal scorer. However, there is an abundance of forwards currently under contract with the team, which would lead one to believe players such as Kei Kamara, Juan Agudelo, or Teal Bunbury may be on their way out of New England. Also here's the 2015 MLS goal of the year courtesy of the Hungarian.
Nemeth will wear the No. 9 jersey, which was last worn by Charlie Davies in 2016.
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