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Revs Still Looking for a DP
Boston Globe, April 18th, 2007 3:22PM

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Following a series of last-minute, high-profile signings from the New York Red Bulls, Columbus Crew and Kansas City Wizards, New England Revolution coach Steve Nicol tells the Boston Globe that the Revs are out to capture a big star of their own. "We're looking, but it's always the same -- it's never done until it's done," Nicol said. "They are either signed or they are not signed, but are we actively trying to sign someone? Yes. In fact, more than one."

Unnamed sources claim the Revs are courting a Brazilian player from Spanish Second division club Deportivo Alaves. Incidentally, Alaves is owned by Russian-born American businessman Dmitri Piterman, a former U.S. Olympian who also owns a lower-division team in San Francisco.

You would think that the Revs are as well positioned as any team in MLS to sign a designated player after the team sold Clint Dempsey to Fulham FC for $4 million. But the Revs actually recouped $2.4 million from the deal, $500K of which can be used for players, according to the Globe report, which says that most of that has already been distributed to current players (i.e. Taylor Twellman's hefty new contract). Designated Player funds must be separate.

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