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Revs pick up Dutch center forward Castillion
by Paul Kennedy, August 25th, 2014 10:59PM

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[MLS TRANSACTIONS] A day after it was drawn U.S. World Cup star Jermaine Jones to shore up its midfield, the New England Revolution signed on a free transfer young Dutch forward Geoffrey Castillion, the third striker it has acquired in the last two weeks in its bid to boost its attack.

The Revs are been searching for a center forward since Juan Agudelo left as a free agent after the 2013 season. No player except midfielder Lee Nguyen has more than four goals for the Revs, who are tied for sixth place in the Eastern Conference, one point out of the playoff zone. They are tied for 14th out of 19 teams in goals scored.

It acquired former Harvard star Andre Akpan in a trade with New York and picked up former U.S. U-23 and U-20 Tony Taylor, who played last season in Cyprus. The 23-year-old former Castillion give New England a big targetman with four seasons of experience in the top level of Dutch soccer, mostly on loan from Ajax, the club at which he was developed in his native Amsterdam.

“Geoffrey is a big, strong target forward with several years of experience in the Dutch first division,” Revolution general manager Michael Burns said. “He will add a different dynamic to our attack and also give us more options up front. Once he finalizes the immigration process, we’re looking forward to getting him right into training.”
 
Castillion is a product of the Ajax youth academy and made his first-team debut in March 2011. He spent the 2011-12 Eredivisie on loan with RKC, scoring seven times in 33 games in all competitions while helping the club achieve a ninth-place finish in the Eredivisie.

He went on loan again the following year, staying in the Eredivisie with Heracles for which he scored four times in 33 appearances. Castillion split his time last season between Jong Ajax, the Ajax reserves who play in the second division, and NEC in the Eredivisie. He scored twice in seven league appearances for NEC.


3 comments
  1. I w Nowozeniuk
    commented on: August 26, 2014 at 10:30 a.m.
    He can be big and strong, but can he make things happen and deliver the goods. Who cares about anything else.

  1. Gio Gonzalez
    commented on: August 26, 2014 at 11:30 a.m.
    "scored four times in 33 appearances" in the first division!! ...but doing better in the second division. So yet another 2nd division level player that they can get on the cheap.

  1. James Froehlich
    commented on: August 27, 2014 at 7:49 p.m.
    IwN --- that description, "big, strong target forward" drives me nuts! Yes, yes! There is an element of truth, but if that guy can't bring it down successfully, find an outlet, and pass successfully or turn and shoot then the "big and strong" means nothing.


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