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South African winger Daylon Claasen training with New England Revolution

Claasen has represented the South Africa national team and has played in Belgium, Germany, and Holland.

South African winger Daylon Claasen, a former Ajax product who has also represented 1860 Munich and Lech Poznan, is currently training with the New England Revolution.

Claasen, 29, was part of the Bidvest Wits team that just finished third in the South African Premier Division, though reports say he will leave Bidvest on a free transfer this summer after notching one assist in nine appearances across all competitions for the club last season.

The Revolution did not comment on the situation, but two sources confirmed Claasen is on trial with the club.

Most of Claasen’s playing time has come on the right wing, though he’s also been deployed on the left and as a playmaking midfielder.

From 2014-17, he made 55 appearances for 1860 Munich, playing mostly on the right wing but occasionally filling in as a right back. His professional career started in 2006 with Ajax Cape Town, a feeder club for Dutch club and reigning UEFA Champions League semifinalists Ajax, where he went in 2008.

Claasen also played for Poland’s Lech Poznan (2013/14) and Belgium’s Lierse SK (2010-13) and has made 10 appearances for the South Africa national team.

The Revolution have two international roster spots available and could use some depth on the flanks, particularly with the team parting with Swedish-Syrian left back Gabriel Somi last week and head coach Bruce Arena telling reporters on Wednesday night that Cristian Penilla is not at full fitness.

Claasen’s last game was on March 9 and sat out the Bidvest’s last five games due to injury.




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