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New England Revolution acquire Juan Fernando Caicedo on loan

Robert and Jonathan Kraft

After a week of speculation, Colombian forward Juan Fernando Caicedo is officially a member of the New England Revolution.

Caicedo joins the Revs on loan from Independiente Medellin and could be allocated to the roster as a designated player upon receipt of his international transfer certificate, the club announced Thursday.

Caicedo, 29, has spent most of his career in Colombia. He started with Cortuluá, where he stayed for the entire 2010 season, before moving on to Deportes Quindío (2011-2012), Argentina’s Independiente (2013-2014) and then back to Colombia with Independiente Medellín. Caicedo went on two loan stints during his time in Medellín, first to Santa Fe and then to Atlético Huila.

Caicedo has 21 goals and six assists in 53 career matches. He scored 11 goals across all competitions in 2018.

Revolution general manager Mike Burns, who scouted Caicedo during a trip to Colombia in October, has not specified whether New England has used Targeted or General Allocation Money to acquire the player.

However, Caicedo’s loan deal includes a permanent transfer option.

“We have been closely tracking Juan over the last several months and have had the pleasure of seeing him play live multiple times. Juan brings a wealth of experience in top-flight competition and will add a new dimension to our attack,” Burns said. “We are excited to have Juan in a Revolution uniform this season.”

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