New England Revolution

Revolution sign Gustavo Bou to a two-year contract extension

The new deal will keep Bou at the club through 2023.

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Gustavo Bou celebrating his winning goal against the Montreal Impact in November, 2020. AP Photo/Stew Milne

After helping the Revolution to the best regular season in Major League Soccer history, Gustavo Bou is going to stay around New England for a little while longer.

The 31-year-old Argentinian forward officially signed a two-year contract extension with the Revolution on Tuesday that will keep “La Pantera” in his current surroundings through 2023.

Bou scored 15 goals and added eight assists in the regular season, helping New England win its first-ever Supporters’ Shield. He will remain one of the team’s “Designated Players” and hold an international roster spot.

Having joined the Revolution in July 2019 from Club Tijuana for a club-record transfer fee, Bou made an instant impact, scoring a spectacular goal in his debut to help the Revolution to a 4-0 win over Vancouver:

“From the first day I felt that the coaching staff was interested in me,” Bou told reporters on Tuesday. “They went to Mexico to talk to me and tell me about the project they had in mind here. My teammates, they welcomed me in the best possible way, they helped me adapt on and off the field. And the fans from social media have been great to me, and when I first got to Gillette Stadium they also supported me very well.”

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“That just fills me with happiness,” Bou added. “It helped me give my all. It’s been great for two and a half years.”

In 62 games played for the Revolution, Bou has 29 career goals with 14 assists.

With his contract situation settled, Bou now turns his attention to helping New England try to attain something the club has never won: MLS Cup. With a first-round playoff bye, the Revolution will host the winner of New York City FC and Atlanta United at Gillette Stadium in the Eastern Conference Semifinals on Nov. 30 at 7 p.m.

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