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New England Revolution acquire Argentine forward Tomás Chancalay

Tomas Chancalay - transfer - 6.28.23


UPDATE (July 10) – The New England Revolution have acquired forward Tomás Chancalay on loan from Argentine Primera División side Racing Club for the remainder of the 2023 MLS season, the club announced Monday. The deal includes options to purchase or extend the loan through June 2024.

The 24-year-old Argentine arrives in New England with 35 career goals and 20 assists across 186 senior appearances. Chancalay, who most recently played with Emirati club Al-Wasl while on loan from Racing Club, played twice at the 2019 FIFA U-20 World Cup.

"Tomás is a quality addition to our roster. He is an effective attacking player with good pace and strong technical skills," Revolution sporting director and head coach Bruce Arena said in a release.

"We look forward to integrating him into our team and welcome his contributions as we close out the second half of the season."

Chancalay is New England's second Secondary Transfer Window signing after the club recently acquired midfielder Ian Harkes after he last played in Scotland for Dundee United.

ORIGINAL (June 28) – The New England Revolution are acquiring winger Tomás Chancalay on loan from Argentine side Racing Club with a purchase option, according to a report from transfer insider Cesar Luis Merlo.

Chancalay, 24, could help fill a need that arose when Colombian international Dylan Borrero, New England’s dynamic U22 Initiative attacker, suffered an ACL tear in late April.

The former Argentine U-20 international was recently on loan at Al-Wasl in the UAE Pro League. His professional career has included 35 goals and 20 assists in 186 appearances across time at Al-Wasl, Racing Club and Colon (also Argentina).

Chancalay would give New England versatility in attack, offering personnel and formation options to head coach/sporting director Bruce Arena. New England’s attack is currently led by midfielder Carles Gil (7g/9a) and striker Bobby Wood (7g/4a), the team's top two leading scorers.

With an eye on the Secondary Transfer Window opening July 5, New England freed up resources in mid-June when using a contract buyout on striker Jozy Altidore. They also previously added Borrero to their Season-Ending Injury List, providing further roster flexibility.

The Revolution are second in the Eastern Conference table with 36 points from 19 games (10W-3L-6D). They’re chasing an Audi MLS Cup Playoffs return after missing out in 2022.

While at Racing Club, the same team Revolution forward Gustavo Bou previously starred at, Chancalay was teammates with now-Charlotte FC striker Enzo Copetti. His time at Racing Club also overlapped with former New York City FC star midfielder Maxi Moralez.