10 MLS players who will feel like new signings in 2024
Let's parrot what the 2023 edition of this column said:
Updated November 13, 2023
DYLAN BORRERO AT A GLANCE:
MLS CAREER: Transferred to New England from Atletico Mineiro for an undisclosed fee on April 22, 2022…Signed to a three-year MLS contract with a one-year club option and will occupy a Under-22 Initiative Roster Spot…The first Revolution player to be acquired under MLS’ U22 Initiative...In two MLS seasons, has made 20 appearances, including 14 starts, with five goals and three assists…Logged eight appearances with seven starts in 2023 before suffering a season-ending knee injury on April 29…Made 12 appearances in debut MLS season, starting seven of them, with three goals scored and two assists in 605 minutes played…Made one additional appearance for Revolution II in MLS NEXT Pro.
2023: Logged eight appearances with seven starts in 2023 before suffering a season-ending knee injury on April 29…Also started and played 86 minutes in U.S. Open Cup action, making his tournament debut…(3/4) vs. HOU: Tallied first goal-and-assist performance in MLS, earning selection to MLS Team of the Matchday…(4/8) vs. MTL: Scored game-winning goal, his second of the season, and surpassed 1,000 minutes played in MLS…(4/25) vs. HFD: Made debut in U.S. Open Cup, starting and playing 86 minutes…(4/29) vs. CIN: Exited the match in 22nd minute with a left knee injury…Placed on Season-Ending Injury List.
2022: Totaled 12 games played, including seven starts, three goals scored and two assists in 605 minutes played…Made one additional appearances for Revolution II in MLS NEXT Pro…(5/21) at CIN: Made MLS debut playing 25 minutes off the bench...(5/25) at NYC: Made U.S. Open Cup debut with a 53-minute effort off the bench...(5/28) vs. PHI: Made home debut, logging 27 minutes and recording three shots...(6/12) at SKC: Made his first career MLS start, tallying an assist in a 72-minute shift...(6/19) vs. MIN: Netted first MLS goal in an 89-minute performance, registering three shots and winning three fouls...(7/3) vs. CIN: Netted second goal of the season to open the scoring in a 2-2 draw…(7/16) at PHI: Tallied three shots, matching season-high, in 64 minutes played…Suffered a leg injury that sidelined him through the next 11 matches…(9/17) vs. MTL: Returned to the team’s matchday squad and resumed play with a 26-minute stint off the bench…(10/1) vs. ATL: Distributed an assist on Gustavo Bou’s game-winning goal in 2-1 victory…Played 15 minutes and added one shot…(10/9) at CHI: Netted third goal of the season over 25-minute appearance off the bench…Matched season-best of three shots, including one on goal.
CLUB CAREER OUTSIDE OF MLS: 20-year-old has won Serie A, Copa do Brasil, and Campeonato Mineiro championships with Brazilian side Atletico Mineiro, with additional experience in Colombia with Independiente Santa Fe…A right-footed winger by trade, experienced on both the left and right side…Owns 50 professional appearance across all competition for both Independiente Santa Fe and Atletico Mineiro, totaling three goals and five assists as a winger…Most recently appeared in 44 matches across all competitions for Atletico Mineiro where he tallied his three goals and five assists…Helped win the Brasileiro Serie A and Copa do Brasil in first full professional season with Atletico Mineiro in 2021 and recently added a 2022 Supercopa do Brasil trophy with Mineiro...Made professional debut on April 14, 2019 for Santa Fe at age 17 after developing in the club’s academy, playing 32 minutes as a substitute against CD La Equidad…Made two substitute appearances for Santa Fe in May 2019…Featured in three additional matches late in 2019 for Santa Fe, where he developed under former Colombia youth national team coach Harold Rivera…Registered first professional start on Oct. 4, 2019 against Atletico Bucaramanga, playing 71 minutes as a winger…Transferred to Brazilian club Atletico Mineiro in January 2020…Debuted for Atletico Mineiro on Feb. 7, 2020 in the Copa Sudamericana against Club Atlético Unión, logging 16 minutes as a substitute…Made first appearance in the Brasileiro Serie A, playing 22 minutes against Vasco da Gama…Earned first start for Mineiro against Ceará SC on Nov. 22, 2020, playing 70 minutes…Played 90 minutes for the first time at the club level on Feb. 28, 2021 in the Campeonato Mineiro against UR Trabalhadore, registering an assist…Made six appearances during the 2021 Campeonato Mineiro, including five starts, helping Atletico Mineiro win the title…Played in 15 matches for Atletico Mineiro during the 2021 Brasileiro Serie A championship campaign, finishing the season with two goals and one assist…Scored first professional goal on July 11, 2021, a game winner against América Futebol Clube…Found the scoresheet for a second straight match with an assist against Corinthians, also a game winner, on July 18, 2021…Made three appearances during the 2021 Copa Libertadores, all as a substitute…Added two appearances during the 2021 Copa do Brasil, helping Atletico Mineiro win the domestic tournament…Registered an assist against EC Bahia on Aug. 5, 2021 to help Mineiro reach the Quarterfinals…Also made one appearance in the Copa do Brasil Semifinals against Fortaleza...Scored second league goal against Chapecoense on Oct. 7, 2021…Made 10 appearances in the 2022 Campeonato Mineiro, tallying one goal and two assists on the club’s title-winning campaign in the competition…Started and played 59 minutes in the Copa Libertadores Group Stage against Deportes Tolima on April 7, 2022.
NATIONAL TEAM CAREER (COLOMBIA): Featured for the Colombia Under-20 National Team for two friendlies against Ecuador in December 2020, starting and playing 90 minutes in both matches and scoring a brace in a 5-1 victory on Dec. 16, 2020…Featured as a substitute for the Colombia U-18 squad in a friendly against Belgium U-19s on August 9, 2019, playing 15 minutes…Played in four group stage matches during the 2019 U-17 South American Championship, starting on three occasions…Registered an assist against the Brazil U-17s on March 29, 2019.
PERSONAL: Full name is Dylan Felipe Borrero Caicedo…Born in Palmira, Colombia on Jan. 5, 2002…Developed in the Independiente Santa Fe Academy in the capital city of Bogota.