Player Details


Gustavo Bou


goo-STAH-voh BOH


5' 9"


159 lbs

Date of Birth

2.18.1990 (31)


Entre Ríos, Argentina



Position Detail


Preferred Side




Roster Category


Player Category

International, Designated Player
2021 MLS Regular Season
2021 MLS Regular Season


Career Summary

HOW ACQUIRED: Transferred from Club Tijuana and signed to a Designated Player contract on July 10, 2019.

Bou is a quality attacking player who can play in any spot on the front four. His three postseason goals in 2020 helped lead the Revs to within a game of MLS Cup and New England are 10-0-6 across all competitions when Bou scores a goal.

OUTSIDE MLS: The Concordia, Argentina native spent two years with Liga MX side Tijuana, where he recorded 21 goals and 14 assists in 55 appearances after transferring from Racing Club in July 2017. He began his professional career with South American powerhouse Club Atlético River Plate in 2008, signing his first senior contract at the age of 18 after several seasons with the club’s reserve team. In Liga MX's 2019 Torneo Clausura, Bou paced Xolos with 10 goals – tied for fifth most in the league – while his five assists also ranked in the top five league-wide. In his debut season with Tijuana in 2017-18, he registered 10 goals and eight assists. Three of those assists came across his four appearances in the 2018 Clausura Liguilla championship stage. Bou enjoyed a productive four-year stretch with Argentine side Racing Club from 2014-18, part of which was spent on loan from Tijuana. In his Racing career, he played in over 120 matches, made 90-plus starts, and scored 48 goals. In his debut season with La Academia, he led the team in scoring with 10 goals in 15 league games – only one goal shy of the league lead — en route to the club’s 17th first-division title. That marked the first of four double-digit scoring campaigns in his career, as he matched the 10-goal total with Racing in 2016-17, in addition to his last two years with Tijuana. In the 2015 Copa Libertadores, Bou led all players with eight goals, and added four assists in 10 starts. With River Plate, Bou recorded three goals in 32 appearances from 2008-12, and helped the team lift the 2008 Primera Division championship, as well as a 2011-12 Primera B Nacional title. He was then loaned to Argentine side Club Olimpo for the 2012-13 campaign, scoring eight goals in 33 league matches. Bou completed another loan stint with top-flight Ecuadorian outfit L.D.U. Quito from July 2013 through January 2014, recording four goals and two assists in 20 Serie A games. He later returned to Argentina’s first tier for a six-month loan spell with Club de Gimnasia y Esgrima La Plata, where he scored one goal in 2014.



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