By Danny Picard
Ever since the New England Revolution front office announced, back on media day, that they were out hunting for another striker to add to the roster, Revs fans have been anxiously waiting for the shoe to drop.
As of Friday, that striker was acquired in 29-year-old Danish forward Rajko Lekic. He will be officially added to New Englands roster upon receipt of his International Transfer Certificate.
Were very pleased to announce Rajkos signing, said Revolution Vice President of Player Personnel Michael Burns. We have been public in our desire to bring in an attacking player to the club, and we believe weve added a significant component to our attack with this signing. Rajko has scored goals consistently for all his previous clubs, and we are optimistic hell do the same for us during his time in New England.
Terms of the deal were not disclosed, but his arrival cant come soon enough. The Revs (1-0-3) have yet to lose this season, and have six points through four games. But after coming off of back-to-back 1-1 draws with both of the leagues expansion teams, its clear that Steve Nicols squad wants to create some more offense, in order to turn those draws into wins.
At the end of the day you should have a smile on your face, but it kind of felt like we let some points go, said Nicol after Wednesday nights 1-1 tie in Vancouver. I guess if you put it down to chances in the game, it was probably a pretty fair result. We felt we had enough of the ball to be better but, as I said, when it mattered we couldnt come up with it.
The Revolution hope Lekic can provide some more finish on those scoring chances. The Danish striker has had a 10-year professional career in Denmark, and is best known for his play with his most recent club, Silkeborg, where he made 121 appearances and scored 76 goals.
New England hosts Real Salt Lake at Gillette Stadium on Saturday night. In Fridays injury report, the only Revs player whos been ruled out for Saturdays match is goalkeeper Matt Reis (adductor strain).
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