New England Land Honduran DP

New England Land Honduran DP

  • Posted by Drew Epperley
  • On July 5, 2012
  • 2012 MLS Season, Designated Players, Features, Jerry Bengston

Jerry Bengtson, with Revolution head coach Jay Heaps, holding his new Revolution #27 jersey. (Photo credit: New England Revolution)

The New England Revolution has signed Honduran forward Jerry Bengtson on a transfer from Honduras’ CD Motagua.

Bengtson recently led La Liga Nacional de Honduras in scoring for three straight seasons will make his way to MLS and is the club’s second Designated Player on their roster.

I’ve seen a bit of Bengtson with Honduras over the last year or so, the guy has some good feet and is a pure goal scorer. He is also the type of DP I think more clubs should look at too. At 25-years old, Bengtson adds some quality to the Revs attack along with Saer Sene. If those two can quickly get on the same page, it could give the Revs the attack they’ve been searching for here for some time. Sene has been good this season but adding a second piece to the puzzle is always welcome in a playoff race.

Bengtson has been a member of the Honduras National Team since 2010, earning 22 caps and scoring eight goals.

Does this move get New England back in the hunt in the Eastern Conference? Yes, it totally should. Right now the Revs sit a few points back of a playoff spot and a move like this can do wonders if it all aligns in the right manner.