First of all, Alejandro Bedoya has officially been announced by FC Nantes. Given how few Americans have played in Ligue 1, I like it just for a change of pace. It’s a three-year deal that sets up the attacking midfielder (people, quit calling him a winger!) to make a push for the World Cup roster.
And then Ives drops this occasionally-rumored bombshell on the last former Boston College Eagle to move between Sweden and France (Charlie Davies): he’s joining the New England Revolution, his sort-of hometown team. Davies played in 25 matches across all competitions with Randers in Denmark last year, although he made just four starts and played only 600 minutes in total. Will Davies ever recover his pre-car accident form? Probably not, but he could prove to be a useful MLS forward.
With Juan Agudelo heading to Stoke City in January (and possibly sooner if a nominal fee can be agreed upon), New England has a hole to fill. Not sure how well Davies fills that (ability or style-wise).
What other madness does MLS deadline day have in store? Will someone give Oguchi Onyewu a DP contract? Is Jonathan Bornstein joining the Chivas revolution? Time will tell….