The attack-heavy New England Revolution added another piece to their midfield on Wednesday with the acquisition of Daigo Kobayashi. The Revs nabbed the former Japanese national teamer from the Vancouver Whitecaps in exchange for a fourth-round pick in the 2016 MLS SuperDraft. Kobayashi also signed a new MLS contract with New England and will be formally added to the team’s roster upon receipt of his International Transfer Certificate (ITC) and US P-1 Visa. “Daigo is a technically gifted player who fits into our system well,” Revolution general manager Michael Burns said in a statement. “He assimilated well with our club when he was in Tucson with us, and we are looking forward to his return to the club soon.” Kobayashi appeared in 30 games for Vancouver in 2013, his only previous MLS season. He scored two goals and added four assists for the Whitecaps, while playing a central creative midfield role, but became available when Vancouver declined his 2014 option last November.
Revolution get Daigo Kobayashi from Whitecaps, midfielder inks new deal
MLS News | Feb 27