KENYA BROWN - Wednesday, July 8, 2020
Matt Polster is heading back to Major League Soccer as it was announced on Wednesday that the New England Revolution signed the player from Scottish Premier League team Rangers.
The deal was finalized after the Revolution paid Chicago Fire FC 100,000 dollars in 2021 allocation money to acquire the MLS rights of the 27-year-old.
The Wisconsin native started his professional career with the Fire in 2015 after being selected seventh by the team in the MLS SuperDraft. He went on to play in 83 games in all competitions and contributed with three goals.
Following Polster's return from an MCL injury, he was offered a tryout with Rangers in December 2018. He did enough to impress head coach Steven Gerrard, leading to Polster signing a two-and-a-half-year contract with the Glasgow-based team. However, the player, who can play both as a defender and midfielder, found playing time hard to come by as he only appeared in 10 total games.
Polster, who has earned one cap for the United States national team, will not see action anytime soon with the Revs as he is not permitted to play in the MLS is Back Tournament.