New England Revolution Acquired Midfielder Gershon Koffie On Monday
The New England Revolution have added a familiar face into the fold.
On Monday the Rev’s announced that they had acquired midfielder Gershon Koffie on loan from Sweden’s Hammarby IF. Koffie is set to join the Revolution for the remainder of the 2017 MLS season and will be added to the Revolution roster upon the receipt of his P-1 Visa.
“Gershon had success with us last season and we feel fortunate we were able to reacquire him,” said Revolution General Manger Michael Burns. “We look forward to having him back for the remainder of 2017 and expect he’ll be able to come in and make an immediate impact.”
Koffie is 25-years-old played in 186 games in his career, netting 11 goals with 10 assists since 2010. Koffie does have some MLS experience with one season with the New England Revolution last year along with five seasons with Vancouver Whitecaps FC from 2011-2015 in Major League Soccer.
He was born in Ghana and initially joined Vancouver Whitecaps FC in 2010 when they were an NASL club. He also spent time with International Allies F.C. of the Ghana Premier League.
So far in the 2017 season he has played in two games as the starting defensive midfielder playing for Hammardy IF. Koffie had good success playing for the Rev’s last season with 22 appearances, 19 starts, and four assists. Check out his career highlights in the video below to see what he can bring to this years Rev’s team that sits at a 2-4-4 record and sit in the 9th spot in the Eastern Conference standings.
Koffie is a player that was being considered to being brought back in after the 2016 campaign, but on the surface the midfield platoon looked solid in New England with former MVP Scott Caldwell and others in the mix. But beyond the surface was injury risks (Xavier Kouassi) and age factors like 34-year-old Daigo Kobayashi. The Rev’s ended up not resigning him in the offseason letting Koffie go to Sweden.
Many at the time debated what should have been done with Koffie in terms of weather or not he should return, ultimately though the Rev’s have decided to re-sign him via a loan in an attempt to help move the team in a positive direction.