Revolution sign midfielder Dylan Borrero as part of Major League Soccer’s U-22 initiative
FOXBOROUGH, Mass. – The New England Revolution have acquired 20-year-old midfielder Dylan Borrero (pronounced bor-RAIR-oh) from Clube Atletico Mineiro of the Campeonato Brasileiro Série A and signed him to a three-year MLS contract with a one-year club option, pending receipt of his P-1 visa and International Transfer Certificate (ITC ). Borrero is New England’s first acquisition under Major League Soccer’s U-22 initiative to promote new investment in young players.
“Dylan Borrero is a young attacking player that we’ve been following closely over the past year,” said Revolution sporting director and head coach Bruce Arena. “His technicality and pace are assets that will complement our attack. We are delighted to welcome him to the New England Revolution.
DYLAN BORRERO AT A GLANCE:
Borrero arrives in New England with 50 professional appearances in all competitions for Atletico Mineiro and Colombian first division side Independiente Santa Fe. Primarily a winger with experience on the left and right, Borrero has helped Mineiro to winning the Brasileiro Serie A and Copa do Brasil 2021 titles in his first season with the club. A native of Palmira, Colombia, Borrero made 10 more appearances at Campeonato Mineiro 2022, where he scored a goal and provided two assists to help guide Mineiro to the club record 47th state championship.
On the international stage, Borrero has collected seven appearances at U-17, U-18 and U-20 levels for his native Colombia, scoring three goals. Borrero scored his first international goal against Brazil in the 2019 South American U-17 Championship. Most recently, the midfielder scored twice at U-20 level in an international friendly against Ecuador in December 2020.
Borrero marks New England’s second international signing this month, following the acquisition of Serbian goalkeeper Djordje Petrović on April 6.
New England (2-4-1; 7 pts.) resumes the 2022 MLS campaign on Saturday night with a visit to DC United at Audi Field. The game kicks off at 7:30 p.m. ET on TV38, myRITV, Cozi TV, 98.5 The Sports Hub HD2 and 1260 AM Nossa Radio in Portuguese.
TRANSACTION: New England Revolution have acquired 20-year-old midfielder Dylan Borrero (pronounced bor-RAIR-oh) from Clube Atletico Mineiro of the Campeonato Brasileiro Série A and signed him to a three-year MLS contract with a one-year club option, pending receipt of his P-1 visa and International Transfer Certificate (ITC ). Borrero was signed using Major League Soccer‘s U-22 initiative.
Full name: Dylan Borrero
Hometown: Palmira, Colombia
Date of birth: January 5, 2002 (Palmira, Colombia)
Last club: Club Atlético Mineiro (BRA)
Other professional experience: Independiente Santa Fe (COL) 2019
Method of acquisition: Transferred from Atletico Mineiro for an undisclosed amount; Signed by New England on a three-year deal with a one-year club option through the U22 initiative on April 22, 2022.