According to this article in la Republica, 24 year old Costa Rican international defender Gabriel Badilla has signed on with New England. Here is a portion of the article:
El defensor morado Gabriel Badilla, alista maletas para viajar a la MLS.
La dirigencia saprissista logró vincularlo al equipo del New England Revolution, y Badilla partirá para los Estados Unidos el 22 de este mes.
Back in the early part of the year it was reported that the Revolution were pursuing the Central American defender, but talks stalled through the spring. Now it looks as though a deal is all but made official, and the Revolution will see some help on a struggling back-line.
The article states that he would not join New England until the 22nd, so we are still over a week away from seeing him in training here. However, his ability could prove important down the stretch. The Revs are in the beginning of their most testing part of the season, and could use some serious help on the back-line.
We intend on doing a profile of the player if/when the signing is made official.
UPDATE: Reported here in the Diario Extra, by MARCELINO RIVERA SALAZAR. According to the report, Revolution GM Craig Tornberg met with Saprissa officials. Velara, Saprissa Vice President, said that a deal has "99% possibility."