The long expected roster move has finally come and gone. The New England Revolution announced earlier this week that Costa Rican forward Argenis Fernandez was cut in order to make room for Ghanaian defender Emmanuel Osei.
However the death nell for Fernandez, was not the signing of Osei, but rather the signing of Cameroonian Stephane Assengue, who is also a forward.
Fernandez, who was signed in February 2008, saw very little time on the field for the Revolution, and obvioulsy failed to impress. He made just two substitute appearances for the Revs before going out on loan.
Looking at the transaction, Fernandez had to be the logical choice. First and foremost the Revolution were out of international roster spots. The team only had seven spots to begin with because it traded one of its spots to Toronto for defender Pat Phelan, and used their last remaining spot to sign Assengue.
The remaining 5 spots are occupied by Badilla, Castro, Dube, Mansally, and Nyassi.
Shalrie Joseph does not occupy an international spot on the roster.