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Revolution add defender/midfielder Matt Polster

American Matt Polster most recently made 10 appearances for Scotland's Rangers FC, including this one on Jan. 29, 2020.
American Matt Polster most recently made 10 appearances for Scotland's Rangers FC, including this one on Jan. 29, 2020.Ian MacNicol/Getty

On the eve of their opening match in the MLS is Back Tournament in Florida, the Revolution added defender/midfielder Matt Polster, who most recently played for Scotland’s Rangers FC.

The 27-year-old American spent parts of four seasons with the Chicago Fire before crossing the Atlantic; to acquire his domestic rights, New England traded $100,000 in 2021 allocation money. Polster, who will join the club pending receipt of his international transfer certificate, appeared in 10 matches for the Glasgow side across all competitions, earning praise from the club for his commitment and attitude.

“Matt is a talented player, very athletic, and technically sound,” Revolution boss Bruce Arena said. “His experience in MLS and his ability to play in multiple positions makes him a great addition to our roster.”

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Polster made 82 MLS appearances for the Fire from 2015–18, as well as previously appearing for the US Under-23 squad.

New England opens Group C play in the MLS is Back Tournament against Montreal at 8 p.m. Thursday, its first match since March 7 and a rematch of the season opener, which the host Impact won, 2-1.