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Revolution acquire forward Krisztian Nemeth

Krisztian Nemeth (center) was acquired from the Columbus Crew in a sign-and-trade.
Krisztian Nemeth (center) was acquired from the Columbus Crew in a sign-and-trade.(David Eulitt/AP file)

Major League Soccer’s summer transfer window closed Wednesday night, with several teams making moves at the 11th hour.

One of those teams was the Revolution, who acquired former Sporting Kansas City forward Krisztian Nemeth. The Hungarian international was one of two players brought in by New England in the summer window.

The dealing began back on July 3 when the Revolution exchanged spots in the allocation order with San Jose, moving from fifth to second. The move was designed to give the Revolution a better shot at getting a former MLS player looking to make a return.

The deal would prove to be important in the acquisition of Nemeth. After signing with MLS, the Hungarian went to Columbus atop the allocation order before the Revolution sent nearly $400,000 to the Crew in a sign-and-trade. Columbus moved to the bottom of the allocation order for the remainder of the season while New England was bumped to the top spot.

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Nemeth, 28, is expected to begin practicing with the team next week. He fills a need up front for New England, as a creative winger with league experience.

The Revolution also improved defensively, adding free agent Claude Dielna in late July. The dynamic center-back most recently played in Romania on loan from Sheffield Wednesday in England. Dielna, 29, also has experience playing left-back, a major area of need for New England.

With two players added and the Revolution in the top spot in the allocation order through the end of 2017, there is still a chance for them to add an out-of-contract player through the allocation process. The Revolution have until Sept. 15 — when MLS rosters freeze — to add another player.


Dan Shulman can be reached at dan.shulman@globe.com; follow him on Twitter @GlobeDanShulman