Runström Rejects “Final Offer”

Björn Runström appears unlikely to join the New England Revolution after turning down the club’s final contract offer, according to his agent Patrick Mörk.


New England Soccer Today had Fotbolltransfers.com’s Jakob Celik translate Mörk’s tweet: “Björn Runström just turned down New England Revolutions second offer, which the MLS club stated was the final offer.”

The Swedish forward scored once in three matches while on trial with the Revolution during the FC Tucson Desert Diamond Cup preseason tournament and apparently impressed head coach Jay Heaps enough to earn a contract offer. Runström, however, turned down the Revs “final offer” after negotiations, accord to his agent’s tweet.

With French forward Saër Sène questionable with left knee swelling and Colombian striker Jose “Pepe” Moreno still yet to arrive at the club, the apparent failure to sign Runström leaves the Revs low on depth and quality up top in the short term.

The 28-year-old Runström, whose career included a stint in the English Premier League with Fulham, is without a club after leaving Hammarby IF in the Swedish second division this winter. His contract with Hammarby was not renewed after a reported disagreement with head coach Greg Berhalter.

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Sean Donahue has been covering the New England Revolution since 2002 for various publications. He has covered four MLS Cups, in addition to covering various international matches, including World Cup Qualifying and the CONCACAF Gold Cup. He has done freelance work for the AP and ESPN Boston. Sean hosted Revolution Recap, a weekly radio program covering the New England Revolution and U.S. Men's National Team from 2005-2008. He is a member of the North American Soccer Reporters. Sean can be reached at nesoccertoday@gmail.com or followed on twitter @SeanLDonahue