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Revs Sign French CB Dielna

The New England Revolution reinforced their back line with the signing of French center back Claude Dielna on Friday.

Dielna, 29, will be added to the roster via either a Designated Player slot or Targeted Allocation Money (TAM) pending receipt of his International Transfer Certificate (ITC) and P-1 Visa. He most recently played for Sheffield Wednesday of England’s Football League Championship.

“I’m very happy to sign for this club. I’m very excited to start the competition,” said Dielna in a club release. “I watched many games and I spoke with the staff. The club looks to be a family and that’s what I need. I will try to bring my international experience and my quality to help the team.”

Dielna also spent time on loan with FC Dinamo Bucuresti of Romania’s Liga 1 (2017) and a partial season with Slovan Bratislava of Slovakia’s top-tier Fortuna Liga (2016). During the 2016-17 season, Dielna made 12 total appearances, all starts, and recorded 1,110 minutes of action with Dinamo Bucuresti.

The addition of Dielna is expected to reinforce a defensive unit that’s conceded 34 goals in 20 games.

“We’ve been clear about our desire to add players to the roster during this transfer window,” said Revolution General Manager Michael Burns in a club release. “We’re pleased we were able to add to our back line and we look forward to getting Claude integrated into the team.”

With Dielna in the mix, the Revolution currently have 25 players on their roster, five short of the maximum.


  1. Paulo Simões

    July 28, 2017 at 1:45 pm

    Good wont help too much this season but gives us more options going into 2018

  2. Robert

    July 29, 2017 at 12:46 pm

    I read that he plays primarily as a CB, but as a left-footed player I assume that they’re slotting Dielna as a Left Back. I can’t see the Revolution paying all that money to 3 players for 2 CB positions.

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