Revolution commerce Latif Blessing to Toronto FC

New England Revolution

New England acquired midfielder Mark-Anthony Kaye in return.

Latif Blessing trade
Toronto FC’s Themi Antonoglou and then-Revolution midfielder Latif Blessing throughout a recreation on June 24. Blessing was traded to Toronto on July 12. AP Photograph/Michael Dwyer

The Revolution have traded midfielder Latif Blessing and a 2023 worldwide roster spot to Toronto FC in alternate for fellow midfielder Mark-Anthony Kaye.

The information, first reported by Seth Macomber of The Blazing Musket and Tom Bogert of The Athletic on Wednesday night, was confirmed by the membership on Thursday afternoon. It represents a fast pivot for New England head coach and sporting director Bruce Enviornment.

The Revolution acquired Blessing in a commerce with LAFC in January for $400,000 generally allocation cash (GAM). The 26-year-old was supposed so as to add one other dimension each to New England’s ball strain on protection and likewise attacking prowess within the heart of midfield. He made 15 appearances in 2023 for the Revolution, recording one help.

Whereas Blessing obtained off to a great begin, his type dipped in latest weeks, culminating with being issued a straight purple card within the sixtieth minute of a 2-1 loss to the New York Crimson Bulls on July 8.

Kaye, 28, performs in the same place to Blessing on the sector, principally as a central midfielder. He was traded to Toronto in July of 2022 as a part of a cope with the Colorado Rapids. A Toronto native, he was additionally part of Canada’s 2022 World Cup roster, the nation’s first look within the match since 1986.

Blessing and Kaye had been teammates with Los Angeles FC from 2018 by way of 2021, serving to the membership win the Supporters’ Protect in 2019 with a then-league report 72 factors (a mark that was subsequently eclipsed by the Revolution in 2021).