Revs sign Portuguese defender Goncalves

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The New England Revolution announced Thursday the club has signed Portuguese defender Jose Goncalves on a loan deal from Swiss side FC Sion.

At the conclusion of the loan spell, the Revolution will have an option to buy the 27-year-old, who has a total of nine years of professional experience in Europe.

"We're pleased to add Jose to our squad," Revolution GM Michael Burns said. "We've been open about our desire to add another defender this off-season. With experience throughout Europe's top leagues, we believe Jose will come in and be a positive addition to our club's defense."

Goncalves will officially be added to the Revolution roster, where he will occupy an international roster spot, upon the receipt of his P-1 Visa and International Transfer Certificate.