New England Revolution have signed FC Sion defender Jose Goncalves.

Revs have exercised the purchase option on Goncalves from Swiss club FC Sion after the 28-year-old center back played on loan last season. Goncalves was awarded the captaincy in early May and is a finalist for MLS Defender of the Year, so there was rarely a doubt the Revs would push to make the move permanent.

"With what he provided us on and off the field this year, we're looking forward to him returning," said General Manager Michael Burns. "We're certainly glad that we were able to acquire him on a permanent basis."

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