The New England Revolution signed defender/midfielder Matt Polster on a transfer from Scotland's Rangers FC on Wednesday, pending receipt of his international transfer certificate.
The Revolution traded $100,000 in 2021 allocation money to the Chicago Fire to acquire Polster's MLS rights. He is not eligible to compete in the MLS is Back Tournament, however.
"We are pleased to have Matt join the Revolution," sporting director and head coach Bruce Arena said in a statement. "Matt is a talented player, very athletic, and technically sound. His experience in MLS and his ability to play in multiple positions makes him a great addition to our roster."
Polster, 27, signed with Rangers in January 2019 after recording three goals and 10 assists in 82 appearances with the Fire (2015-18).
Polster was the seventh overall pick in the 2015 MLS SuperDraft after four seasons at SIU Edwardsville.
Polster, who played in 10 matches for Rangers across all competitions, could fill a void in New England caused by midfielder Luis Caicedo's season-ending knee injury.
--Field Level Media