When the newish home of former Revolution midfielder Steve Ralston, second division AC St. Louis, folded recently, many speculated that perhaps the former captain, not to mention franchise (and MLS) leader in a number of statistical categories, may make his way back to New England. Many others laughed at the notion; Ralston, 35, didn’t leave the Revs on great terms, and questions remain as to what he has left in the tank.
But with New England desperate for whatever help it can get, the club announced that the midfielder was being brought back into the fold.
The New England Revolution announced today that MLS record holder and former club captain Steve Ralston has re-signed with Major League Soccer to play for the Revs. Per MLS and club policy, terms of the deal were not released. Ralston will officially join the squad at the team’s training session at Gillette Stadium on Wednesday, June 9.
Full release here.
Yeah, Ralston’s old. But the Revs really don’t have anything to lose and could still use a lot of help in the midfield. Further, it’s better for him, the franchise, and the fans if he and New England are on good terms as he closes out his career.