Bengtson, 27, joined the Revolution as a designated player on July 5, 2012, from Honduras’ CD Motagua. He made 23 starts in 36 appearances and scored only four goals since coming to New England. Bengtson often seemed invisible on the field, despite his success with the Honduran national team.
Bengtson was a member of the Honduras national team that appeared at the 2014 FIFA World Cup in Brazil, where he started all three of the country’s matches last month. He was also was a member of the Honduran team at the 2012 Olympic games in London, where he was the tournament’s second-leading scorer. Overall, Bengtson has 47 caps with the senior national team, scoring 19 goals. He was CONCACAF’s leading goal-scorer in qualification for the 2014 World Cup. But that success was not replicated at New England.
O'Brian Woodbine waived
Bengtson is not the only disfunctional international player recently dumped from the roster of the struggling Revolution, who have lost the last seven consecutive games. Late in June, the Revolution waived defender O’Brian Woodbine. Woodbine, 26, signed with the Revolution on Aug. 29, 2013, but did not see even one minute of action with the first team before his ejection. Before joining the Revolution, he had played professionally in his native Jamaica, the U.S. and Finland and is a former member of the Jamaica National Team.