By CBSBoston.com Staff

FOXBORO (CBS) — “La Pantera” will be roaming the pitch for the Revolution through 2023. New England has signed Gustavo Bou to a two-year contract extension, the club announced Tuesday.

The Argentinian tallied 15 goals and nine assists for New England in 2021, with his combined goals and assists total tied for fourth in MLS this season. The league’s Player of the Month for July, Bou’s 15 goals finished tied for ninth in the MLS Golden Boot race.

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“I’m very happy to continue being part of this club,” Bou said through a translator on Tuesday. “They welcomed me and supported me from day one. To be able to extend my contract today is a very happy moment for myself and my family. Hopefully we can continue achieving big things with this club.”

Since arriving in New England in July 2019, Bou has totaled 29 goals and 14 assists across 62 regular season appearances. He said that both he and his family have fallen in love with New England, and he is thrilled with the direction the club is heading.

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“I was really motivated to come here, because of the project taking place with this club and this coaching staff. They wanted me to be part of this project and that motivated me a ton,” said Bou. “I think the club is growing more and more each day. The results are proof of that and so is the season we’re having. Hopefully we finish the season with another title, which is what we want. I think everything went well, so the extension was simple and quick. They know what I think. For them to want to renew means a lot to me, because it shows me that they understand that I’m very comfortable and happy here.”

“Gustavo has been an essential part of our team since his arrival in 2019 and he has proven to be among the league’s most prolific attacking players,” Revolution Sporting Director and Head Coach Bruce Arena said Tuesday. “We are pleased to extend Gustavo’s tenure here in New England and look forward to his continued contributions to our team.”

Bou and the Revolution are coming off the best regular season in MLS history, with New England winning the Supporters’ Shield after setting a new record with 73 points. They’ll now look to do some damage in the MLS Cup Playoffs, which will get underway for New England on Nov. 30 at Gillette Stadium.

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In five postseason starts, Bou has tallied three goals with one assist for New England.

CBSBoston.com Staff