Revolution, Kalifa Cisse reach termination agreement on contract

French midfielder departs after signing in November 2012

FOXBOROUGH, Mass. – The New England Revolution and Kalifa Cisse have mutually agreed to cancel the midfielder’s contract.

“We want to thank Kalifa for his time with us and wish him well on his future opportunities,” Revolution General Manager Michael Burns said. “He has been a true professional and a great mentor for our young squad, so we wish him the best as he moves on.”

Cisse, 29, signed with the Revolution on November 19, 2012, with eight years experience in Europe, most recently at English Championship side Bristol City. This season, Cisse made six appearances – all starts – and played 456 minutes of first-team action. The former Mali international also made two appearances for the Revs in their run in the U.S. Open Cup this year. His last appearance in an MLS match came May 11 in a 1-1 draw against New York at Gillette Stadium.