FOXBOROUGH, Mass. (July 10, 2023) – The New England Revolution acquired Argentinian forward Tomás Chancalay (pronounced toe-MOSS SHON-kah-LAY) on loan from Racing Club for the remainder of the 2023 season, with options to purchase or extend the loan through June 2024, pending receipt of his P-1 visa and International Transfer Certificate (ITC).
The Revolution’s second inbound signing of the MLS summer transfer window sees the 24-year-old winger, who most recently played with Emirati club Al-Wasl while on loan from Racing Club, join a New England offense that ranks among the top-five MLS clubs in goals scored this season. With Al-Wasl, Chancalay tallied eight goals and five assists in 19 appearances during the 2022-23 UAE Pro League season.
“Tomás is a quality addition to our roster. He is an effective attacking player with good pace and strong technical skills,” Revolution Sporting Director and Head Coach Bruce Arena said. “We look forward to integrating him into our team and welcome his contributions as we close out the second half of the season.”
Chancalay, a native of Viale, Argentina, arrives in New England with 35 career goals and 20 assists across more than 185 senior appearances, including 91 games played in the Argentine Primera División. He began his professional career with Colón de Santa Fe in 2017, totaling 80 appearances with CA Colón before moving to Racing Club on loan in February 2021, followed by a permanent transfer in December of that year.
With Racing Club, Chancalay appeared in 80 games and scored 17 goals with nine assists in all competitions. He ranked among the leading scorers in the 2021 Copa Libertadores, tallying five goals in six appearances including a hat trick in the group stage.
The former Argentina youth international was capped multiple times at the Under-20 level, making two appearances at the 2019 FIFA U-20 World Cup.
TRANSACTION: New England Revolution acquired Argentinian forward Tomás Chancalay (pronounced toe-MOSS SHON-kah-LAY) on loan from Racing Club for the remainder of the 2023 season, with options to purchase or extend the loan through June 2024, pending receipt of his P-1 visa and International Transfer Certificate (ITC).
TOMÁS CHANCALAY AT A GLANCE:
- Winger arrives in New England with over 180 professional appearances with Racing Club, Club Atlético Colón, and Al-Wasl, tallying 35 goals and 20 assists.
- Notched eight goals and five assists in 19 appearances for Al-Wasl in the UAE Pro League this season, on loan from Racing Club in Argentina.
- Logged 91 appearances over parts of five seasons in Argentina’s Liga Profesional.
- Recorded 80 appearances with Racing Club and shone in the 2021 Copa Libertadores with five goals across 6 games.
- Developed for 11 years in the Club Atlético Colón Academy until signing his first professional contract with the club in 2017.
- Capped three times by Argentina at the Under-20 level, including a pair of appearances at the 2019 FIFA U-20 World Cup.
#5 TOMÁS CHANCALAY
Full Name: Tomás Alejandro Chancalay
Pronunciation: toe-MOSS SHON-kah-LAY
Date of Birth: Jan. 1, 1999 (Viale, Argentina)
Hometown: Viale, Argentina
Weight: 165 lbs.
How Acquired: Loaned from Racing Club to New England through Dec. 31, 2023 with club options to purchase or extend the loan through June 2024.