Updated September 4, 2019
Gustavo Bou at a Glance:
MLS CAREER (2019): Joined the Revolution via transfer from Liga MX side Club Tijuana on July 10, 2019…Became the first player added to the club’s roster under Sporting Director Bruce Arena and Technical Director Curt Onalfo…Made MLS debut on July 17…Scored six goals with one assist in his first eight career MLS games to date, including four straight games from Aug. 10 through Aug. 31…Since entering MLS, ranks tied for fourth in goals from the run of play with five…Ranks fifth in MLS in goals per 90 minutes played (min. 500 minutes) with a rate of 0.78…(7/17) vs. VAN: Tallied first career MLS goal in league and club debut, a spectacular volley off a corner kick from Carles Gil…Nominated for AT&T Goal of the Week…Totaled six shots, with three on goal, and six chances created in 79 minutes…(7/21) at CIN: Registered game-winning assist, first of his MLS career, in the 2-0 win…(7/27) vs. ORL: Scored second MLS goal in the third minute, marking the quickest Revolution goal this season…His nine shots tied a club single-game record…Nominated for AT&T Goal of the Week for second time…(8/10) at SEA: Scored first headed goal in MLS, his third of the campaign, in a wild 3-3 draw…(8/17) at NY: Scored the equalizing goal in the second half at Red Bull Arena, assisted by Carles Gil...(8/24) vs. CHI: Delivered a stunning, left-footed strike in the 86th minute for his second game-winning goal…Marked the second-latest game winner by a Revolution player this season…(8/31) vs. TOR: Salvaged another key point with his 86th minute goal to draw level at 1-1…Extended scoring streak to four games.
CLUB CAREER OUTSIDE OF MLS: Argentine attacker with more than 12 years of experience across Mexico, Argentina, and Ecuador before joining MLS in July 2019…Featured at Club Tijuana (2017-19), Racing Club (2014-18), River Plate (2008-14), in addition to multiple loan stints…Across all competitions, recorded at least 85 goals and 35 assists in 270 appearances across all competitions, including 208 starts…A native of Concordia, Argentina, began career at River Plate after earning a spot on the reserve team at 14 years old…Signed to first professional contract at 18 in March 2008 by River manger Diego Simeone…Between 2008-12, totaled three goals in 32 games for River Plate…Made 11 appearances and scored one goal in 407 minutes of action in his first season in Argentina’s SuperLiga in 2008…Made professional debut against Vélez Sarsfield as a 43rd-minute substitute…Helped the club lift the SuperLiga title in his rookie season…Scored two goals and registered 15 appearances in second season with River in 2009 in 573 minutes of play…After River’s relegation to the Primera B Nacional, saw limited action in club’s promotion campaign in 2011-12, playing 76 minutes…Loaned to Argentine second-division side Club Olimpo ahead of 2012-13 season, where he scored eight goals in 35 appearances and notched 2,710 minutes played across all competitions…Tallied a brace in 3-2 win over Huracán on Oct. 13, 2012…Loaned to Ecuador’s L.D.U. Quito ahead of 2013-14 campaign, where he scored four goals in 20 Serie A appearances…Played against Revolution midfielder Cristian Penilla in Ecuador when Penilla played for Barcelona SC and scored a brace in 2-2 draw against Penilla’s side on July 21, 2013…Loaned to Argentine SuperLiga club Gimnasia La Plata for second half of 2013-14 season where he scored one goal in 13 appearances and 545 minutes of play with the club…Loaned to fellow Buenos Aires-based side Racing Club ahead of 2014 Clausura season…Tied career-high of 10 goals in regular season in just 15 appearances and 1,182 minutes of play…Tallied a brace against Argentine giants Boca Juniors in 2-1 away win on Sept. 25, 2014…Permanently transferred to Racing Club on Jan. 1, 2015 after successful 2014 season on loan…Scored 17 goals in 39 starts with La Academia in 2015, playing career-high 3,440 minutes across all competitions…In 2015 Copa Libertadores run, led all players in the tournament by scoring eight goals in 10 appearances, and added five assists…Recorded back-to-back hat tricks in Libertadores play against Guaraní and Dep Táchira on Feb. 17, 2015 and Feb. 24, 2015 respectively…Played 3,050 minutes in 2016-17 season with Racing, amassing 16 goals in 40 appearances across all competitions, including two strikes in Copa Libertadores play against Puebla…Registered a brace against SuperLiga side Tigre in 4-1 win on Apr. 19, 2017…Joined Liga MX’s Club Tijuana ahead of the 2017 Apertura season…Played 2,634 minutes and scored 10 goals in 33 appearances in his debut season with Xolos…Scored four goals across four straight games with Tijuana in August 2017…Briefly sent back to Racing Club on loan for a portion of 2018-19 season…Scored one goal in 10 appearances before being recalled by Xolos ahead of 2018 Liga MX Clausura…Scored 11 goals in just 19 appearances across all competitions with Tijuana throughout the 2018-19 season…Scored one goal and made three appearances in 2018-19 Copa MX competition….Recorded a brace and an assist against Morelia on April 26, 2019…Registered two goals against León in the Quarterfinal Round of the Liga MX Clausura in May 2019.
Personal: Full name is Gustavo Leonardo Bou... Pronounced “goo-STAH-voh BOH”…Nicknamed “La Pantera”, or “The Panther”…Native Spanish speaker…Younger brother, Walter, plays for River Plate’s rival club, Boca Juniors, and most recently played on loan at Unión La Calera of Chile.