Updated June 28, 2021
Gustavo Bou at a Glance:
- Argentine forward has scored 19 goals with seven assists in 41 regular season games since joining the Revolution from Club Tijuana in July 2019.
- Ranks fifth league-wide in goals, second in shots, and third in shots on goal since his MLS debut.
- Scored a team-high three goals in 2020 MLS Cup Playoffs and became the second Revolution player to record a postseason brace.
- Finished fifth in 2019 MLS Newcomer of the Year voting after scoring nine goals in 14 games after joining MLS in the secondary transfer window.
- The Revolution are 13-1-7 across all competitions when Bou scores a goal.
- Prior to MLS, totaled more 270 appearances, 85 goals scored, and 35 assists in 12-year career spanning Argentina, Mexico, and Ecuador, beginning at River Plate.
MLS CAREER: Joined the Revolution via transfer from Liga MX side Club Tijuana on July 10, 2019…Has scored 19 goals in 41 regular season games with New England since joining the club in July 2019…Career MLS totals include 41 games played, 35 starts, with 19 goals and seven assists across 3,187 minutes played…In the MLS Cup Playoffs, has made five starts with three goals and one assist…One of only two Revolution players to record a postseason brace…Revolution are an 13-1-7 across all competitions when Bou scores a goal…Has scored seven times in the 85th minute or later, leading New England to a 5-0-2 record in those games…Since debuting in MLS on July 17, 2019, ranks fifth league-wide in goals, second in shots, third in shots on goal, and tied for first in goals from fast breaks...Finished fifth in 2019 MLS Newcomer of the Year voting after scoring nine goals with two assists in only 14 games…In 2021, has contributed a team-high five goals and two assists in nine appearances, including eight starts…Appeared in 18 matches, with 14 starts, during the 2020 season, recording five goals and three assists…Added team-high three goals in the 2020 postseason.
2021: Has appeared in nine games, starting eight, and scored a team-high five goals with two assists...Scored in four straight appearances from May 22 to June 27, matching personal best and tied for longest streak in MLS this season...Unavailable for two matches due to injury…(4/17) at CHI: Opened 2021 account in the season opener, scoring the game-tying goal in the 2-2 draw…(5/1) vs. ATL: Missed match due to lower body injury…(5/8) at NSH: Started and played 76 minutes in return from injury…Marked 30th career MLS start…(5/12) at PHI: Registered first assist of the season in the 1-1 draw…(5/22) vs. NY: Recorded a goal and an assist for second time in MLS career in the 3-1 win…Named to MLS Team of the Week...(6/19) at NYC: Scored the opening goal with a first-time volley from the top of the penalty area...(6/23) vs. NY: Recorded game-winning goal on a breakaway in the second half, assisted by Carles Gil...(6/27) at DAL: Touched one the Revs' lone goal...Tied career-best scoring streak at four games...Moved past Adam Buksa into team lead with fifth goal of the year.
2020: Appeared in 18 of 23 regular season games, including 14 starts, and recorded five goals with two assists...In the MLS Cup Playoffs, started all four games and scored a team-high three goals, including a 95th-minute game winner in the Play-In Round and a brace in the Eastern Conference Semifinal…Recorded five game-winning goals across the regular season and playoffs…Finished first full MLS campaign ranked third league-wide in shots (64) and 10th in shots on goal (22)…Ranked third on the team in goals…Also played 90 minutes in the MLS is Back Round of 16 match on July 25 vs. Philadelphia…(2/29) at MTL: Recorded first assist of the season in a 2-1 defeat…(7/9) at MTL: Scored 10th career MLS goal, and first of the season, in the 1-0 win…Registered eight shots…(7/17) at DC: Paced team with seven shots in the 1-1 draw…(8/25) at DC: Scored second goal of the season in the 2-1 win…(8/29) vs. NY: Scored for a second straight game with the game-tying goal in the 1-1 draw…(9/12) at PHI: Contributed second assist of the season as a substitute...(9/23) vs. MTL: Scored fourth goal of the season in the 3-1 win…(9/27) at DC: Scored fifth goal of the season in the 2-0 win…Logged goals in consecutive matches for the second time in 2020 and the third time in MLS career…Postseason: (11/20) vs. MTL: Registered first postseason goal in the Play-In Round, a dramatic 95th-minute game winner in the final moments of stoppage time…Set club record for most shots in a postseason game (8) in 2-1 win…Also logged his first postseason assist…(11/24) at PHI: Recorded four shots in 2-0 win in Round One over the Supporters’ Shield winners…(11/29) at ORL: Logged third postseason brace in club history with two-goal effort in 3-1 win in Conference Semifinal…Became second player in club history (Charlie Davies - twice) to record a brace in the MLS Cup Playoffs…(12/6) at CLB: Played 90 minutes and tallied four shots in 1-0 loss in Conference Final.
2019: Joined the Revolution via transfer from Liga MX side Club Tijuana on July 10…Became the first player added to the club’s roster under Sporting Director Bruce Arena…Finished fifth in 2019 MLS Newcomer of the Year voting…Made MLS debut on July 17 and finished the season with nine goals in 14 games played, including 13 starts, across 1,155 minutes…Added two assists…Made one postseason start…Scored in four straight games from Aug. 10 through Aug. 31…Tied for MLS lead with five goals from outside the box, and totaled four goals in the 85th minute or later…From the time he entered the league, ranked fourth in shots and shots on target, tied for third in goals from the run of play (8), fifth in goals per game (0.64), and tied for sixth in goals per 90 minutes (0.70)…(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…(9/14) at ORL: Tallied in the 3-3 draw…(9/25) at POR: Ignited the Revs’ comeback from a two-goal deficit with a strike in the 87th minute…(9/29) vs. NYC: Delivered game-winning assist and added a spectacular chip of Sean Johnson to seal the 2-0 win and clinch a berth in the Audi MLS Cup Playoffs…Marked first MLS game with goal and assist…Postseason: (10/19) at ATL: Played 90 minutes and recorded three shots in MLS Cup Playoff debut.
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…Father of two daughters…Younger brother, Walter, plays for River Plate’s rival club, Boca Juniors, and most recently played on loan at Unión La Calera of Chile.