New England has apparently set their sights on Deportivo Saprissa defender Gabriel Badilla. According to this report from Costa Rica, Badilla could soon join the MLS Cup runners-up.
With Badilla, 23, and Michael Parkhurst on the backline, New England would have the best young defensive pair in the league, and possibly the best defensive pair, period. Badilla would be an upgrade over Avery John, and quite a bit younger. Badilla played for Costa Rica in the 2006 World Cup. He's a central defender but can also play wide if need be.