We could soon see the benefits of the partnership between the New England Revolution and Sporting CP as Zachary Herivaux is reportedly heading to Portugal for a training stint.
Bryan Nardizzi, a Revs Academy player who has played alongside Herivaux, posted a picture wishing luck to his former teammate. When asked for clarification by Hank Alexandre of The Midnight Ride Podcast, Nardizzi confirmed that Herivaux would soon be training with Sporting CP.
Herivaux signed a Homegrown contract with the Revolution on May 2. His only appearance to date came on Jun. 17 when he replaced Daigo Kobayashi during the late stages of a US Open Cup game.
It will be interesting to see what comes out of Herivaux's time in Portugal. The Revs announced that they were partnering with Sporting CP on Oct. 1, 2014. Since then, news has been sparse.
Revolution general manager Michael Burns did admit that the club hadn't used the partnership "as much as we probably should've." Herivaux's training stint could be a step in the right direction.
The Bent Musket reached out to the Revolution for comment and will update if they respond.