The New England Revolution officially announced that the club has completed the signing of goalkeeper Trevor Spangenberg. The Mesa, Arizona native joins the Revs after being on trial with the team throughout preseason. Per club and league policy, terms of the deal were not disclosed.
Spangenberg announced his signing on Twitter earlier this week and Revs GM Mike Burns all but confirmed it at the team's Supporter's Summit/Jersey Reveal yesterday:
Spangenberg will likely be the third keeper on the depth chart behind starter Bobby Shuttleworth and veteran Brad Knighton and could even see time with the Revs' USL affiliate the Rochester Rhinos. Now that the MLS and the players union have agreed to a new CBA, Burns, Brian Bilello and the rest of the Revs front office can look to fill out the back end of the roster having already signed trialists Tyler Rudy and London Woodberry.
Spangenberg is in his second season in MLS after spending the 2014 campaign in Southern California with Chivas USA. Signed by the club in March 2014, he appeared in one league game for Chivas USA, playing the final 22 minutes in a home loss to the Houston Dynamo on May 3, 2014 after starting goalkeeper Tim Melia was sent off. He made one save in his time on the field while also conceding one goal.
Prior to signing with Chivas USA, Spangenberg played collegiately at Missouri State University. The 23-year-old left school as the Bears' all-time leader with a 0.67 goals against average and ranks fourth with 17 career clean sheets. He enjoyed his best season as a senior in 2013, tying a school record with 11 shutouts, including seven in a row to help lead his side to the Missouri Valley Conference regular season championship. He allowed just eight goals in 18 games that season, registering a school record 0.41 goals against average.
The Revolution open the 2015 season at Seattle this Sunday, March 8 at 9:30pm EST in a nationally televised game on Fox Sports 1.