Steve Neumann has announced on Twitter that he is retiring from professional soccer.
After a lot of reflection I've decided to retire from professional soccer. Thanks to everyone who supported me and made me who I am today— Steve Neumann (@Steve_Neumann5) December 22, 2016
The former Georgetown Hoya played three seasons with the New England Revolution after being drafted 4th overall in the 2014 MLS SuperDraft. The midfielder logged a league-high 20 substitute appearances in his rookie season, a campaign that totaled 3 starts in 23 total appearances with 538 minutes of game time.
Neumann did not record a goal or assist in his MLS career but did net the Revs’ second goal in a Fourth Round USOC match against the Richmond Kickers on June 18, 2014 in a 3-2 New England victory.
Neumann’s minutes have dwindled the last two seasons, as he made only one start in each of the 2015 and 2016 seasons and only had 62 minutes of play this past season over four appearances. The Revolution had declined Neumann’s contract option earlier in the offseason and the midfielder would have been available in today’s Stage 2 Re-Entry draft but it seems he has chosen to pursue other opportunities outside of soccer.
We wish Steve the best in his future and hope to see him in The Fort as often as possible.