Revolution midfielder Zachary Herivaux has been called up by the Haiti National Team for its upcoming friendly match against powerhouse Argentina and its star Lionel Messi. The game in Buenos Aires is Argentina’s final one before departing for World Cup 2018 in Russia. Herivaux is available for New England’s match this weekend vs Columbus Crew SC in Foxborough, but he’ll miss the next two — at Vancouver and home vs Atlanta United.
The Revs’ third-ever Homegrown Player was born in Japan, but he spent his formative years in Brookline, Mass. With a Haitian father and Japanese mother, Herivaux actually owns citizenship in three countries. He chose to represent Haiti internationally, following in the footsteps of his footballer father. He made his first appearance with the senior Haitian team in 2017, playing a full 90 minutes and notching an assist in a 3-3 draw, coincidentally, against Japan.
With Diego Fagundez unavailable vs Crew SC on Saturday, Herivaux — who made his first Revolution appearance of 2018 last weekend against Toronto FC — may be called upon to fill Fagundez’s number ten role in manager Brad Friedel’s high-pressing attack.