The New England Revolution announced on Friday that they had signed Justin Rennicks. Rennicks is the sixth homegrown player in club history.
Rennicks, 19, joined the Revolution Academy prior to the 2012-13 U.S. Soccer Developmental season before playing for Indiana University. Rennicks played the past two seasons at Indiana University where he had 6 goals (3 of which were game winners) and 1 assist throughout his 29 appearances. While with the Revolution Academy, Rennicks racked up 38 goals and 25 assists in over 100 appearances.
When asked, Revs General Manager Michael Burns said, “Justin was a talented and productive player during his time in our Academy, and he further distinguished himself at Indiana University and in the U.S. Youth National Team system. After monitoring his progress closely over the last two years, we felt this was the right time for Justin to take this next step in his development and join the first team.”
Rennicks expressed his excitement about playing for his hometown team when he said, “I’m excited to move on to the professional level and happy that my first contract is with my hometown team. I am grateful for the opportunity Todd Yeagley and Indiana gave me the last two seasons, and I know it has prepared me best for this next step. I can’t wait to get out there under the guidance of Brad Friedel, who has done it at the highest level for both club and country, which is something that drives me every day. This club has been a part of my life for many years and it feels good to be back with the Revolution”.
As the 2019 season approaches, it will be interesting to see what Rennicks will offer for the Revolution. The Revs, with Rennicks, open preseason camp on Monday, Jan. 21.