The New England Revolution’s USL League One club, Revolution II, announced the signing of Defender Jon Bell to the club on Tuesday afternoon.
Fans may recall hearing Bell’s name during the 2020 MLS SuperDraft as Bell was selected with the 38th overall pick by the San Jose Earthquakes.
The 22-year-old defender becomes the 15th individual to sign a contract with the newly formed USL League One club.
Prior to being drafted in the 2020 MLS SuperDraft, Bell wrapped up a 4-year career at the University of Maryland, Baltimore County. During his time at UMBC, Bell made a total of 56 appearances, with 53 starts. Bell would amount a singular goal in his senior year, along with 8 assists over 4 years as a UMBC Retriever.
Bell also earned numerous honors as a Retriever. During the 2018 season, he earned a spot on the “United Soccer Coaches All-Northeast Region First Team” and was named to the “America East All-Conference Second Team” as well.
Bell also attended training camps for the United States national team in 2016 as the U-20 team was preparing to participate in the U-20 FIFA World Cup Qualifiers.
During the 2019 season, Bell spent time with NPSL side FC Baltimore Christos and helped the club win a Mid-Atlantic Conference Championship. He would also go on to score the game winner for the club in overtime during the championship match.
Jon Bell and the New England Revolution II will be eager to take the pitch once the USL League One season is able to restart in the coming weeks.