Hearing that Indiana University and US U-20 forward Justin Rennicks is getting close to finally signing a homegrown deal the New England Revolution #NERevs— Brian Sciaretta (@BrianSciaretta) January 10, 2019
Rennicks, 19, is currently a sophomore at Indiana University. In his two years of collegiate soccer, the striker has collected six goals and one assist in 29 appearances. His first season was plagued by injury, as he only saw the field nine times.
Rennicks has been a regular for various US Youth National Team and was recently part of the team that won the 2019 CONCACAF U-20 Championship. The Massachusetts native scored four goals during that tournament.
Rennicks is a two-time winner of the Revolution’s Academy Player of the Year award, capturing the title in 2015 and 2016. He has long been considered one of the top prospects that the club has developed.
In 2017, Will Parchman of Top Drawer Soccer reported that Rennicks would be suspended for his final season with the Revs Academy because he trained with Frankfurt of the Bundesliga. This left many to wonder if Rennicks would ever sign a Homegrown contract with the Revs.
Club President Brian Bilello provided some insight on the matter when he said that the Revs had a “live meeting“ scheduled with Rennicks in December of 2018. No official word has come out regarding how the meeting went.