Just two days after the New England Revolution announced they re-signed goalkeeper Matt Turner, the club inked goalkeeper Brad Knighton to a new contract.
The UNC-Wilmington graduate set the school record for the most minutes played as a goalkeeper with a final total of 6,891. Knighton was also the first player from the program to enter Major League Soccer as he signed on with the Revolution back in 2007.
The 34-year-old goalkeeper holds a 15-16-12 record with a total of 147 saves and 6 shutouts over his 12-year tenure in the MLS which includes two stints with the Revolution for a sum total of nine seasons.
Revolution head coach Bruce Arena stated, “I’m pleased that we have been able to reach a new contract agreement with Brad Knighton. Brad is an exceptional teammate and a proven goalkeeper in our league.”
Arena would also go on to say, “With the signing of Brad and Matt Turner, I feel we have solidified our goalkeeping position at the Revolution for a number of years.”
By re-upping the contracts of Turner and Knighton, it’s clear that Arena has faith those two netminders.