Local man signs with New England Revolution
Christmas came early for 21-year-old Scott Caldwell. The Braintree native saw his childhood wish come true when he signed with the New England Revolution Friday.
Caldwell has been on the Revolution’s radar for some time, as he played for the Revolution Academy U-18 team in 2008-09 and served as a captain for the squad. Caldwell then moved on to the NCAA ranks and played for Division I Akron. He served as a two-time captain and was named Mid-America Conference Player of the Year for the 2012 season.
Caldwell does not look like a physically imposing player. He stands at just 5-foot-8 and is listed at 150 pounds. However, Revolution General Manager Michael Burns said Caldwell dominates on the field thanks to his soccer intelligence and mental toughness.
“He’s someone who we’re very glad we can add to the first team and he can begin his professional career here,” said Burns. “We think he has a very bright future.”
Caldwell is the second home-grown player to play for the Revolution, joining Leominster’s Diego Fagundez. Caldwell said he is simply excited to finally take the field as an official Revolution player.
“I am excited to play for the team I grew up watching,” Caldwell said. “Having grown up watching Mike Burns and [Head Coach] Jay Heaps, it will be cool to work under and play for them. I know it will be a lot of hard work, but I hope to contribute to the team. It was always my goal to play for the Revolution and I am so happy it is finally happening.”