The New England Revolution has signed Braintree, Mass., product Scott Caldwell as a Homegrown player.
The two-time All-American has played the last four seasons at collegiate powerhouse Akron while training with the Revolution's first team each summer. He is the team's second Homegrown player, joining Diego Fagundez, who was the team's first-ever Homegrown signing in 2010.
"We're very pleased to add Scott to our roster as our second Homegrown player signing," General Manager Michael Burns said. "He's had a very successful college career at Akron and he's played very well when we have had him in with our first team during his college breaks. We look forward to integrating him with the first team on a permanent basis when the team reconvenes in a month for the 2013 preseason."
"I am excited to play for the team I grew up watching. Having grown up watching Mike Burns and Jay Heaps, it will be cool to work under and play for them," Caldwell said. "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."