Zack Simmons admits he feared for his soccer future before winning a contract with the New England Revolution.
The Major League Soccer program called Simmons after the MLS draft â€“ in which the Revolution didnâ€™t draft Simmons â€“ to invite him to preseason. The Revolution filed discovery on Simmons, meaning they owned the first rights to him. He planned on entering their preseason camp.
â€ś[Then] last week they offered me the [developmental] contract,â€ť Simmons told the Daily Collegian. â€śNew England was where I wanted to be, so I signed it.
â€śWhen we (Massachusetts) finished up our season, I was kind of coming to grips with the fact that it might have been my last game, but Iâ€™m definitely glad to hopefully have another shot at playing another game.
â€śThis is definitely beyond anything that I thought Iâ€™d ever do with soccer.â€ť