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 - in which the Revolution didn't draft Simmons - 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.
"[Then] last week they offered me the [developmental] contract," Simmons told the Daily Collegian. "New England was where I wanted to be, so I signed it.
"When 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 I'm definitely glad to hopefully have another shot at playing another game.
"This is definitely beyond anything that I thought I'd ever do with soccer."