New England Signs Caldwell to Homegrown Deal

New England Signs Caldwell to Homegrown Deal

  • Posted by Drew Epperley
  • On December 21, 2012
  • MLS Home Grown Players, Scott Caldwell
Scott Caldwell is New England's second HGP. (Photo via New England Revolution)

Scott Caldwell is New England’s second HGP. (Photo via New England Revolution)

No shocker to most fans around New England today, the Revolution have announced that they have signed Akron midfielder Scott Caldwell to a Homegrown contract.

The two-time All-American has played the last four seasons at 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.

Caldwell is a former member of the Under-18, Under-17, Under-15 and Under-14 national teams, and played with the U.S. Under-17 Residency Program in Bradenton, Fla., for the 2006-07 and 2007-08 academic years.

He was a Hermann Trophy semifinalist and a finalist for the Senior CLASS Award. In 88 career games with the Zips, Caldwell started 66 games and scored 20 goals while adding 22 assists.

As a two-time captain, he finished his senior year in 2012 by starting all 22 of Akron’s games and scoring a career-high nine goals and recording a team-best 10 assists.

Caldwell was voted the Most Outstanding Player at the College Cup in 2012 as a sophomore as he helped lead Akron to a national title.

It seems like we’ve been talking about Caldwell and the Revs forever now. It is good to see this come together in full circle for both sides. Caldwell would have been a solid first round draft pick in next month’s draft had he not signed with the Revs via the HGP route.