Revs add homegrown player Caldwell

The New England Revolution announced Friday that they have signed Braintree, Mass. native Scott Caldwell as a Homegrown player.

Caldwell, who has trained the last two summer’s with the Revs, played the last four seasons at Akron.

“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.”

Caldwell is a two time All-American. In 88 career games at Akron he scored 20 goals and had 22 assists.