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By CARL SETTERLUND
When the New England Revolution sign a Homegrown Player, it’s usually not on whim.
The Revs have reportedly inked midfielder Zachary Herivaux to become their third ever Homegrown Player, according to the Boston Globe.
Herivaux follows in the footsteps of Homegrown Players Diego Fagundez and Scott Caldwell. The Haiti youth international had committed to play at College Cup semifinalist Providence College, but will skip out on the Friars to go professional.
A long time member of the Revolution’s developmental academy, Herivaux, 19, has trained sporadically with the Revs first team the past several years and made two appearances for the senior team during the 2015 preseason.
Herivaux shares a connection with former Revs midfielder Shalrie Joseph, having previously played for the Shalrie Joseph Soccer Club in his hometown of Brookline, Mass.
Although it wouldn’t be fair to compare Herivaux to a former MLS Best XI player like Joseph, the versatile Herivaux plays primarily as a central or holding midfielder.
According the report, Herivaux signed for a league-minimum salary and is expected to begin training full-time with the first team on Monday, meaning he could be available to make his debut as soon as next weekend’s match against Orlando City SC.
What do you think of the Herivaux signing? What does the signing indicate, if anything, about future Revs roster moves?
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So his signing means what…
1. Jones will become a permanent defender and this kid will back up Caldwell at the six
2. Diego Fagundez Will be leaving soon and this kid will be his replacement in the midfield
3. Kellyn Rowe is getting ready to move somewhere in this kid will be his replacement
I’ve never seen the kid play, but I dug up this from 2011:
[Herivaux] has been named 1 of the top five U17 players to watch worldwide, by FourFour Two, Europe’s #1 soccer magazine. The Boston Herald also ran a feature last month comparing Zach to soccer great Ronaldinho.
No pressure or anything.
He looked strong this preseason, its a good signing if true.
Should be noted he had originally committed to play at Providence College next year.