Revolution make 16-year-old Damian Rivera 7th Homegrown signing in club history

New England Revolution

The Revolution announced Friday that they have made 16-year-old Cranston, R.I. native Damian Rivera their seventh Homegrown signing in club history and second signing of the offseason.

Rivera, who turns 17 next month, is a midfielder and is the second-youngest Homegrown player to suit up for the Revolution; the youngest, of course, is Diego Fagundez, who was 15 when New England inked him to his Homegrown deal.

Rivera joined the Revolution Academy from his club side, Bayside FC, ahead of the 2016-17 development season and has impressed, scoring 41 goals in 90 matches. He has performed at the U14, U16, U17, and U19 levels, and has played with the U19s this season.

With the U19s, he has eight goals so far, including four in one match against DC United’s U19s on Oct. 19.

Last week, New England signed defender Alexander Büttner to a TAM contract.

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