The New England Revolution have found their third goalkeeper. On Monday in a flurry of business moves, the Revolution selected goalkeeper Jeff Caldwell in the MLS end-of-year waiver draft.
The 23-year-old will likely serve as New England’s third goalkeeper in 2020 playing behind both Matt Turner and Brad Knighton. Chances are the former University of Virginia keeper will be the starting keeper for USL League One side Revolution II. In all likelihood, this signals the end of the Cody Cropper era in New England. Cropper was out of contract at the end of the 2019 season and the team had re-signed both Turner and Knighton to new deals.
In order to acquire Caldwell, the Revolution made a trade with Orlando City SC to move up from the 11th spot to third. The give up on the Revs side was the 2020 second-round MLS SuperDraft pick. New England now owns Caldwell’s contract rights and will now have to negotiate a contract with the two-year MLS vet.
Caldwell was drafted by NYCFC with the 19th pick in the 2018 draft. He made 28 appearances in the USL Championship league for Memphis 901 on loan.