The New England Revolution train is barreling through the off-season picking up steam ahead of 2020. For the 2020 season the Revolutionâ€™s USL League One side, Revolution II will kick off its inaugural season. As for who will be heading that side, it will be Clint Peay.
New England announced on Monday morning that Peay, 17 years of coaching experience, will get the honor of coaching the third-tier side in its inaugural campaign. Peay most recently served as the assistant coach of USL Championship side North Carolina FC
â€śI have known and worked closely with Clint for nearly 30 years, and there are few people in this game who I trust more when it comes to evaluating and developing rising young talent,â€ť Revolution Technical Director Curt Onalfo said. â€śHis championship pedigree as a player, combined with his wealth of experience working with the top young players in North America, make him the ideal leader for Revolution II as we work to redefine and improve our player development system.â€ť
Prior to joining North Caroline FC Peay served on U.S. Soccerâ€™s technical staff from 2012-19. During his time with U.S. Soccer, he focused on being a scout and talent evaluator. Prior to that position Peay grinded at the Collegiate level where he worked for George Mason, Davidson University, Georgetown, and Richmond University.
â€śI am very grateful to Bruce Arena, Curt Onalfo, and the entire Revolution organization for entrusting me with the great responsibility of leading Revolution II in its inaugural season,â€ť Peay said. â€śI am thrilled to bring my passion for player development and competition to Foxborough, and I look forward to getting to work with the staff and players to build a competitive team for this season and beyond.â€ť
During his playing days, Peay was selected in the MLS draft by a then Bruce Arena led D.C. United side in 1996 where he shared the pitch with both Onalfo and Ritchie Williams. This Arena coaching tree product started before that however as he was coached by Arena during his University of Virginia days.
With Peay on-board, the Revolution have also officially unveiled what the logo of Revolution II will be.
Revolution II will train out of the brand new Revolution Training Center and like the first team will play their home games at Gillette Stadium. New Englandâ€™s training center is slated to be fully shown off to the public on December 9th.