FOXBOROUGH, Mass. – The New England Revolution have signed United States international goalkeeper Cody Cropper as a Discovery signing pending receipt of his International Transfer Certificate (ITC), the club announced Thursday.
Cropper, 23, has spent the last four years in England at both the Premier League and English Football League Championship levels. He joins New England following one season with MK Dons, where he made nine appearances and logged 685 minutes. Prior to joining MK Dons, Cropper spent three seasons with Southampton F.C. of the Premier League. He began his time in England in the academy system of Championship side Ipswich Town, where he played from 2010-12.
“Cody is a player whose development we’ve been tracking the past few years,” said New England Revolution General Manager Michael Burns. “He’s a promising young goalkeeper and we’re excited to bring him to New England.”
In his international career, Cropper has earned 28 caps representing the United States at the youth level. He has earned 21 caps with the U-20s and made seven appearances with the U-23s, most recently appearing for the U.S. in the first leg of the 2016 Olympic qualifying playoff against Colombia on March 25, 2016. Cropper has also played for the U.S. in the 2011 and 2013 CONCACAF U-20 Championships, the 2013 FIFA U-20 World Cup, and the 2015 Toulon Tournament. At the senior level, Cropper is the youngest of seven active MLS goalkeepers to have spent time in U.S. Men’s National Team camps.
TRANSACTION: New England Revolution sign goalkeeper Cody Cropper as a Discovery signing pending receipt of his ITC on Aug. 18, 2016.
Name: Cody Cropper
Hometown: Maple Grove, Minn.
Date of Birth: February 16, 1993
Nationality: United States
Last Club: MK Dons