FOXBOROUGH, Mass. – The New England Revolution have signed midfielder Isaac Angking as a Homegrown Player. The Providence, R.I. native joins the first team after developing over more than four seasons in the Revolution Academy.
Angking, 17, has excelled in the Revolution Academy since joining the program before the 2013-14 season, quickly rising up the ranks from the Under-14s to the Under-19s. Angking totaled 81 appearances, 67 starts, 28 goals, and 18 assists with the Academy. The New England product tallied 12 goals in 11 games with the Under-19s during the 2017-18 fall season, tying him for the sixth most goals among all U.S. Soccer Development Academy players in the U-18/19 age group.
“We’ve closely monitored Isaac’s development during his four seasons in our Academy and look forward to seeing him continue to grow in the Revolution system,” Revolution General Manager Michael Burns said. “Isaac has distinguished himself with exceptional play and we believe he has the ability to become an impactful player for us at the professional level.”
"I'm excited to be joining the Revolution first team and can't wait to start working with the coaches and my teammates," Angking said. "I'm looking forward to this next step in my journey and am thrilled to be taking that step with my hometown club."
Angking becomes the youngest current member of the Revolution first team and the second youngest Homegrown Player to sign with New England after Diego Fagundez did so at age 15. He joins three previous Revolution Homegrown Player signings on the active first team roster, as Massachusetts natives and Academy products Fagundez (Leominster), Scott Caldwell (Braintree), and Zachary Herivaux (Brookline) are entering their eighth, sixth, and fourth professional seasons, respectively.
Angking debuted with the Under-14 team in 2013, making 23 appearances at the age group with nine goals as an Academy rookie. He finished his first season with two games played up an age group with the Under-16s, where he then spent the majority of the 2014-15 campaign and recorded 29 games played, six goals, and seven assists. In 2015-16, Angking played solely for the Under-18s, scoring two goals in 13 games before joining the U.S. Under-17 Residency Program.
The United States international has represented various U.S. Youth National Teams since his first call up to the Under-14s in August 2014. He was selected for the U.S. Under-17 Residency Program for three consecutive semesters beginning in spring 2016. Angking was also named to the Under-17 roster for the 13th edition of the Nike International Friendlies, a competition the U.S. side swept with victories over Brazil, Portugal, and Turkey.
After spending the 2016 season primarily in the Under-17 Residency Program, Angking was named to the National Soccer Coaches Association of America's 2016 Youth Boys All-American Team.
TRANSACTION: New England Revolution sign midfielder Isaac Angking as a Homegrown Player on January 2, 2018.
Pronunciation: EYE-zick ANG-king
Weight: 160 lbs.
Date of Birth: Jan. 24, 2000 (Providence, R.I.)
Hometown: Providence, R.I.
Last Club: Bayside FC
How Acquired: Signed as a Homegrown Player on Jan. 2, 2017.