North Carolina FC Acquires U.S. U-20 National Team Standout Justin Rennicks on Loan from New England Revolution
CARY, N.C. - North Carolina FC announced on Thursday the addition of forward Justin Rennicks on a loan deal with the New England Revolution of Major League Soccer through the end of the 2019 season, pending federation approval. Per club policy, no further details of the transaction were disclosed.
Rennicks, a 20-year-old native of Beverly, Mass., has extensive international experience with the U.S. U-18 and U-20 national teams, most recently playing in four matches at the 2019 FIFA U-20 World Cup in Poland. On June 4, Rennicks helped the U.S. reach the quarterfinals of the competition with the game-winning goal in a 3-2 victory over France in the Round of 16.
Following four seasons in the Revolution Academy - which included two Academy Player of the Year nods - and two collegiate seasons at Indiana University, Rennicks signed with New England as a Homegrown Player in January.
Across all competitions, Rennicks has appeared in three matches in his rookie season, making his debut as a second-half substitute against the Columbus Crew on March 9. On June 19, Rennicks scored his first professional goal in extra time of New England's Round of 16 match against Orlando City SC in the Lamar Hunt U.S. Open Cup.
Rennicks was given his first MLS start by New England head coach Bruce Arena on June 29, playing 61 minutes in a 2-1 win against the Houston Dynamo. Earlier this week, Rennicks played in the 2019 MLS Homegrown Game, helping his team advance past Chivas Guadalajara U-20 on penalty kicks.
With his move to NCFC through the end of the season, Rennicks is set to reunite with former Indiana teammates Austin Panchot and Timmy Mehl, also in their rookie seasons. In two years with the Hoosiers, Rennicks made 29 appearances and scored six goals.
NCFC returns to Sahlen's Stadium at WakeMed Soccer Park for a pivotal match against Indy Eleven on Saturday, Aug. 3, at 7 p.m. ET. For tickets and information please visit NorthCarolinaFC.com or call the Coastal Credit Union Box Office at 919-459-8144.
Name: Justin Rennicks
Birthdate: 03/20/1999 (Age 20)
Birthplace: Beverly, Mass.
Weight: 165 lbs.
Previous Club: New England Revolution
Transaction: North Carolina FC acquires forward Justin Rennicks on loan from New England Revolution.
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