New England Revolution midfielder Scott Caldwell penned a new, multi-year contract on Thursday afternoon.
Terms of the deal were not disclosed, but the contract is expected to be for at least two years with at least one team option. Minus incentives, Caldwell’s 2018 salary was $139,475, according to the MLS Players Union.
“Scott is such a valuable part of our team and organization, and he has set the perfect example for what it means to represent New England and this club.” Revolution general manager Mike Burns said in a prepared statement. “Whether it was setting the foundation for our Academy back in 2008, leading the first team over these last seven seasons, or the countless hours he commits to his work in the community, Scott’s contributions to the Revolution cannot be overstated. I look forward to seeing him continue to lead this club both on and off the field.”
As Burns alluded, Caldwell is a Revolution Academy product. He became the club’s second all-time homegrown player, behind Diego Fagundez, in 2012 and has emerged as a mainstay in the team’s central midfield.
Caldwell is not a particularly physical player, but that, combined with his short 5’8” stature makes him one of the most overlooked players in MLS. He has a career passing accuracy of 84.5%, which easily ranks among the highest in club history among players who have appeared in a similar number of games.
Caldwell attended the University of Akron and ranks among the top five all-time MLS Homegrown Players in minutes played (13,238), games played (182), and games started (149). He has five goals and 12 assists in 190 regular season appearances.