New England Revolution sign U.S. U20 star Justin Rennicks to Homegrown deal

Forward Justin Rennicks has joined the New England Revolution as a Homegrown Player, the MLS club announced.

Rennicks, 19, is a product of the Revolution's Academy, where he spent five years before going on to play two seasons at Indiana University.

He was the Academy Player of the Year in 2015 and 2016.

"Justin was a talented and productive player during his time in our Academy, and he further distinguished himself at Indiana University and in the U.S. Youth National Team system," general manager Michael Burns said in a statement.

"After monitoring his progress closely over the last two years, we felt this was the right time for Justin to take this next step in his development and join the first team."

Rennicks had six goals in 20 games for Indiana last season.

In November, Rennicks helped the U.S. Under-20 team win a second straight Concacaf U20 Championship with four goals and six assists in eight games.