With a couple of international spots to spare following the loan of Edward Kizza to Memphis of the USL, the New England Revolution decided to spend on a potential Matt Turner predecessor. Djordje Petrovic is a 22-year-old Serbian goalkeeper from FK Cukaricki of the Serbian SuperLiga. His contract with the Revolution will be for three years, including an option for a fourth.
“Djordje is a welcomed addition to our roster. He is a young goalkeeper with excellent physical qualities and potential,” Bruce Arena said. “His play in the Serbian SuperLiga has been impressive, and we feel he has a great future with our club.”
Petrovic has averaged less than one goal against per match, as well as 33 clean sheets in 86 games. He also broke into the Serbian national team, debuting in January of 2021. The young goalkeeper has a lot of potential, and Arena’s staff clearly believes he could be the future of the club between the pipes.
As far as what this means for the Revolution, it’s a pretty interesting signing. Matt Turner is leaving for Arsenal in the summer. That still leaves Brad Knighton, Earl Edwards Jr., Jacob Jackson, and now Petrovic. It would be a surprise to see four keepers on the roster, so Edwards or Knighton could be playing in their last season for the Revs.
Jackson looks set to be the starting goalkeeper for Revolution II in MLS NEXT PRO. Petrovic will likely need to get his visa sorted before he can come stateside and play. The Revolution will face Inter Miami CF on ESPN on Saturday, with a chance to right the ship.
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