January 2, 2017 MIDFIELD PICKUP Boston City signs former Revolution Academy star
Former New England Revolution Academy midfielder Kevin Herrera has signed with Boston City FC, the team announced Monday.
Herrera, who scored 10 goals in 23 matches as Daniel Webster (14-3-6) took the New England Collegiate Conference title and advanced to the second round of the NCAA Division 3 tournament, played for Greater Lowell United last season. Herrera totaled six appearances, compiling a goal and an assist in two games against Boston City for Greater Lowell.
“There are many reasons I am excited to sign with Boston City,” Herrera, 20, said. “The experience that coach Palhinha has after a such a great career with Sao Paulo and the Brazil national team means it will be great to work under him and learn from him. After playing against Boston City last season, I knew I wanted to join the team. I did well in those two matches and scored and assisted and now I feel like they have confidence in me and believe I can contribute to help the club win. With what the organization has already achieved and where it is going to be in the future, I had to sign. If I want to play at the highest level, playing with this club is definitely the way to go.”
Herrera played with Seacoast United Under 18s and Under 16s after playing for the Revolution Academy from ages 13 to 16. In 2012, he represented the Revolution U-17s at the Future Champions Gauteng Tournament in South Africa.
Herrera, born in El Salvador, attended Lynn English High School, Buckingham Browne & Nichols and Brooks School, then went to UMass Lowell, redshirting his junior year, and transferring to Daniel Webster.