19-year old Zachary Herivaux has chosen to forego playing soccer at Providence to enter the pros, signing a Major League Soccer contract with the New England Revolution. The Japanese-Haitian who is part of the Haiti U20 national team signed the contract Saturday and is expected to make his debut against Orlando City on Friday.
“We are very excited to be officially adding Zach to our roster and having him begin his professional career with the New England Revolution,” Revolution general manager Michael Burns said in a statement. “Our Academy continues to grow and improve and Zach is a clear indication of that. Our past Academy graduates have had an outstanding impact on our club and we feel that in time, Zach will be able to leave a similar mark.”
“I couldn’t be happier to be signing with the Revolution,” said Herivaux, who captained the U-18 team for the past two seasons. “The Academy helped me grow as a player both on and off the field, and I’m ready to take this next step in my career. I’m excited represent my hometown club, and to have the opportunity to play in front of my family and friends. I can’t wait to start training with the first team.”
Haitian-Japanese, Herivaux was born in Osaka, Japan but grew up in Brookline, Massachusetts, spent four seasons with the Revolution Academy, U-16 and U-18 teams. In 2014 he was the inaugural UnitedHealthcare Youth Player of the Year.
Eligible to play internationally for Haiti, Japan and the Unites States, Herivaux spent time in camp with the US Under-15 national team in 2011. However, his most recent international experience came with Haiti as he appeared in all five (three starts) of his country’s games at the 2015 CONCACAF U-20 Championship.