Forward Matt Horth, who spent the 2011 and 2012 seasons with the Silverbacks, has signed with the New England Revolution of Major League Soccer, the club announced Friday.
The 6-foot-3 Ohio native scored 18 goals in 49 appearances for the Silverbacks, and scored more goals than any rookie in the North American Soccer League in 2011. He also scored the club's first ever goal as a member of the NASL.
For more on the signing, here is the announcement released by the Revolution...
FOXBOROUGH, Mass. – The New England Revolution has signed forward Matt Horth. Horth has been in preseason camp with the Revs following a guest training stint with the club last fall.
Horth, 23, most recently played for North American Soccer League’s Atlanta Silverbacks, where he played two seasons. In 49 appearances, he scored 18 goals in 2011 and 2012. Last season, he scored 10 goals and added one assist, following an eight-goal, one-assist effort as a rookie in 2011.
“We’re pleased to add a young forward in Matt to the roster,” Revolution General Manager Michael Burns said. “He is a talented young player who had had a strong record of scoring goals in the NASL. We believe has the potential to take the next step and do well for our club.”
Horth played collegiately Gordon College in Wenham, Mass., where he was a four-year starter. In 74 career appearances (72 starts), Horth scored 36 goals and added 20 assists and was a three-time All-New England honoree and a two-time first-team all-conference performer. Horth also spent time with PDL clubs Cape Cod Crusaders (2008), Southern California Seahorses (2009) and Cleveland Internationals (2010) while in college.
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Transaction: New England Revolution (MLS) – Signed F Matt Horth
Date of Birth: May 3, 1989 (Cleveland, Ohio)
Hometown: Akron, Ohio
Weight: 195 lbs.
Previous Club: Atlanta Silverbacks (NASL)
College: Gordon College
Youth Club: Ambassadors FC
How Acquired: Signed by the Revolution on January 25, 2013
In-Season Jersey Number: TBA
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