MLS New England Revolution

Texas bound: Cody Cropper, Zachary Herivaux find new teams for 2020

Former Revolution players Cody Cropper and Zachary Herivaux have new soccer homes ahead of the 2020 season.

ProSoccerUSA.com‘s Julian Cardillo reported Friday afternoon that Cropper, a former three-year Revolution goalkeeper, signed with Major League Soccer side Houston Dynamo for a reported three-year deal Friday.

Herivaux, a former Revolution midfielder, announced on Twitter Friday evening that he had signed with USL Championship side San Antonio FC.

For Cropper, the move means the opportunity to compete and potentially win a starting job in MLS, something he had from time to time in New England. The Dynamo only returned one goalkeeper — Michael Nelson — from its 2019 team, and also picked up another goalkeeper in Marko Maric from German Bundesliga side TSG 1899 Hoffenheim in recent weeks.

A midseason acquisition in 2016, Cropper played sparingly in 2019, replacing Brad Knighton during the early portion of the Revolution’s season, coming up with a victory against Minnesota United before being part of two of the Revs’ worst losses of the season: a 3-nil midweek defeat at the hands of a late-arriving Montreal side, and the 6-1 defeat against Philadelphia. He found himself supplanted by Matt Turner.

Cropper was then sent on loan to Hartford Athletic in USL Championship.

Herivaux, too, played sparingly for the Revolution through his career, with a total of 10 appearances in the league to go along with a handful of appearances in the US Open Cup competition. The third Homegrown player in Revolution history and first to leave the club after being notified his contract would not be renewed, the Brookline, Mass. resident played with Birmingham Legion in 2019, scoring one goal in 20 appearances.

But he also spent time in San Antonio on loan in 2017, playing in two matches; in the club’s Twitter post, it had written, “If you love someone, let them go. If they come back, it was meant to be. @ZHerivaux100 is back in red and black for the 2020 @USLChampionship season! #Defend210

Herivaux signed his initial Revolution contract in 2015.

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