Scott Caldwell joined Real Salt Lake as the first new acquisition heading into the 2022 Major League Soccer season, signing as a free agent from New England Revolution. The defensive midfielder comes to Utah with nearly 250 MLS appearances between the regular and postseason, providing valuable experience and leadership for Head Coach Pablo Mastroeni in his first full season at the helm.
Here is everything you need to know about Caldwell’s career prior to joining RSL:
- Caldwell, 29, was born in Braintree, Massachusetts.
- Prior to joining the New England Revolution Academy, Caldwell spent two years at the IMG Soccer Academy in Florida.
- Caldwell signed his first professional contract on December 21, 2012 and made his professional debut on March 16, 2013 against Philadelphia Union.
- In his nine seasons with New England he recorded five goals and 18 assists in 229 regular-season matches, while also adding two assists in 13 playoff appearances.
- Caldwell helped the Revolution win the 2021 Supporter’s Shield, the first in New England’s history, while also setting a MLS single-season points record with 73 points during the regular season.
- Caldwell was New England’s second-ever Homegrown signing, joining the Revolution in 2013.
- The midfielder’s 229 appearances with New England are the eighth-most in the Revolution’s history.
- While at University of Akron he won the 2010 NCAA College Cup, three MAC Conference Tournament Championships and four-consecutive MAC Conference Regular Season Titles.
- At the 2010 NCAA College Cup he was named the Most Outstanding Player of the tournament.
What he is Saying About RSL:
“My first couple weeks have been fantastic, I can’t complain about anything. The energy of the group and the friendliness of the guys and coaching staff has been so welcoming. This is a great group and I’m excited to continue to work and be a part of this season.”
What Pablo Mastroeni is saying about Scott:
“Scott is a solid all-around midfielder, a guy that plays simple, keeps the ball moving reads the game well. It’s hard to believe he’s been in the league for 9-10 years, great to have him here with his positivity and work rate, he’s a strong addition to our overall depth.”