Player of the Week: Caleb Calvert

22 February 5:40 pm

Player of the Week: Caleb Calvert

By Olivia Cervantes

Chivas USA Youth Academy forward Caleb Calvert was named U.S. Soccer’s Development Academy’s Player of the Week after a superb performance with the U18 squad last weekend.

Calvert, 16, recently joined the U18 team after playing the first half of the 2012-2013 season with the U16’s. On Saturday, the young Goats earned their first win of the year thanks to two goals from Calvert, helping lead the team to the final 2-1 victory over Crossfire Premiere. The following day, the Phelan, Calif. native repeated himself and notched another two goals, this time against Vancouver Whitecaps FC’s U17/18 Team. The Red-and-White took a 3-2 victory over the Canadian team and now hold a 7-5-5 (W-L-T) record and sit in fifth place of the Southwest Division.

Before joining the U18 squad, Calvert had scored 13 goals with the U16s, becoming the top goal scorer for the young team.

Nicknamed “Rooney,” Calvert has a bright future ahead. Make sure to follow Calvert’s progress in the Academy by following Chivas USA’s Youth Academy on Twitter: @ChivasUSAYouth