Chivas USA announced on Friday, July 5th the signing of Southern California native Caleb Calvert as a Homegrown Player. Per Major League Soccer and team policy, details of the contract will not be disclosed.
A true center forward, Calvert has been a part of Chivas USA’s Youth Academy for over two years, and has now become the youngest player to sign a professional contract in club history at 16 years, 8 months and 13 days.
Before Calvert, current Chivas USA midfielder Marco Delgado, who just earned two starts in the last two games for the Goats, was the youngest player to sign a professional contract at 16 years, 10 months and 17 days.
In the 2012/2013 U.S Soccer Development Academy Regular Season, ‘Rooney’, as he is most known among his teammates, became the leading goal scorer in the nation with 22, turning into a vital member of both U15/16 and U17/18 teams with the Red-and-White.
On June 2, the finisher joined Chivas USA’s Reserve Team in their match-up against the Seattle Sounders FC Reserves. Calvert played the entire 90 minutes with the Red-and-White and notched his first goal with the Reserves in Chivas USA’s 2-1 win over fellow Western Conference Reserve team.