FOXBORO, MA - JULY 17: Fans of the New England Revolution show their support before a game against Philadelphia Union at Gillette Stadium on July 17, 2011 in Foxboro, Massachusetts. (Photo by Jim Rogash/Getty Images)
The New England Revolution have announced the signing of pacy winger Jeremiah White. White was with the team for most of the preseason on an extended trial, and is expected to join the squad next week
The New England Revolution announced today that they have completed the signing of 29-year old American Jeremiah White on a free transfer. White, a speedy right-winger who earned a cap with the United States Men's National Team in 2008, will be added to the roster pending receipt of his International Transfer Certificate and is expected to join the team for training next week.
Per team and league policy, contract details were not released.
"Jeremiah is an out-and-out attacking player who we believe can help us stretch defenses with his speed and ability to beat defenders in one-on-one situations, especially out wide," Revolution General Manager Michael Burns said. "After having him in for parts of preseason, we're looking forward to his return to the team and addition to the roster."
White was originally drafted by the Revolution in the third round of the 2004 MLS SuperDraft, but after a decorated college career at Wake Forest, the Lansdowne, PA native elected to bypass MLS and try his luck overseas. White signed with OFK Beograd in Serbia, but did not stay long before moving on to Panserraikos in Greece. After just one season in Serres, he caught on with FC Geugnon in France for a short time.
After leaving France, White found a home in Denmark with AGF Aarhus, where eventually played with current Revolution midfielder Benny Feilhaber. From 2007-2009, White registered 86 appearances and seven goals, helping Aarhus win promotion back to the Danish Superliga in the process. White then moved to Al-Ettifaq in Saudi Arabia for the first six months of 2010 before continuing his long soccer journey and stopping off in Poland at GKS Belchatow for the remainder of the year.
White will be expected to provide depth in the wide areas, a spot where the Revs have lacked consistent, quality play for the last few seasons. He scored a goal against the LA Galaxy in the Desert Diamond Cup preseason tournament, flashing his pace finishing well from a tight angle after Alec Purdie put him through on goal.
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