New England Revolution has announced the signing of goalkeeper Henrich Ravas, hailing from the Polish club Widzew Łódź. The signing is aimed at strengthening the team for the 2024 Major League Soccer (MLS) season, with Ravas under contract until the end of 2026 and an option for 2027.
At 26 years old, Ravas brings a wealth of experience, having played for three seasons in Poland, where he stood out as one of the best defenders in his league. His track record includes stints with English side Derby County and Slovakian club FK Senica before establishing himself as a top goalkeeper at Widzew Łódź, accumulating 161 professional appearances.
Revolution's Sporting Director, Curt Onalfo, expressed confidence in Ravas's abilities, highlighting his physical attributes and high-level European experience as crucial factors for a smooth transition to the MLS. Ravas's arrival is seen as a crucial reinforcement for the team's defensive line.
Revolution's coach, Caleb Porter, praised Ravas's goalkeeping quality and believes he has the potential to make an immediate impact in the league. Porter emphasizes the player's experience and growth over the past seasons, fueling expectations that his best years are still ahead.
The signing of Ravas comes at a strategic moment for New England Revolution, seeking goalkeeping stability following Djordje Petrovic's transfer to Chelsea FC last year. With Ravas, the club hopes to fill that gap and solidify its position in the MLS.
Under Caleb Porter's guidance, New England Revolution will kick off the 2024 season on February 24, facing D.C. United. Before that, they have a challenge in the Concacaf Champions Cup, taking on CA Independiente de La Chorrera on February 21, aiming for success in the international competition.