Following the bombshell move yesterday, Chivas USA appear to be ready to make more moves, which makes sense considering how small the roster is getting. According to this report from J.R. Eskilson on Top Drawer Soccer this morning, the Goats will be signing Chivas USA Academy player Caleb Calvert to a Homegrown contract, perhaps as soon as today.
Calvert, 16, would be the second Homegrown player currently on the roster, after midfielder Marky Delgado (who coincidentally got his first career professional start Saturday). Calvert is a forward, and he played ahead an age group with the U-18 Academy team most of the season. In that bracket, he finished fourth overall nationwide in scoring, with 22 goals in 27 games. He has also featured for Chivas USA in their MLS Reserve League game last month against the Seattle Sounders, scoring a goal in that game.
Calvert had committed to UC Santa Barbara, but should he sign the deal, he obviously won't go to play college ball. He's tall, listed at 6'2", which means he could have some growing yet to do, and his ability to score at Academy level will hopefully translate to the pro game.
We'll keep track of any developments in this story. In the meantime, what do you think? Leave a comment below!