Updated May 17, 2023
JUSTIN RENNICKS AT A GLANCE:
- In January 2019, became the sixth Revolution Academy product to sign with the club as a Homegrown Player.
- Owns 32 MLS appearances and 13 starts with two goals in the regular season, adding three MLS Cup Playoff appearances during the 2020 campaign.
- In 2022, logged career highs in goals (2), appearances (17), starts (11) and minutes played (785).
- Has scored seven goals for the United States’ Under-20 side, including the game winner in a Round of 16 win vs. France in the 2019 FIFA U-20 World Cup.
- The only two-time recipient of the UnitedHealthcare Revolution Academy Player of the Year Award (2014 and 2015), developed for four-plus years in the Revolution Academy, scoring 38 goals with 25 assists in over 100 appearances in the program.
MLS CAREER: Signed by the Revolution as a Homegrown Player on Jan. 18, 2019…Became the sixth Revolution Academy product to sign with the first team…Has made 32 league appearances with 13 starts and 1,094 minutes played in MLS…Made three additional appearances in the 2020 MLS Cup Playoffs as a substitute…Scored two goals in four career U.S. Open Cup appearances…Has also featured extensively for Revolution II in USL League One during the 2020 and 2021 campaigns, tallying nine goals in 35 appearances…As a rookie in 2019, appeared in two MLS games, including one start…Made four appearances in 2020…Made one appearance in 2021…In 2022, set career-high marks in goals (2), games played (17), games started (11), minutes played (785), shots (12) and shots on goal (5)…In 2023, has appeared in seven matches, starting once, along with one goal in two additional U.S. Open Cup appearances.
2023: Has appeared in seven matches, starting once, along with one goal in two additional U.S. Open Cup appearances…(4/25) vs. HFD: Notched second career goal in U.S. Open Cup play…(4/29) vs. CIN: Marked 30th MLS appearance with first start of the season.
2022: Appeared in 17 MLS matches to, starting 11 times and tallying two goals on 12 shots with five on target, all career-high marks for the Homegrown Player…Made two additional appearances in the U.D. Open Cup, helping New England advance to the Round of 16…(3/19) at CLT: Made season debut, playing 18 minutes as a substitute…(4/2) vs. NY: Made first start of the campaign, logging 83 minutes with a shot on target and three fouls won…(4/9) at MCF: Tallied first MLS goal and matched a career high with two shots in an 89-minute shift…(4/16) vs. CLT: Started and played 89 minutes, recording two shots...(5/25) at NYC: Started and played 120 minutes in U.S. Open Cup play...(7/30) vs. TOR: Started and played 55 minutes before being replaced by Giacomo Vrioni for his home debut…(8/6) at ORL: Started and played 74 minutes with one shot…(8/13) vs. DC: Collected two shots, including one on goal, over a 79-minute start…(8/17) at TOR: Converted Carles Gil’s assist for second goal of the season…Started and played 68 minutes in the 2-2 draw…(8/28) vs. LA: Featured in the Starting XI for the sixth consecutive game…(9/17) vs. MTL: Started and played 64 minutes…(10/1) vs. ATL: Closed the season with a 14-minute performance off the bench in 2-1 win.
2021: Made one MLS appearance on the season as a substitute…Spent most of the season with Revolution II, making 27 appearances, including 26 starts, in USL League One with five goals and three assists…(8/21) vs. CIN: Made season MLS debut in the win…Postseason: (11/30) vs. NYC: Featured on the matchday roster and was available off the bench in New England’s 2-2 draw in the Eastern Conference Semifinal.
2020: Made a career-high four appearances, all as a substitute, in league play...Appeared off the bench in three MLS Cup Playoff games, his first postseason action…(3/7) vs. CHI: Made season debut in 1-1 draw and recorded one shot…(7/17) at DC: Played one minute as a substitute in 1-1 draw…(7/21) at TOR: Recorded 13 minutes of action and registered one shot…(8/20) vs. PHI: Played four minutes as a substitute…Postseason: (11/20) vs. MTL: Became third Homegrown Player in club history to appear in a playoff match…Logged four minutes with one shot attempt…(11/24) at PHI: Made second consecutive playoffs appearance as a substitute, playing one minute…(12/6) at CLB: Played five minutes in Eastern Conference Final, recording three tackles and winning four of five duels.
2019: Signed by the Revolution as a Homegrown Player on Jan. 18, 2019 after two years at Indiana University…Saw action in two games, starting once, and logged 106 minutes…Scored first professional goal with New England in U.S. Open Cup Round of 16 match on July 19 at Orlando City…Loaned to North Carolina FC of the USL Championship on Aug. 1 for remainder of season, where he played in 10 games…Named to the 2019 MLS Homegrown Team roster and played 45 minutes in win against the Chivas Under-20s on July 30…Represented the United States at the 2019 FIFA U-20 World Cup in Poland…Played in four matches and scored the game-winning goal in the Round of 16 vs. France…Missed time with a hamstring injury suffered while on U-20 national team duty in March…(3/9) vs. CLB: Came off bench for 45 minutes in MLS debut…(6/29) vs. HOU: Made first career MLS start in the 2-1 win…Recorded one shot in 61 minutes played.
CLUB CAREER OUTSIDE OF MLS: Has spent portions of the 2020 and 2021 seasons on loan with New England Revolution II in USL League One…Has totaled nine goals in 35 appearances for Revolution II to date…Featured for Revolution II in MLS NEXT Pro action on May 1, 2022, starting and playing 45 minutes…
In 2021, made 27 appearances, starting 26, and tallying five goals and three assists…Made eight appearances and scored four goals in 2020, tied for the team lead…Made Revs II debut on Sept. 16 at Tucson…Opened League One account on Sept. 19 at Omaha…Scored second game winner of the season on Sept. 26 at Orlando City B…Tallied third goal on Oct. 9 vs. Fort Lauderdale…Notched first professional assist on Oct. 16 at North Texas SC…Notched fourth and final goal of the season on Oct. 24 at Forward Madison…Spent most of the 2019 season on loan with North Carolina FC in the USL Championship…Totaled 10 games played, with three starts, and notched one assist in 301 minutes of action…Helped the team qualify for the postseason.
COLLEGE CAREER (INDIANA): Scored six goals and tallied one assist in 29 appearances for the Hoosiers across two seasons…Appeared in 20 matches with six goals, including three game winners, as a sophomore…Earned second-team All-Big Ten, first-team All-North Region, and College Cup All-Tournament Team honors…Played in nine matches as a freshman despite having season limited due to injury…Named a four-star recruit by Top Drawer Soccer… Ranked the No. 30 player in Top Drawer Soccer's IMG Academy 150… Also ranked the No. 1 player in the Northeast Region and the No. 9 forward in the country by Top Drawer Soccer.
REVOLUTION ACADEMY: Developed for more than four seasons in Revolution Academy before becoming the program’s sixth product to sign a first team contract…Two-time UnitedHealthcare Academy Player of the Year in 2014 and 2015, and the club’s U-14 Player of the Year in 2013…Academy career totals include 38 goals and 25 assists in over more than 100 appearances across all levels…Joined Revolution Academy before the 2012-13 U.S. Soccer Development Academy season, entering with the Under-14 team… Scored seven goals and added six assists – all with the U-14s …Made 21 appearances for the U-16 side, scoring seven goals and tallying four assists during the 2013-14 campaign…Continued with the U-16 team throughout the 2014-15 season, scoring four goals and adding a team-best nine assists in 34 appearances (28 starts)… Made 15 starts for the U-18 team during the 2015-16 season, tallying 1,315 minutes and six goals… Scored eight goals and tallied three assists in 12 appearances for the U-18s during the 2016-17 season.
NATIONAL TEAM (UNITED STATES): Represents the United States and has received multiple call-ups at the Under-18, and Under-20 levels…Owns seven goals at the U-20 level and made eight-of-nine U-20 rosters during the latest World Cup cycle, most among all players in the pool…Helped the U-18s win the 23rd International Vaclav Jezek Tournament in the Czech Republic…Played with U-18 team in their tournaments in Slovakia and Portugal…Scored a brace against Honduras with the U-20s in May 2018…Appeared with the USMNT U-20 team in the Concacaf U-20 Championship in the fall of 2018…Totaled four goals across six appearances during the tournament… Scored a goal and tallied an assist in 7-1 win over Puerto Rico on Nov. 1, 2018…Called in to U-20 camp in Spain from March 18-26 to prepare for the 2019 FIFA U-20 World Cup in Poland…Played against France on March 22, but left the match with a hamstring injury…Named to the U-20 roster for the 2019 FIFA U-20 World Cup…Played in four of the United States’ five matches in Poland, including both knockout-round matches…Made a pair of substitute appearances in the group stage, logging six minutes played on May 24 vs. Ukraine, before seeing an additional three minutes on May 27 vs. Nigeria…Scored game-winning goal in 3-2 Round of 16 win over France on June 4, 2019…Came off bench in the Quarterfinal loss to Ecuador on June 10.
Personal: Son of Edward and Diane Rennicks…Has one brother, James… Follows all Boston sports as a fan of the New England Patriots, Boston Red Sox, and Boston Bruins…Enjoys snowboarding, and mountain biking…Previously played baseball and basketball.