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IU alumnus Justin Rennicks selected to MLS Homegrown Team

The speedster was named Second-Team All-Big Ten just months ago after scoring six goals for the Hoosiers as a sophomore

Justin Rennicks (10) chases after a ball during IU’s College Cup matchup with the Maryland Terrapins in December 2018.
Auston Matricardi

On Wednesday Major League Soccer announced the roster for its sixth annual Homegrown Game, including former Hoosier and current New England Revolution forward Justin Rennicks among some of the best young players in the league.

The team is comprised of the 22 most outstanding MLS Academy products and is a part of the league’s all-star week. Rennicks is in the midst of his first professional season, having signed a homegrown deal with New England following the end of his sophomore season at IU in December.

Since leaving Bloomington he’s played in a trio of matches for his new club, starting in one, and scored his first professional goal in a U.S. Open Cup clash with Orlando City SC.

He was also busy this summer representing the USA in the U-20 World Cup. He played in four games in the tournament as a substitute and scored a huge goal to put the Yanks through to the quarterfinal round.

Rennicks and the rest of the MLS Homegrown Team will face Chivas de Guadalajara’s U-20 side, the reigning Mexican U-20 champion, on July 30 at 5:00 p.m. in Orlando, Fla. The match will be broadcast on TUDN (Univision Deportes) and will be streamed on Twitter.