The New England Revolution announced the signing of 2004 MLS SuperDraft pick Jeremiah White on Friday.
It only took eight years.
White, the Revs third round pick (23rd overall) in the 2004 Major League Soccer SuperDraft, opted to try his luck in Europe rather than sign in MLS. The speedy winger’s whirlwind tour across the pond saw him play in Serbia with OFK Beograd, Greece with Panserraikos, France with FC Gueugnon Denmark with AGF Aarhus, Saudi Arabia with Al-Ettifaq, and most recently in Poland with GKS Belchatów.
White’s best spell came with Aarhus from 2007-2010 where he registered seven goals and 12 assists in 80 matches. He also made an appearance with the U.S. National Team in 2008.
Other than that period, White, 29, struggled to stick with a team for longer than a season.
Now White – after an extended trial this preseason – is finally set to join the team that drafted him.
“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 in a statement. “After having him in for parts of preseason, we’re looking forward to his return to the team and addition to the roster.”
White, often deployed as a right midfielder, joins a team now heavy in outside midfielder options after the addition of Lee Nguyen and Kelyn Rowe this offseason. With the team also having Ryan Guy, Sainey Nyassi and Zak Boggs, who are most comfortable on the right, there should be no shortage of competition for spots.
Prior to starting his professional career, White scored 37 goals and added 29 assists in 67 games as a forward for Wake Forest University.
White will be formally added to the Revs roster upon the receipt of his International Transfer Certificate and is expected to join the team in training next week.
Date of Birth: April 2, 1982 (Washington, D.C.)
Hometown: Lansdowne, Pa.
Weight: 170 lbs.
Previous Club: GKS Belchatow (POL)
College: Wake Forest
Youth Club: FC Delco
Status: Senior Roster
Jersey Number: TBA