Forward Justin Rennicks made four appearances for the United States U-20 National Team at the FIFA U-20 World Cup earlier this summer. | Photo courtesy New England Revolution
CARY, N.C. – Justin Rennicks, who earlier this season featured for the United States U-20 National Team at the FIFA U-20 World Cup, has joined the USL Championship’s North Carolina FC on loan from the New England Revolution of Major League Soccer through the end of the 2019 season, pending federation approval, the club announced on Thursday.
A 20-year-old native of Beverly, Mass., Rennicks brings extensive international experience with the U.S. U-18 and U-20 national teams to NCFC, most recently playing in four matches at the 2019 FIFA U-20 World Cup in Poland. On June 4, Rennicks scored the game-winning goal in the United States’ 3-2 victory against France to send the side to the Quarterfinals of the tournament.
Following four seasons in the Revolution Academy – which included two Academy Player of the Year selections – and two collegiate seasons at Indiana University, Rennicks signed with New England as a Homegrown Player in January.
Across all competitions, Rennicks has appeared in three matches in his rookie season, making his debut as a second-half substitute against Columbus Crew SC on March 9. On June 19, Rennicks scored his first professional goal in extra time of New England’s Round of 16 match against Orlando City SC in the Lamar Hunt U.S. Open Cup.
Rennicks was given his first MLS start by New England head coach Bruce Arena on June 29, playing 61 minutes in a 2-1 win against the Houston Dynamo. Earlier this week, Rennicks played in the 2019 MLS Homegrown Game, helping his team advance past Chivas Guadalajara U-20 on penalty kicks.
With his move to NCFC through the end of the season, Rennicks is set to reunite with former Indiana teammates Austin Panchot and Timmy Mehl, who are also in their rookie seasons at the club. In two years with the Hoosiers, Rennicks made 29 appearances and scored six goals.