As Bryan Scales, the New England Revolution Academy director, sat down to reflect on Declan McCabe’s path, he opted for the big-picture look.
Here was a two-footed attacking player who went to The Rivers School, spent time down at U.S. Soccer’s nowdefunct residency program in Bradenton, Fla., and stood out as a Revs’ youth mainstay. He grew up in Weston, Mass., and spent much of his club career with MPS, which is now part of the Global Premier Soccer umbrella.
Now, McCabe stands tall as a senior at Georgetown, a top program nationally, and with a stellar final campaign for the Hoyas in the books. The cherry on top? "Dec," as he’s known by family and friends, curled home the gamewinning free kick in the Big East tournament final against Xavier, giving the Hoyas a 2-1 win in mid-November.