Shuttleworth signs contract extension with New England

Revs goalkeeper Bobby Shuttleworth has signed a contract extension, the team announced on Monday.

Shuttleworth, 28, signed with the Revs as a development player in 2009 after playing collegiately at Loyola College and the University of Buffalo. He spent three seasons as a backup to Matt Reis and took over the starting job during the 2013 season. That year he set a club record of 395 scoreless minutes and registered nine shutouts.

In his pro career, he’s played 97 games and posted 27 shutouts in regular-season games. He played every minute in five playoff games last year and conceded eight goals. His goals-allowed average this season is 1.36 and he’s recorded six shutouts and made 51 saves in 22 appearances.

Financial details were not released. In salary documents released by the MLS Players Union in July, his total compensation for the 2015 season is listed at $111,250.

“It’s been a long process,” Shuttleworth told MLSsoccer.com. “I’ve been here for seven years now. I couldn’t be happier and I’m very grateful to the club for giving me time to develop. It was a slow process, but they gave me the games when they could. Fortunately enough, I was able to do well enough to continue to grow. I’m just really happy to get the chance to continue to play here.”

The Revs, which lost the MLS Cup 2014 final to the Galaxy in extra time, has been rebuilding its season after losing five straight. Three wins and a tie in the last four games has improved their record to 9-9-7. They are fifth, just three points above the cutoff line for playoff teams.

“We have a young team, but we have a lot of guys that have good experience for being so young,” Shuttleworth said. “I think in our locker room, it’s a combination of a lot of different things, a lot of different guys. When people need to step up and take a leadership role, that happens a lot.”

 

 

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