FOXBOROUGH, Mass. – New England Revolution goalkeeper Djordje Petrović has been called into the Serbia National Team, his third senior international call-up. Petrović and The Eagles will take on the United States at Banc of California Stadium in Los Angeles on Wed., Jan. 25 (10:00 p.m. ET).
Petrović has been capped once by the Serbia National Team, earning his debut in a friendly against the Dominican Republic on Jan. 25, 2021. Petrović started and played 90 minutes in his first international action, registering a clean sheet in a 0-0 draw. Petrović was also named as a substitute for a friendly against Panama on Jan. 29, 2021, and was an unused reserve for Serbia’s UEFA Nations League B clash with Russia on Nov. 18, 2020. Petrović also received call-ups to the Serbia Under-21 side for UEFA U-21 European Championship Qualifying, starting once on Oct. 9, 2020, in a 1-0 win over the Poland U-21s.
Acquired by New England from Serbian side FK Čukarički in April 2022, Petrović excelled in his first season with the Revolution, making 21 starts with seven clean sheets and a 1.29 goals against average. A finalist for both the 2022 Allstate MLS Goalkeeper of the Year and 2022 MLS Newcomer of the Year, Petrović was named Revolution Team MVP and was also voted Revolution Players’ Player of the Year by his teammates.
Petrović backstopped New England to four consecutive clean sheets and a 402-minute shutout streak, the second longest in club history and the third best in MLS this season. According to American Soccer Analysis’ advanced metrics, Petrović recorded -10.66 goals prevented (G-xG) and +11.83 goals added (G+) last season, both the highest single-season totals in MLS since the statistics were first tracked in 2013.