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Revolution sign goalkeeper Djordje Petrovic to three-year extension

Djordje Petrovic (above) has impressed Revolution coach Bruce Arena from the very beginning.MARK STOCKWELL FOR THE BOSTON GLOBE

The Revolution have signed goalkeeper Djordje Petrovic to a three-year contract extension, the club announced Friday.

In his debut MLS season, the 22-year-old Serbian has recorded seven shutouts across 20 games with a 75.7 save percentage, the second-best mark among regulars in the league.

Petrovic was leased to the Revolution in April from Belgrade club FK Cukaricki, replacing stalwart Matt Turner, who left for the Premier League. Petrovic’s play earned him team MVP honors, and he’s in consideration for MLS Goalkeeper of the Year.

Coach Bruce Arena said Friday he knew Petrovic would be a seamless fit after watching him on film for three minutes.


“He’s one of the easiest players we’ve brought in here,” said Arena. “I knew right away he could be a real good one. He had a really good season and we’re real pleased to have him for years to come.”

Petrovic was already under contract, but the extension will keep him in New England through 2025, with a club option for 2026.

Petrovic said his goal is to eventually return to Europe and sign a lucrative club deal. For now, he wants to continue honing his craft.

“New England is definitely a good experience for me,” Petrovic said through an interpreter. “My goal is to play for a major team in Europe, and I’ll definitely stay here for a little longer and get more experience.”

The Revolution conclude their season Sunday at the Chicago Fire.