Jersey No.: 37
Weight: 152 lbs.
Date of Birth: March 15, 1994
Place of Birth: Beverly, Mass.
Hometown: Byfield, Mass.
High School: Georgetown High School
Last Club: FC Bolts
Status: Under-18 roster
2010-11: Made 28 overall appearances overall, including 12 starts: 25 appearances with 12 starts for the Under-16 team and three appearances for the Under-18 team. Scored three goals and added six assists. Had a two-goal game at South Central Premier (June 12). Had a two-assist game against Sporting Kansas City (Dec. 6). Made his Revolution debut for the U16s in the season opener against FC Westchester (Nov. 20). Registered three assists in three appearances during the U.S. Soccer Development Academy Winter Showcase (Dec. 3-6) in Phoenix, Ariz. Scored the game-winner and earned an assist in his first appearance with the Under-18 team at Met Oval (March 26). Made three appearances – including one start – during the Development Academy Playoffs in Frisco, Texas (June 25-28). Selected to the Generation adidas Cup roster in July, but was unable to make the trip because of illness.
HIGH SCHOOL: Is a senior at Georgetown High School (Georgetown, Mass.) … has played four seasons … earned 2011 all-state honors … is a two-time Cape Ann League All-Star (2010, 2011) … earned 2010 NSCAA High School All-Region 1 honors.
Before Revs: Most recently played one season with FC Greater Boston Bolts … also spent three seasons with Seacoast United … was a member of Northshore United for two seasons, serving as captain during his second year.
Personal: Matthew Paul Bitchell … is the son of Ruth Patricia Bitchell … has two siblings, Patrick (23) and Emily (19) … lists Cristiano Ronaldo and Lionel Messi among his favorite soccer players … is a fan of Manchester United and Real Mardrid and follows all Boston sports teams … also enjoys skiing.