Meinwaseh “Matt” Nyeayea
Pronunciation: men-WAH-sa NAY-yay
Jersey No.: 32
Weight: 150 lbs.
Date of Birth: March 30, 1995
Place of Birth: Trenton, N.J.
Hometown: Worcester, Mass.
High School: Worcester South High School
Last Club: MPS
Status: Under-18 roster
2011-12: Made 13 appearances, including seven starts, with the Under-16 team. Scored five goals and added four assists. Had two game-winning goals: against D.C. United (March 10) and Seacoast United (June 16). Also scored goals against South Central Premier (June 10), Empire United (June 17) and Chivas USA (June 26). Had a three-assist game against Empire United (June 17) and added one assist against the Dallas Texans (June 29). Traveled to Johannesburg, South Africa, for the 2012 Future Champions Gauteng tournament (March 26-31), and made five appearances, including three starts. Made his debut playing up with the U18s against Albertson SC (June 3). Made three appearances, including two starts, during the Development Academy Playoffs (June 26-29) in Frisco, Texas.
HIGH SCHOOL: Is a junior at Worcester South High School (Worcester, Mass.) … played two seasons before the Development Academy moved to a 10-month season … earned 2011 Worcester Telegram & Gazette all-star honors.
BEFORE REVS: Advanced to the State Cup and Super Y League finals during his two season as a member of the MPS Bulldogs … won the 2007 State Cup championship during his four seasons as a member of FC United … played with Mass. ODP from 2008-11, serving as captain from 2009-11 … was also a Region I player from 2008-11, and traveled to Italy with the team in 2009.
U.S. NATIONAL TEAM: Was called into U.S. National Team training camp as an Under-14 player in 2008.
PERSONAL: Meinwaseh Matthew Nyeayea … is the son of Dennis Guawon Nyeayea and Kou Marie Dolo-Nyeayea … has four siblings, Melvin (32), Saye (28), Alfred (24) and Courtney (9) … lists George Weah, Samir Nasri, Robin van Persie and Xavi among his favorite professional soccer players … supports Arsenal and FC Barcelona … also follows the Los Angeles Lakers and the New York Giants … enjoys playing basketball and dancing.