Academy Teams

Youth Update: December 18

Youth teams post 1-3-2 record at Winter Showcase

FOXBOROUGH, Mass. – The New England Revolution Under-18 and Under-16 teams recently returned from the U.S. Soccer Development Academy’s Winter Showcase, held in Sarasota, Fla. Combined, the teams went 1-3-2 against out-of-conference Academy opponents.

"The Winter Showcase is always an important event for us as we close the fall phase of our season,” said Director of Youth Development Bryan Scales. “The chance for our players to play against their MLS counterparts, as well as the U.S. U17 Showcase Team, is always valuable. There were some very good performances throughout the week and we were especially pleased with our Under-14 players, who gave a great account of themselves in each of the U16 matches."

Under-18s Winter Showcase summary
The Under-18s wrapped up their three-game schedule with a 0-2-1 record. The team opened with a come-from-behind, 4-4 draw against FC Dallas (Dec. 11), before suffering a pair of losses – 3-2 to D.C. United (Dec. 12) and 3-0 to the U.S. U17 National Team Showcase Team. Gio Alves (Pawtucket, R.I.) and Declan McCabe (Weston, Mass.) each scored two goals and added a combined three assists throughout the week, while Zach Herivaux (Brookline, Mass.) tallied one goal.

Under-16s Winter Showcase summary
The Under-16s earned a split 1-1-1 record, drawing the Portland Timbers (Dec. 12), 1-1, suffering a 1-0 loss to Minnesota’s Shattuck-Saint Mary’s (Dec. 13) and earning a 4-2 victory against Sporting Kansas City (Dec. 15). Justin Rennicks (S. Hamilton, Mass.) and Christian Schifano (Sudbury, Mass.) both scored two goals during the event, and Derek Blanchette (Scituate, R.I.) added one goal. Dylan Mott (Andover, Mass.) recorded a pair of assists, while three players each added one: Eddie Venta-Yepes (Lowell, Mass.), Justin Freitas (N. Attleboro, Mass.) and John Wilkins (Natick, Mass.).

Under-14 travel squad selections
Seven Under-14 players were selected to join the Winter Showcase travel squad: Alex Clarke (Windsor, Conn.), Daniel Jones (W. Hartford, Conn.), Prince Loney-Bailey (Cambridge, Mass.), Justin Rennicks, Christian Schifano, Travis Van Brewer (Wilbraham, Mass.) and Eddie Walsh (Westwood, Mass.). They played up with the Under-16s for their matches.

Academy Select game call-up
U16 Eddie Venta-Yepes represented the Revolution in the U17/18 Academy Select game on Thursday, Dec. 12. The games featured some of the top players throughout the 88-team U.S. Soccer Development Academy. Venta-Yepes entered the game in the 46th minute, beginning on the right wing before switching over to the left.

Season to-date records
Entering their winter hiatus, the Under-18s are 4-6-2 (14 pts.) overall and rank sixth in the U.S. Soccer Development Academy’s East Conference based on points per game. The Under-16s hold a 4-5-3 record (15 pts.) and are currently in seventh place in the Conference. The Under-14s enter the break at 7-2-1 (22 pts).

Spring schedule
The Under-14 team will resume play on Saturday, March 1, 2014, against BSC CT Academy in Bridgeport, Conn. The Under-18s and Under-16s kick off the spring portion of the schedule the following weekend at Gillette Stadium, when all three teams take on Everton FC Westchester. Regular training will begin the week of January 13, 2013.

New England Revolution U18s vs. FC Dallas U18s
Wednesday, December 11, 2012 – Lakewood Ranch, Fla. (Premier Sports Complex)
Revolution 4, FC Dallas 4

Scoring Summary:
FCD – Coy Craft 10
FCD – Coy Craft 45
NE – Declan McCabe (unassisted) 49
FCD – Coy Craft 55
NE – Troy Reeves (own goal) 60
NE – Declan McCabe (unassisted) 70
FCD – Coy Craft 89
NE – Gio Alves (Amadu Kunateh) 90

New England Revolution: Austin Aviza (GK), Will Rasid, Chris Arling, Adam Norman Christian Sady, Luke Albertini (Gio Alves 65), Zach Herivaux ©, Declan McCabe, Danny Apajee (Wes Turner 90), Matt Nyeayea (Amadu Kunateh 49), Gabe Gissie 

Unused Substitutes: Bruce Johnson, Emmanuel Kollie

Misconduct Summary:
NE – Christian Sady (caution) 70
FCD – Cesar Murillo (caution) 42

New England Revolution U18s vs. D.C. United U18s
Thursday, December 12, 2012 – Lakewood Ranch, Fla. (Premier Sports Complex)
D.C. United 3, Revolution 2

Scoring Summary:
DC – Timothy Oberg 35
DC – Jorge Calix 36
NE – Zach Herivaux (Declan McCabe) 61
DC – Ronald Ventura 67
NE – Gio Alves (Declan McCabe) 90

New England Revolution: Bruce Johnson (GK), Will Rasid, Chris Arling, Adam Norman Christian Sady, Gio Alves, Zach Herivaux © (Luke Albertini 91+), Declan McCabe, Danny Apajee (Emmanuel Kollie 60), Amadu Kunateh, Gabe Gissie (Wes Turner 65) 

Unused Substitutes: Austin Aviza, Matt Nyeayea

Misconduct Summary:
DC – James Filerman (caution) 32
DC – Gerson Umana (caution) 40

New England Revolution U16s vs. Portland Timbers U16s
Thursday, December 12, 2012 – Lakewood Ranch, Fla. (Premier Sports Complex)
Revolution 1, Timbers 1

Scoring Summary:
NE – Justin Rennicks (Dylan Mott) 19
POR – Nick Evans 57

New England Revolution: Bill Sinibaldi (GK), Derek Blanchette, Nick Woodruff, Ben Waithe, Daniel Jones (Alex Clarke 65), Max Diamond, John Wilkins, Justin Freitas (Santiago Cardona 59), Matt Morana ©, Justin Rennicks (Christian Schifano 47), Dylan Mott

Unused Substitutes: Eddie Walsh, Travis Van Brewer, Prince Loney-Bailey

Misconduct Summary:
None

New England Revolution U16s vs. Shattuck-Saint Mary’s U16s
Friday, December 13, 2012 – Lakewood Ranch, Fla. (Premier Sports Complex)
Shattuck 1, Revolution 0

Scoring Summary:
SSM – Uylosa Omorgbe 67

New England Revolution: Bill Sinibaldi (GK), Prince Loney-Bailey, Nick Woodruff, Ben Waithe, Daniel Jones, Max Diamond, Travis Van Brewer (John Wilkins 59), Santiago Cardona, Justin Rennicks, Christian Schifano (Dylan Mott 45), Alex Clarke (Justin Freitas 55)

Unused Substitutes: Eddie Walsh

Misconduct Summary:
SSM – William Werner (caution) 80

New England Revolution U18s vs. U.S. YNT Showcase Team U18s
Saturday, December 14, 2012 – Lakewood Ranch, Fla. (Premier Sports Complex)
USYNT 3, Revolution 0

Scoring Summary:
US – Sean Teixeira 87
US – Weston McKennie 89
US – Devin Vega 90

New England Revolution: Austin Aviza (GK) (Bruce Johnson 75), Will Rasid, Chris Arling, Adam Norman Matt Morana, Zach Herivaux ©, Luke Albertini (Derek Blanchette 60), Declan McCabe, Danny Apajee, Amadu Kunateh (Wes Turner 70), Eddie Venta-Yepes (Emmanuel Kollie 48)

Unused Substitutes: None

Misconduct Summary:
NE – Adam Norman (caution) 65

New England Revolution U16s vs. Sporting Kansas City U16s
Sunday, December 15, 2012 – Lakewood Ranch, Fla. (Premier Sports Complex)
Revolution 4, Sporting 2

Scoring Summary:
NE – Christian Schifano (Dylan Mott) 18
SKC – Hector Solorio 20
SKC – Bryce Gibson 21
NE – Derek Blanchette (John Wilkins) 23
NE – Christian Schifano (Justin Freitas) 26
NE – Justin Rennicks (Eddie Venta-Yepes) 60

New England Revolution: Bill Sinibaldi (GK), Travis Van Brewer, Nick Woodruff (Daniel Jones 41), Ben Waithe, Matt Morana ©, Max Diamond, John Wilkins (Eddie Venta-Yepes 58), Derek Blanchette (Prince Loney-Bailey 72), Christian Schifano, Dylan Mott (Alex Clarke 70), Justin Freitas (Justin Rennicks 50)

Unused Substitutes: Eddie Walsh, Santiago Cardona

Misconduct Summary:
SKC – Paul Whitener (caution) 66