Revolution announces 2014-15 youth squads
FOXBOROUGH, Mass. – The New England Revolution has announced the rosters for its 2014-15 Revolution Academy youth teams. In total, 59 players from the New England region were selected for the Revolution’s youth squads: 17 on the Under-18 team, 19 on the Under-16 team and 23 on the Under-14 team. The players were scouted by the youth development staff over the past year and selected after both invitational training sessions and open tryouts this summer.
Coming off the 2013-14 season which saw the Under-18 team advance to the U.S. Soccer Development Academy Playoffs for the fourth time in club history, the upcoming year’s squads are highlighted by 39 returning players. There are 20 new players, including three U18s, one U16s and 16 U14s.
“We’re pleased with the progress of our program and believe that this group of young men will represent our club’s very high standards, both on and off the field,” Bryan Scales, director of youth development, said. “The returning players have helped raise the bar each year, and this year’s new players have accepted a special opportunity and challenge. We have plenty of work to do to continue to close the gap with the world’s top professional academies, so we’re looking forward to getting started in August and building on last season’s success.”
Entering its seventh season, the Revolution’s youth development program – which U.S. Soccer consistently rates among the nation’s top 10 youth programs – is the only fully-funded youth soccer program in New England, and competes in the prestigious U.S. Soccer Development Academy. Qualified and talented players are accepted into the program without regard to their financial situation. All players’ needs and expenses related to soccer activities – training, facilities, equipment, uniforms, travel associated with competitions – are provided by the Revolution at no cost to the players or their families.
Players born January 1, 1996 or after are eligible for the Under-18 team, while players born after January 1, 1998 are eligible for the Under-16 team and players born January 1, 2000 or after are eligible for the Under-14 team.
Under-18s Coaching Staff
John Frederick Head Coach
Khano Smith Assistant Coach
Hobie Hare Assistant Coach
Karl Spratt Assistant Coach
Under-16s Coaching Staff
Bryan Scales Head Coach
Jonathan Pereira Assistant Coach
Ross Duncan Assistant Coach
Karl Spratt Assistant Coach
Under-14s Coaching Staff
Gary Hall Head Coach
Kyle Teixeira Assistant Coach
Jasir Charris Assistant Coach
Note – Youth Team coaches are formally “assigned” to a particular team for record-keeping purposes with U.S. Soccer, but in practice, all coaches work with players in all three age levels.