Revolution announces 2010-11 youth squads

FOXBOROUGH, Mass. – The New England Revolution has announced the rosters for the 2010-11 Under-16 and Under-18 youth teams, as selected by the youth development coaching staff during regional try-outs in June and July.

Coming off the 2009-10 season which saw both teams qualify for the U.S. Soccer Development Academy playoffs for the first time in the program’s brief two-year history, the upcoming year’s squads are highlighted by multiple returning players, including eight members of the Under-18 team and one member of the Under-16 team who are entering their third year in the Revs’ youth system.

 “This year’s tryouts were very successful and we had more than 300 players come out,” Revolution Director of Youth Development Karl Edmonds said. “After a very successful 2009-10 season, our players have had the experience of qualifying for the playoffs. Now our goal is to take the next step and advance to the national finals.”

 In total, 45 players from the New England region were selected for the Revolution’s youth squads, 22 for the Under-18 team and 23 for the Under-16 team. Edmonds and his staff added 22 new players, including 15 at the U16 age group and seven at the U18 level.

 “The tryouts were extremely successful, with many talented players showing,” Edmonds said. “We believe both of next year’s teams have the balance needed to have depth at each position, and perfect numbers in each squad to ensure a competitive environment at training.”

In late May, both of the Revolution youth squads earned berths in the U.S. Soccer Development Academy playoffs, which were played in late June. The Under-16 team narrowly missed advancing to the national finals through a tie-breaker.

“Our players’ attitudes were exemplary last year, on and off the field,” Edmonds said. “We have created a professional environment for our players to develop, and we plan on that continuing in 2010. We have the character and ability to challenge for a place at the national finals next summer.”

Entering its third season, the Revolution’s youth program is the only fully-funded youth program in New England, and competes in the prestigious U.S. Soccer Development Academy. Qualified and talented players will be accepted into the Revolution’s youth 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, 1994 or after are eligible for the Under-16 team, while players eligible for the Under-18 team were born on January 1, 1992 or after.

2010-11 NEW ENGLAND REVOLUTION UNDER-18 ROSTER

No. Name Position Height Birthdate Hometown Former Club
21 Fernando Baptista^ F 6-0 05/07/1992 New Bedford, Mass. Taunton Sports
32 Cameron Bielski M 5-9 01/31/1993 Dover, Mass. NEFC
16 Daniel Chmura* D 6-0 02/03/1994 Wilbraham, Mass. Western FC
44 Bryan DaSilva D 5-9 10/08/1992 Milford, Mass. FC Puma
7 Felix DeBona** F 5-10 02/26/1993 Everett, Mass. Boston Blast
8 Cole Denormandie* F 6-1 04/28/1993 Lincoln, Mass. FC Stars
19 Felipe Fagundes^* M 6-1 05/05/1992 Lowell, Mass. Inter SC
13 Kyle Gordon^* M 5-9 12/05/1992 Uxbridge, Mass. Bruno Utd
3 Dylan Hawkins^* D 5-9 03/11/1992 Easton, Mass. Crusaders United
24 Tanor Jobe F 5-10 10/01/1993 Uxbridge, Mass.  
28 Fabio Machado, Jr.^* F 5-10 09/03/1992 Leominster, Mass. FC Puma
26 Yannick Kabala F 5-8 06/30/1994 Manchester, NH NH Classics
5 Peter Lee Kramer D 6-1 07/07/1993 Princeton, NJ PDA Beckham
33 Matthew Keys D 6-3 11/21/1992 Norfolk, Mass. FC Blazers
15 Sean MacDonald D 6-1 02/03/1993 Candia, NH NH Classics
23 Juan Moreira** D 6-1 05/08/1993 Leominster, Mass. FC Puma
22 Adrian Reifsynder** M 5-9 04/07/1993 Newton, Mass. Seacoast United
9 Michael Rincon^* F 5-8 10/26/1992 Malden, Mass. FC Boston Blast
12 Jose Silva^ GK 5-11 10/07/1992 Northborough, Mass. FC Puma
39 Ryan Simpson** GK 5-10 01/01/1993 North Andover, Mass. NE Aztecs
30 Daniel Tchen** D 6-1 08/02/1993 Concord, Mass. FC Blazers
1 Tyler Zon* GK 6-0 12/14/1993 Wellesley, Mass. FC United

 

2010-11 NEW ENGLAND REVOLUTION UNDER-16 ROSTER

 

No. Name Position Height Birthdate Hometown Former Club
14 Daniel Apajee M 5-7 03/28/1996 Cranston, R.I. Blackwatch Premier
37 Matt Bitchell F 5-11 03/15/1994 Byfield, Mass. FC Bolts
5 Derek Blanchette D 5-1 02/03/1997 Hope, RI Blackwatch Premier
6 Kelvin Castillo F 5-9 01/15/1994 Central Falls, R.I. Explosion FC
18 Devin Devoy** F 5-8 10/10/1994 North Attleboro, Mass. FC Bolts
27 Steven Duncan F 5-4 03/29/1996 Barrington, R.I. Blackwatch Premier
10 Diego Fagundez* M 5-6 02/14/1995 Leominster, Mass. FC Bolts
25 Federico Ferre D 5-4 03/10/1995 Waltham, Mass. MPS
20 Willis Griffith D 6-0 08/09/1994 Amherst, N.H. Seacoast United 2
40 David Hepp GK 5-9 02/27/1995 Natick, Mass. MPS
29 Kevin Herrera F 5-7 07/10/1996 Lynn, Mass. FC Bolts
34 Jack Hilger* M 5-9 05/15/1994 Hopkinton, Mass. FC Puma
17 Ryan Kingsley M 5-6 02/28/1995 North Attleboro, Mass. Blackwatch Premier
36 Domanik Machado* M 5-7 12/01/1994 Attleboro, Mass. Explosion FC
24 Declan McCabe M 5-6 01/12/1996 Weston, Mass. MPS
11 Derik Medeiros D 5-5 03/07/1995 Fall River, Mass. Bayside
43 Matthew Mozynski GK 6-2 05/10/1995 Bellingham, Mass. MPS
38 Peguy Ngatcha F 5-11 02/28/1994 Manchester, N.H. NH Classics
20 Evan Rosa M 5-11 10/22/1994 Rehoboth, Mass. Bayside
41 Christian Sady* D 5-8 01/05/1995 North Andover, Mass. NE Aztecs
31 Forest Sisk* M 5-10 04/09/1994 Sudbury, Mass. FC Bolts
4 Will Szostkiewicz D 5-10 03/11/1995 Longmeadow, Mass. MPS
42 Mitchell Taintor* D 6-2 09/11/1994 Storrs, Conn. Northeast United FC

 

Director of Youth Development and Head Coach, Under-18s: Karl Edmonds
Revolution Academy Director and Assistant Coach, Under-18s: Deven Apajee
Head Coach, Under-16s: Bryan Scales
Assistant Coach, Under-16s: John Frederick
Goalkeepers Coach: Karl Spratt

* - Denotes number of seasons played previously with Revolution Under-16 squad
^ - Denotes number of seasons played previously with Revolution Under-18 squad