Youth Academy Update: Nov. 22, 2010

Diego Fagundez scores five goals in two games for U16s as youth teams open 2010-11 season

FOXBOROUGH, Mass. – The New England Revolution youth teams opened their 2010-11 season this past weekend with matches at FC Westchester in Purchase, N.Y., and at Albertson SC in Garden City, N.Y.

The Under-16s went 1-0-1 as Diego Fagundez (Leominster, Mass.), who was recently signed to the New England Revolution first team, scored five goals in two games. Five different U16 players recorded an assist this past weekend.

The Under-18s split a pair of 1-0 games with Cole Denormandie (Lincoln, Mass.) netting the team’s lone goal on the weekend.

Following the season-opening matches, the youth teams will head to the U.S. Soccer Development Academy’s Winter Showcase in Phoenix, Ariz., Dec. 2-6. The Under-18s are 1-1-0, while the Under-16s are 1-0-1.

Under-18s at FC Westchester Under-18s

Saturday, Nov. 20, 2010 – SUNY Purchase (Purchase, N.Y.)

Revolution U18s 1, Westchester U18s 0

Only able to travel 13 players because of the high school playoffs, the Under-18 squad still earned a 1-0 win over Westchester, a 2009-10 playoff squad, on Saturday. Cole Denormandie (Lincoln, Mass.) put the Revs ahead in the 54th minute, converting a pass from Fabio Machado, Jr., (Leominster, Mass.).

Scoring Summary:

NE - Cole Denormandie (Fabio Machado, Jr.) 54

New England Revolution: Jose Silva (GK), Felipe Fagundes, Sean Macdonald, Matt Keys, Adrian Reifsnyder, Daniel Tchen, Yannick Kabala, Fabio Junior (Juan Moreira 70), Michael Rincon, Kyle Gordon (Bryan DaSilva 70), Cole Denormandie

Misconduct Summary:

NE – Michael Rincon (caution) 59

NE – Daniel Tchen (caution) 78

Under-16s at FC Westchester Under-16s

Saturday, Nov. 20, 2010 – SUNY Purchase (Purchase, N.Y.)

Revolution U16s 5, Westchester U16s 1

Christian Sady (North Andover, Mass.) put the Revs ahead in the 14th minute off a corner kick, while Diego Fagundez (Leominster, Mass.) scored the first of his four goals three minutes later as the U16s opened the season with a victory over a fellow 2009-10 playoff squad.

Scoring Summary:

NE – Christian Sady (unassisted) 14

NE – Diego Fagundez (Jack Hilger) 17

FCW - Lucas McBride 34

NE - Diego Fagundez (Devin Devoy) 38

NE - Diego Fagundez (Ryan Kingsley) 46

NE - Diego Fagundez (Christian Sady) 55

New England Revolution: David Hepp (GK) (Matt Mozynski 62), Christian Sady, Willis Griffith (Will Szostkiewicz 62), Mitch Taintor, Forest Sisk (Freddy Ferre 55), Kevin Herrera (Ryan Kingsley 41), Jack Hilger, Dominik Machado, Devin Devoy (Steven Duncan 62), Diego Fagundez (Danny Apajee 55), Matt Bitchell (Peguy Ngatcha 41)

Misconduct Summary:

None

Under-18s at Albertson SC Under-18s

Sunday, Nov. 21, 2010 – Adelphi Stadium (Garden City, N.Y.)

Albertson U18s 1, Revolution U18s 0

With several U16 players needed to play up at the U18 level for this game, the Revs and Albertson played a scoreless match until the 78th minute when Albertson’s Keith McKenna broke through for the eventual game-winner.

Scoring Summary:

ALB – Keith McKenna 78

New England Revolution: Jose Silva (GK), Felipe Fagundes (Dominik Machado 60), Sean Macdonald, Matt Keys, Devin Devoy, Daniel Tchen, Yannick Kabala, Fabio Junior, Michael Rincon, Kyle Gordon (Bryan DaSilva 68), Cole Denormandie

Misconduct Summary:

None

Under-16s at Albertson SC Under-16s

Sunday, Nov. 21, 2010 – Adelphi Stadium (Garden City, N.Y.)

Revolution U16s 1, Albertson U16s 1

Diego Fagundez scored his fifth goal of the weekend, this time from Kevin Herrera (Lynn, Mass.), in the 27th minute to give the Revs a 1-0 lead, which they held until just before full time when the team surrendered an own goal three minutes from the death to level the score.

Scoring Summary:

NE – Diego Fagundez (Kevin Herrera) 27

ALB – Own goal 77

New England Revolution: David Hepp (GK), Christian Sady, Willis Griffith, Mitch Taintor, Forest Sisk (Evan Rosa 78), Kevin Herrera (Danny Apajee 60), Jack Hilger, Ryan Kingsley, Freddy Ferre (Matt Bitchell 63), Diego Fagundez (Will Szostkiewicz 78), Peguy Ngatcha

Misconduct Summary:

ALB - Fraser Donovan (caution) 79