Youth Academy Update: Dec. 7, 2010

Under-16s’ and Under-18s’ results at U.S. Soccer Development Academy Winter Showcase are best y

FOXBOROUGH, Mass. – The New Revolution Under-16 and Under-18 youth teams competed at the U.S. Soccer Development Academy Winter Showcase at the Reach 11 Sports Complex in Phoenix, Ariz., during the weekend, with both teams playing three games each between Friday, Dec. 3, and Monday, Dec. 6.

The Under-18s went 2-1-0 with multiple-goal performances from Fabio Machado, Jr. (Leominster, Mass.) and Daniel Tchen (Concord, Mass.). Cole Denormandie (Lincoln, Mass.) and Matthew Keys (Norfolk, Mass.) also scored for the U18s, while five different players recorded assists.

The Under-16s went 1-2-0 with three goals and an assist from Diego Fagundez (Leominster, Mass.), who has scored eight goals in the team’s first five games of the season. Matt Bitchell (Byfield, Mass.) provided assists on three of Fagundez’s Winter Showcase goals.

Outside of regular training, both the U18s and U16s have a break from competition until early March when the Revs will begin their third season in the U.S. Soccer Development Academy. Kicking off a series of home matches, the Revolution youth teams will play NJSA 04 at Gillette Stadium on Saturday, March 5.

Under-18s vs North Carolina Fusion Under-18s
Friday, Dec. 3, 2010 – Reach 11 Soccer Complex (Phoenix, Ariz.)

North Carolina Fusion U18s 1, Revolution U18s 0
After a scoreless first half, Alec Rotunda found the back of the net in the 65th minute to put the Fusion ahead. Despite several chances, the Revolution was unable to answer, resulting in the U18s’ second shutout loss of the season.

Scoring Summary:
FUS – Alec Rotunda 65

New England Revolution: Tyler Zon (GK), Felipe Fagundes, Sean MacDonald, Matthew Keys (Fernando Baptista 79), Adrian Reifsnyder, Daniel Tchen, Cameron Bielski (Fabio Machado, Jr. 61), Yannick Kabala, Michael Rincon, Tanor Jobe (Daniel Chmura 70), Cole Denormandie

Misconduct Summary:
NE – Sean MacDonald (caution) 85

Under-16s vs North Carolina Fusion Under-16s
Friday, Dec. 3, 2010 – Reach 11 Soccer Complex (Phoenix, Ariz.)

North Carolina Fusion U16s 3, Revolution U16s 1
Peguy Ngatcha (Manchester, N.H.) scored to put the Revs ahead early in the first half, with Diego Fagundez registering his first assist of the season. The Fusion’s Adam Storm leveled the game only seven minutes later, followed by two more goals from Marco Sunol en route to the U16s’ first loss of the season.

Scoring Summary:
NE – Peguy Ngatcha (Diego Fagundez) 12
FUS – Adam Storm 19
FUS – Marco Sunol 30
FUS – Marco Sunol 74

New England Revolution: Matthew Mozynski (GK), Christian Sady, Willis Griffith, Mitchell Taintor, Forest Sisk, Frederico Ferre (Ryan Kingsley 41), Jack Hilger (Kelvin Castillo 60), Dominik Machado (Daniel Apajee 69), Devin Devoy (Steven Duncan 69), Diego Fagundez (Will Szostkiewicz 78), Peguy Ngatcha (Matt Bitchell 63)

Misconduct Summary:
FUS – Taylor Adler (caution) 27

Under-18s vs Minnesota Thunder Under-18s
Sunday, Dec. 5, 2010 – Reach 11 Soccer Complex (Phoenix, Ariz.)

Revolution U18s 4, Minnesota Thunder U18s 2
With U16 defender Mitchell Taintor (Storrs, Conn.) playing up with the U18s for the first time, the Revs jumped out to a two-goal lead in the early minutes of play. After surrendering a goal to the Thunder in the 20th minute, the Revolution’s Fabio Machado, Jr. (Leominster, Mass.) netted two of his own. Despite allowing a second goal after half, the Revs earned a decisive three points.

Scoring Summary:

NE – Cole Denormandie (unassisted) 2
NE – Daniel Tchen (unassisted) 13
THU – Mohamed Alowonle 20
NE – Fabio Machado, Jr. (Mitchell Taintor) 28
NE – Fabio Machado, Jr. (Michael Rincon) 46
THU – Ebenezer Mengisto 50

New England Revolution: Jose Silva (GK), Kyle Gordon, Sean MacDonald, Mitchell Taintor, Daniel Chmura, Daniel Tchen, Cameron Bielski (Felipe Fagundes 68), Yannick Kabala, Michael Rincon (Tanor Jobe 78), Cole Denormandie, Fabio Machado, Jr. (Fernando Baptista 72)

Misconduct Summary:

None

Under-16s vs Minnesota Thunder Under-16s
Sunday, Dec. 5, 2010 – Reach 11 Soccer Complex (Phoenix, Ariz.)

Minnesota Thunder U16s 2, Revolution U16s 1
Diego Fagundez (Leominster, Mass.) gave the Revs a 1-0 lead going into halftime, but Minnesota leveled the score in the first minute of the second half. The Thunder never looked back, netting the game-winner in the 57th minute.

Scoring Summary:
NE – Diego Fagundez (Matt Bitchell) 34
THU – Ali Hassan 41
THU – Ismaila Jome 57

New England Revolution: David Hepp (GK), Christian Sady, Willis Griffith, Will Szostkiewicz (Forest Sisk 68), Devin Devoy, Dominik Machado (Evan Rosa 75), Jack Hilger, Steven Duncan (Peguy Ngatcha 49), Daniel Apajee (Ryan Kingsley 57), Diego Fagundez, Matt Bitchell (Kelvin Castillo 68)

Misconduct Summary:

None

Under-18s vs Sporting Kansas City Under-18s
Monday, Dec. 6, 2010 – Reach 11 Soccer Complex (Phoenix, Ariz.)

Revolution U18s 3, Sporting Kansas City U18s 1
Fresh off of Sunday’s 4-2 win, the Revs continued their scoring prowess in the final game of the Showcase. Daniel Tchen and Fabio Machado, Jr., netted a goal apiece, marking their second game in as many outings on the score sheet. Matthew Keys registered a third goal for New England before the Revs allowed a lone Kansas City goal in the 77th minute.

Scoring Summary:
NE – Daniel Tchen (Adrian Reifsnyder) 41
NE – Fabio Machado, Jr. (Cameron Bielski) 60
NE – Matthew Keys (Daniel Tchen) 71
KAN – William Witherspoon 77

New England Revolution: Tyler Zon (GK), Kyle Gordon (Devin Devoy 67), Sean MacDonald, Matthew Keys (Daniel Chmura 75), Adrian Reifsnyder, Daniel Tchen, Cameron Bielski (Jack Hilger 60), Felipe Fagundes, Fabio Machado, Jr. (Tanor Jobe 85), Cole Denormandie, Fernando Baptista (Michael Rincon 46)

Misconduct Summary:
None

Under-16s vs Sporting Kansas City Under-16s
Monday, Dec. 6, 2010 – Reach 11 Soccer Complex (Phoenix, Ariz.)

Revolution U16s 2, Sporting Kansas City U16s 0
Helping give the Revs a victory against Sporting Kansas City in the Revs’ final game in Phoenix, Diego Fagundez and Matt Bitchell (Byfield, Mass.) teamed up to produce a pair of goals in the 2-0 win.

Scoring Summary:
NE – Diego Fagundez (Matt Bitchell) 37
NE – Diego Fagundez (Matt Bitchell) 45

New England Revolution: David Hepp (GK), Christian Sady (Evan Rosa 61), Willis Griffith, Mitchell Taintor, Forest Sisk, Dominik Machado (Will Szostkiewicz 70), Yannick Kabala, Matt Bitchell, Frederico Ferre (Ryan Kingsley 50), Diego Fagundez (Daniel Apajee 63), Peguy Ngatcha (Kelvin Castillo 74)

Misconduct Summary:

None