Youth Update: April 5, 2011

Youth teams go 0-2-2 in New Jersey during the weekend

FOXBOROUGH, Mass. – The New England Revolution Under-18 and Under-16 teams each played two matches in New Jersey on Saturday, April 2, and Sunday, April 3, against Players Development Academy and the New York Red Bulls, both of the U.S. Soccer Development Academy’s Liberty Division. The youth squads came out of the weekend with a combined record of 0-2-2.

Under-18s

The Under-18s dropped a 2-1 decision to Players Development Academy on Saturday. An 18th-minute goal gave PDA the early lead, which held through to the final 10 minutes of the match. Cole Denormandie (Lincoln, Mass.) – assisted by Felipe Fagundes (Lowell, Mass.) – equalized with his fifth goal of the season in the 81st minute, but the Revs were unable to hold on. PDA scored the game-winner in the 87th minute, handing the Revs the first of two losses on the weekend.

The U18s conceded another early goal on Sunday, this time in the second minute against fellow MLS academy team the New York Red Bulls. Unable to capitalize on a number of scoring opportunities, the Revs were left chasing the game. Goals in the 55th and 63rd minutes put the Red Bulls up 3-0, and the Revs suffered their first multiple-goal shutout of the season.

Under-16s

The Under-16s played Players Development Academy to a scoreless draw on Saturday. An outstanding save by goalkeeper Matthew Mozynski (Bellingham, Mass.) kept PDA off the score sheet in the first half. Pressuring for the go ahead goal in the second half, Peguy Ngatcha (Manchester, N.H.), Matt Bitchell (Byfield, Mass.) and Devin Devoy (North Attleboro, Mass.) all came close. Mitch Taintor (Storrs, Conn.) and Ryan Kingsley (North Attleboro, Mass.) proved to be strong presences in the backline, while Dominik Machado (Attleboro, Mass.) and Jack Hilger (Hopinkton, Mass.) demonstrated significant effort in the midfield.

Sunday saw the U16s play the New York Red Bulls to a thrilling 2-2 draw. The Revs had a couple of chances to take the lead early in the game, but the Red Bulls found the back of the net first in the 19th minute. New England leveled the score off of a corner kick just before halftime, when Willis Griffith (Amherst, N.H.) got a head on Christian Sady’s (North Andover, Mass.) service in the 35th minute. The Revs took the lead on the other side of the break, stringing together a series of six passes before Devoy – assisted by Bitchell – scored his first goal of the season in the 51st minute. New York then equalized in the 72nd minute, making it 2-2.

With the pair of losses, the Revolution Under-18 team – now 5-8-2 – slid to fourth place in the Northeast Division. The Under-16s now hold an even 5-5-5 record after the weekend’s pair of draws, and remain in second place in the division. Both teams are home this weekend, when they will play D.C. United at Gillette Stadium on Sunday, April 10.

 

New England Revolution U18s vs. Players Development Academy U18s
Saturday, April 2, 2011 – Zarephath, N.J. (PDA Facility)
PDA 2, Revolution 1

Scoring Summary:
PDA – Matt Wiltse 18
NE – Cole Denormandie (Felipe Fagundes) 81
PDA – Hayden Harr 87

New England Revolution: Tyler Zon (GK), Colin Sweeney Sean MacDonald, Matthew Keys, Eric Buck (Kyle Gordon 76), Yannick Kabala, Michael Rincon, Cameron Bielski (Felipe Fagundes 68), Tanor Jobe (Adrian Reifsnyder 70), Diego Fagundez (Fabio Machado, Jr. 55), Cole Denormandie

Misconduct Summary:
PDA – Matt Wiltse (caution) 53
NE – Fabio Machado, Jr. (caution) 80

 

New England Revolution U16s vs. Players Development Academy U16s
Saturday, April 2, 2011 – Zarephath, N.J. (PDA Facility)
Revolution 0, PDA 0

Scoring Summary:
None

New England Revolution: Matthew Mozynski (GK), Christian Sady, Mitch Taintor, Willis Griffith, Ryan Kingsley, Dominik Machado, Jack Hilger, Jerry Tamfu (Declan McCabe 50), Steven Duncan (Frederico Ferre 59), Kevin Herrera (Devin Devoy 41), Matt Bitchell (Peguy Ngatcha 66)

Misconduct Summary:
PDA – Brian Costa (caution) 52
NE – Ryan Kingsley (caution) 61

 

New England Revolution U18s vs. New York Red Bulls U18s
Sunday, April 3, 2011 – Newark, N.J. (NJIT, Lubetkin Field)
NYRB 3, Revolution 0

Scoring Summary:
NY – Daniel Bartok 2
NY – Brandon Alvarado 55
NY – Christian Johnson 63

New England Revolution: Ryan Simpson (GK), Kyle Gordon (Eric Buck 46), Sean MacDonald, Matthew Keys, Adrian Reifsnyder (Colin Sweeney 65), Yannick Kabala, Felipe Fagundes (Dominik Machado 46), Cameron Bielski (Juan Moreira 73), Tanor Jobe (Michael Rincon 46), Fabio Machado, Jr., Cole Denormandie (Bryan DaSilva 76)

Misconduct Summary:
NE – Juan Moreira (caution) 87

 

New England Revolution U16s vs. New York Red Bulls U16s
Sunday, April 3, 2011 – Newark, N.J. (NJIT, Lubetkin Field)
Revolution 2, NYRB 2

Scoring Summary:
NY – Freddie Elliot 19
NE – Willis Griffith (Christian Sady) 35
NE – Devin Devoy (Matt Bitchell) 51
NY – Freddie Elliot 72

New England Revolution: David Hepp (GK), Christian Sady, Will Szostkiewicz, Willis Griffith, Ryan Kingsley, Mitch Taintor, Declan McCabe (Jack Hilger 50), Jerry Tamfu (Matt Bitchell 32), Danny Apajee (Frederico Ferre 65), Diego Fagundez, Devin Devoy (Peguy Ngatcha 70)

Misconduct Summary:
NY – Arun Basuljevic (caution) 40
NE – Christian Sady (caution) 74