Youth Update: November 21, 2011

U18s, U16s sweep New York teams in opening weekend

FOXBOROUGH, Mass. – The New England Revolution Under-18 and Under-16 teams formally kicked off their 2011-12 U.S. Soccer Development Academy schedules at Durfee High School in Fall River, Mass., this past weekend, when they hosted Met Oval on Saturday, Nov. 19, and the New York Cosmos on Sunday, Nov. 20.

Combined, the Revs' youth teams went undefeated at 4-0-0 and posted three shutouts to open their new campaign.

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UNDER-18s

The Under-18s earned a 2-0 victory against Met Oval on Saturday. New England maintained possession for much of the first half, but was unable to capitalize on a pair of set piece opportunities. On the other side of the break, the game opened up, with each side creating its share of chances. Dominik Machado (Attleborough, Mass.) gave the Revs a one-goal advantage in the 88th minute, after receiving a pass from Peguy Ngatcha (Manchester, N.H.) in the midfield. Machado made a run up the middle and fired a low shot past Met Oval goalkeeper Jonathan Rico. Revolution goalkeeper Matt Mozynski (Bellingham, Mass.) came up with a pivotal 90th-minute save to preserve the lead, before Ngatcha – assisted by Forest Sisk (Sudbury, Mass.) – scored a second goal to close out the match.

On Sunday, the U18s toppled the New York Cosmos, 3-2. An early injury saw the Revs playing with only 10 players for a seven-minute span, during which time Dominik Machado collected a miskick by Cosmos goalkeeper Brandon Hanat to score a fourth-minute unassisted goal and the visitors answered with Kenny Benitez’s eighth-minute equalizer. Once back on the field, sporting a bandaged wrapped around his head, Nick Hoffman (East Brookfield, Mass.) made an immediate impact. The first-year Rev won the ball in the midfield before pushing it up to C.J. Burnham (Rockport, Mass.), who then scored his first Revolution goal in the ninth minute. Both teams continued to generate opportunities, but the Revs held onto a 2-1 lead going into halftime. The Cosmos leveled the score for a second time in the 64th minute with a goal from Fadil Paljevic. It looked as if the match was headed toward a draw, until Machado’s late-game heroics earned him his second game-winning goal on the weekend. Peguy Ngatcha’s shot on target from the right flank was blocked by Hanat with a diving save in the 88th minute, but Machado was there to finish the follow-up and give the Revs another three points.

UNDER-16s

The Under-16s came away with a 3-0 victory against Met Oval on Saturday, securing the win during a high-scoring first half. The visitors tested 14-year old Revolution goalkeeper Austin Aviza (Medway, Mass.) early, but a pair of saves kept Met Oval off the scoreboard. Freddie Ferre (Waltham, Mass.) sparked the offense from the right wing in the 10th minute, combining with Gabe Gissie (Worcester, Mass.), who cut back to the middle before firing a shot into the back of the net. Gissie then earned an assist on Danny Apajee’s (Cranston, R.I.) 25th-minute goal. In the 27th minute, Apajee drew a penalty kick after being brought down in the box by Met Oval goalkeeper Nico Pasquariello. The second-year Rev converted in the 28th for a three-goal lead. Aviza continued to come up big for the Revolution, making a total of eight saves and keeping a clean sheet in his Development Academy debut.

On Sunday, the U16s shut out the New York Cosmos, 2-0. While each team had a goal called off within the first 15 minutes of play, Gabe Gissie and Amadu Kunateh (Lynn, Mass.) combined to give the Revs the lead in the 24th minute. Steven Duncan (Barrington, R.I.) served a cross in from the right in the 66th minute and Casey Schehl (Bedford, N.H.) emerged from the scramble inside the six-yard box for the finish, extending the Revs’ lead to 2-0. Austin Aviza made six saves throughout the game to earn his second consecutive shutout.

With wins across the board, the Under-18 team (2-0-0, 6 pts.) is among a three-way tie for first place in the Northeast Division, while the Under-16 team (2-0-0, 6 pts.) sits alone at the top of their table. The Revolution youth squads will next travel to Sarasota, Fla., for the U.S. Soccer Development Academy Winter Showcase, where they will each play three non-conference opponents: Charlotte Soccer Academy (Dec. 3), Chicago Fire (Dec. 4), North Meck SC (Dec. 6).

New England Revolution U18s vs. Met Oval U18s
Saturday, November 19, 2011 – Fall River, Mass. (Durfee High School)

Revolution 2, Met Oval 0Scoring Summary:

NE – Dominik Machado (Peguy Ngatcha) 88
NE – Peguy Ngatcha (Forest Sisk) 90

New England Revolution: Matt Mozynski (GK), Valdair Lopes (Willis Griffith 88), Mitchell Taintor, A.J. Burnham, Colin Sweeney, Colin Patch (Jack Hilger 64), Forest Sisk, Dominik Machado, Manuel Andrade (Ramiro Osario 64), Peguy Ngatcha, Rainer Randell (Devin Devoy 36)

Unused Substitutes: Tyler Zon (GK), C.J. Burnham, Nick Hoffman

Misconduct Summary:

None

New England Revolution U16s vs. Met Oval U16s
Saturday, November 19, 2011 – Fall River, Mass. (Durfee High School)
Revolution 3, Met Oval 0

Scoring Summary:

NE – Gabe Gissie (Freddie Ferre) 10
NE – Danny Apajee (Gabe Gissie) 25
NE – Danny Apajee (penalty) 28

New England Revolution: Austin Aviza (GK), Christian Sady, Matt Cooper, Ryan Kingsley, Will Szostkiewicz (Greg Forgue 41) Erik Martel, Danny Apajee (Dan Casey 58), Zachary Herivaux (Luke Albertini 68), Freddie Ferre (Casey Schehl 50), Amadu Kunateh (Steven Duncan 72), Gabe Gissie (Kevin Herrera 68)

Misconduct Summary:

MO – Daniel Babar (caution) 40
NE – Freddie Ferre (caution) 45

New England Revolution U18s vs. NY Cosmos Academy U18s
Sunday, November 20, 2011 – Fall River, Mass. (Durfee High School)
Revolution 3, Cosmos 2

Scoring Summary:

NE – Dominik Machado (unassisted) 4

COS – Kenny Benitez 8

NE – C.J. Burnham (Nick Hoffman) 9

COS – Fadil Paljevic 64

NE – Dominik Machado (unassisted) 88

New England Revolution: Matt Mozynski (GK), Willis Griffith, Mitchell Taintor, A.J. Burnham (Colin Sweeney 60), Forest Sisk, Jack Hilger, Dominik Machado, Ramiro Osario (Manuel Andrade 65), Nick Hoffman (Colin Patch 84), C.J. Burnham (Peguy Ngatcha 65), Devin Devoy

Unused Substitutes: Tyler Zon (GK)

Misconduct Summary:

COS – Dakota Barnathan (caution) 75

New England Revolution U16s vs. NY Cosmos Academy U16s

Sunday, November 20, 2011 – Fall River, Mass. (Durfee High School)

Revolution 2, Cosmos 0

Scoring Summary:

NE – Gabe Gissie (Amadu Kunateh) 24
NE – Casey Schehl (Steven Duncan) 66

New England Revolution: Austin Aviza (GK), Christian Sady, Matt Cooper, Ryan Kingsley, Greg Forgue, Erik Martel, Danny Apajee (Steven Duncan 54), Zachary Herivaux (Freddie Ferre 61), Casey Schehl (Luke Albertini 76), Amadu Kunateh (Derek Blanchette 72), Gabe Gissie (Kevin Herrera 78)

Unused Substitutes: Will Szostkiewicz

Misconduct Summary:

COS – Stefan Mueller (caution) 46
NE – Zachary Herivaux (caution) 58
COS – Michael Kubik (caution) 82