Youth Update: March 19, 2012

Young Revs travel to N.J., go combined 3-1-0

The New England Revolution youth teams traveled to New Jersey this past weekend, meeting NJSA 04 in Holmdel, N.J., on Saturday, March 17, before taking on Match Fit Chelsea in West Windsor, N.J., on Sunday, March 18. Combined, the Revs' youth teams went 3-1-0, including a shutout win for the Under-16s.

UNDER-18s
On Saturday, the Under-18s suffered a 1-0 loss to NJSA 04. Brendan McSherry put NJSA ahead in the 43rd minute, and the Revs we unable to answer in the second half. Ramiro Osorio (Hooksett, N.H.) created multiple chances, including a free kick that was on target but saved by NJSA goalkeeper Stephen Donato. Osorio hit the post on another occasion, but the shot bounced off the woodwork and out of harm. New England goalkeeper David Hepp (Natick, Mass.) made six saves on the day, including three in one-on-one situations.

The U18s bounced back on Sunday, earning a 4-1 victory against Match Fit Chelsea. New England struck first in the ninth minute. Devin Devoy (North Attleboro, Mass.) beat multiple defenders to find Manuel Andrade (Boston, Mass.), whose shot across the face of goal beat Match Fit goalkeeper David Greczek. Match Fit’s Tanner Sica answered with the equalizer in the 24th minute, but the Revs reclaimed the lead in the 44th. Defender Forest Sisk (Sudbury, Mass.) sent Osorio down the left wing, ultimately burying the ball in the back of the net. On the other side of the break, Devoy’s work rate again paid dividends, when the fourth-year Rev finished Osorio’s free kick with a diving header in the 48th minute. Devoy added an additional assist in the 57th minute, springing Peguy Ngatcha (Manchester, N.H.), whose tally made it 4-1 and further ensured the victory for New England.

UNDER-16s
On Saturday, the Under-16s downed NJSA 04, 2-1. After a scoreless first half, NJSA’s Austin Lenart put the home side ahead in the 57th minute. New England then went down to 10 men in the 65th minute, when Matt Nyeayea (Worcester, Mass.) received a second caution and subsequent red card. Undeterred, the Revs came back to equalize three minutes later, when Danny Apajee’s (Cranston, R.I.) shot hit the post and was collected by Gabe Gissie (Worcester, Mass.). Gissie’s shot then found Freddie Ferre (Waltham, Mass.), who buried the ball to level the score. In the final minutes of play, New England earned a corner kick. Christian Sady’s (North Andover, Mass.) service bounced around in the box and NJSA was unable to clear before Will Szostkiewicz (Longmeadow, Mass.) scored the game-winning goal in the 79th minute.

The U16s earned their second victory of the weekend on Sunday, shutting out Match Fit Chelsea, 1-0, behind Gissie’s goal in the 28th minute. Steven Duncan (Barrington, R.I.) dribbled down the right flank, playing the ball to Gissie’s feet, and the six-foot forward then maneuvered around a pair of Match Fit defenders and fired a shot past goalkeeper Taylor Culp. Gissie continued to create opportunities as the game progressed, but was denied by a combination of goal-line clearances and athletic goalkeeper saves. Revolution goalkeeper Austin Aviza (Medway, Mass.) made five saves to preserve the victory and earn his third clean sheet of the season.

NOTES
With the weekend’s loss and win, the Revolution Under-18 team – now 5-3-0 – slipped to second place in the Northeast Division of the U.S. Soccer Development Academy.

The Under-16s now hold a 6-2-0 record after the weekend’s pair of wins, and remain in first place in the division.

An 18-man squad comprised of Under-16 players departs for Johannesburg, South Africa, on Saturday, where it will participate in the 2012 Future Champions Gauteng Tournament. The tournament will be held Monday, March 26, through Saturday, March 31, and will feature 12 youth clubs from five different continents. Draw results are expected to be announced on Thursday, March 22. More information can be found HERE.

Following the U16s’ return, the Revolution youth teams will resume the Development Academy schedule on the road, meeting PA Classics in Manheim, Pa., on Saturday, April 14, before taking on FC Delco in Downingtown, Pa., on Sunday, April 15.

New England Revolution U18s vs. NJSA 04 U18s
Saturday, March 17, 2012 – Holmdel, N.J. (St. John Vianney High School
NJSA 1, Revolution 0

Scoring Summary:
NJSA – Brendan McSherry 43

New England Revolution: David Hepp (GK), Forest Sisk, Mitchell Taintor, Willis Griffith, Colin Sweeney, Jack Hilger, Nick Hoffman (Colin Patch 55), Dominik Machado, Matt Bitchell (Devin Devoy 60), Manuel Andrade (Ramiro Osorio 55), Peguy Ngatcha (Dallas Donovan 79)

Unused Substitutes: Tyler Zon (GK), A.J. Burnham, C.J. Burnham, Rainer Randell

Misconduct Summary:
NJSA – Zachary Hicks (caution) 76
NE – Dominik Machado (caution) 80

New England Revolution U16s vs. NJSA 04 U16s
Saturday, March 17, 2012 – Holmdel, N.J. (St. John Vianney High School)
Revolution 2, NJSA 1

Scoring Summary:
NJSA – Austin Lenart 57
NE – Freddie Ferre (Gabe Gissie) 65
NE – Will Szostkiewicz (Steven Duncan) 79

New England Revolution: Matt Mozynski (GK), Christian Sady, Matt Cooper, Will Szostkiewicz, Erik Martel, Ryan Kingsley, Declan McCabe (Freddie Ferre 49), Zachary Herivaux, Danny Apajee (Steven Duncan 67), Amadu Kunateh, Kevin Herrera (Matt Nyeayea 49)

Unused Substitutes: Austin Aviza (GK), Luke Albertini, Greg Forgue, Gabe Gissie, Casey Schehl

Misconduct Summary:
NE – Amadu Kunateh (caution) 14
NE – Danny Apajee (caution) 26
NE – Matt Nyeayea (caution) 52
NJSA – Nick Anello (caution) 55
NE – Matt Nyeayea (second caution, subsequent ejection) 60

New England Revolution U18s vs. Match Fit Chelsea U18s
Sunday, March 18, 2012 – West Windsor, N.J. (Mercer County Community College)
Revolution 4, Match Fit Chelsea 1

Scoring Summary:
NE – Manuel Andrade (Devin Devoy) 9
MFC – Tanner Sica 24
NE – Ramiro Osorio (Forest Sisk) 44
NE – Devin Devoy (Ramiro Osorio) 48
NE – Peguy Ngatcha (Devin Devoy) 57

New England Revolution: Tyler Zon (GK), Forest Sisk, Mitchell Taintor, Willis Griffith, Colin Sweeney (Jack Hilger 65), Colin Patch, Manuel Andrade (Matt Bitchell 65), Dominik Machado, Ramiro Osorio (Nick Hoffman 82), Devin Devoy, Dallas Donovan (Peguy Ngatcha 46)

Unused Substitutes: David Hepp (GK), A.J. Burnham, C.J. Burnham, Rainer Randell

Misconduct Summary:
NE – Dallas Donovan (caution) 43

New England Revolution U16s vs. Match Fit Chelsea U16s
Sunday, March 18, 2012 – West Windsor, N.J. (Mercer County Community College)
Revolution 1, Match Fit Chelsea 0

Scoring Summary:
NE – Gabe Gissie (Steven Duncan) 28

New England Revolution: Matt Mozynski (GK), Christian Sady, Matt Cooper, Will Szostkiewicz, Greg Forgue, Ryan Kingsley, Luke Albertini (Zachary Herivaux 50), Steven Duncan (Freddie Ferre 41), Casey Schehl (Amadu Kunateh 65), Declan McCabe (Danny Apajee 69), Gabe Gissie (Erik Martel 68)

Unused Substitutes: Austin Aviza (GK), Kevin Herrera

Misconduct Summary:
MFC – Andrew Bell (caution) 16