Youth Update: April 30, 2012

Young Revs travel to Maryland, go combined 1-1-2

FOXBOROUGH, Mass. – The New England Revolution youth teams were back on the road last weekend, traveling to Boyds, Md., to face Potomac on Saturday, April 28, before meeting Baltimore Bays Chelsea in Owings Mill, Md., on Sunday, April 29.

Combined, the Revs' youth teams went 1-1-2, with the U16s earning the club’s first-ever victory against Baltimore Bay Chelsea.

UNDER-18s

On Saturday, the Under-18s played Potomac to a 2-2 draw in a physical game beset by three ejections and four cautions. Potomac scored first in the 24th minute, affording the home side an advantage that would last until the second half. Ramiro Osorio (Hooksett, N.H.) was then brought down in the box in the 62nd minute, earning him a penalty kick that he slotted into the bottom left corner to equalize. Dominik Machado (Attleboro, Mass.) scored the go-ahead for New England off a free kick just two minutes later. In a frenetic finish, Potmac’s goalkeeper Philip Breno leveled the score two minutes into added time, coming forward in the final minutes, to make the final score 2-2.

The U18s then suffered a 6-1 loss to Baltimore Bays Chelsea on Sunday. Malcolm Harris opened Baltimore’s account in the first minute of play and doubled the team’s advantage just 10 minutes later. A goal from Yaw Amankwa increased Baltimore’s lead to 3-0 before halftime, and the home side scored twice more on the other side of the break before New England scored a goal of its own. Peguy Ngatcha (Manchester, N.H.) found the back of the net in the 76th minute, assisted by Rainer Randell (Cranston, R.I.), to make it 5-1. Baltimore’s Christian Morales buried one more in the 90th minute – his second goal of the match – to close the game out.

UNDER-16s

On Saturday, the Under-16s played Potomac to a scoreless draw. Having arrived in Maryland only a few hours earlier, the Revs trotted their starting XI out in a steady rain. The weather held for the entirety of the match, making conditions difficult for both teams. Zach Herivaux (Brookline, Mass.) created New England’s best chance of the game, sliding in to meet Steven Duncan’s (Barrington, R.I.) cross, but sending the ball just high. Also of note, Revolution goalkeeper Austin Aviza (Medway, Mass.) made a pair of saves to preserve the shutout.

The U16s earned a 1-0 victory against Baltimore Bays Chelsea on Sunday. After a quiet first half, New England scored what would prove to the game-winner in the 56th minute. Defender Rev Matt Cooper (Londonderry, N.H.) scored for the first time this season, heading home Declan McCabe’s (Weston, Mass.) cross from the right. Aviza made six saves, earning his second shutout in as many games.

With the draw and loss, the Under-18s are now 6-6-2 and sit in third place in the Northeast Division of the U.S. Soccer Development Academy’s East Conference. With the draw and win, the Under-16s are now 8-5-1 record and are in second place in the Division.

The youth teams are back at Gillette Stadium this weekend when they begin division play, playing Empire United on Saturday, May 5, before hosting Seacoast United on Sunday, May 6.

New England Revolution U18s vs. Potomac U18s
Saturday, April 21, 2012 – Boyds, Md. (Maryland SoccerPlex)
Revolution 2, Potomac 2

Scoring Summary:
POT – Anthony Kim 24
NE – Ramiro Osorio (penalty) 62
NE – Dominik Machado (unassisted) 64
POT – Philip Breno 92+

New England Revolution: Matt Mozynski (GK), Forest Sisk, A.J. Burnham (Dallas Donovan 75), Willis Griffith, Colin Sweeny (Christian Sady 46), Mitchell Taintor, Colin Patch, Nick Hoffman (Dominik Machado 46), Matt Bitchell (Ramiro Osorio 54), Manny Andrade, C.J. Burnham (Peguy Ngatcha 46)

Misconduct Summary:
POT – Ronald Ventura (ejection) 21
NE – Colin Patch (caution) 65
NE – Dominik Machado (caution) 75
POT – Daniel Akinkoye (caution) 79
POT – Peter Lee (caution) 82
POT – Jonathan Rodriguez (ejection) 89
NE – Christian Sady (ejection) 89

New England Revolution U16s vs. Potomac U16s
Saturday, April 21, 2012 – Boyds, Md. (Maryland SoccerPlex)
Revolution 0, Potomac 0

Scoring Summary:
None

New England Revolution: Austin Aviza (GK), Greg Forgue, Will Szostkiewicz, Matt Cooper, Ryan Kingsley, Kevin Herrera (Amadu Kunateh 62), Luke Albertini (Erik Martel 72), Steven Duncan, Zach Herivaux (Declan McCabe 55), Casey Schehl (Danny Apajee 70), Matt Nyeayea (Gabe Gisse 48)

Misconduct Summary:
None

New England Revolution U18s vs. Baltimore Bays Chelsea U18s
Sunday, April 22, 2012 – Ownings Mill, Md. (McDonogh High School)

Baltimore Bays 6, Revolution 1
BAL – Malcolm Harris 1
BAL – Malcolm Harris 11
BAL – Yaw Amankwa 21
BAL – Christian Morales 71
BAL – Michael Gamble 74
NE – Peguy Ngatcha (Rainer Randell) 76
BAL – Christian Morales 90

New England Revolution: Bruce Johnson (GK), Forest Sisk, A.J. Burnham (Nick Hoffman 46), Willis Griffith, Rainer Randell, Mitchell Taintor, Colin Patch (Colin Sweeney 72), Dominik Machado (C.J. Burnham 82), Matt Bitchell (Manny Andrade 46), Ramiro Osorio, Dallas Donovan (Peguy Ngatcha 46)

Misconduct Summary:
NE – Mitchell Taintor (caution) 47
BAL – Logan McHugh (caution) 55
NE – Dominik Machado (caution) 57
BAL – Andrew Harris (caution) 64

New England Revolution U16s vs. Baltimore Bays Chelsea U16s
Sunday, April 22, 2012 – Ownings Mill, Md. (McDonogh High School)
Revolution 1, Baltimore Bays 0

Scoring Summary:
NE – Matt Cooper (Declan McCabe) 56

New England Revolution: Austin Aviza (GK), Ryan Kingsley, Will Szostkiewicz, Matt Cooper, Greg Forgue, Erik Martel (Luke Albertini 60), Declan McCabe, Danny Apajee (Kevin Herrera 70), Zach Herivaux (Steven Duncan 55), Gabe Gisse, Amadu Kunateh (Casey Schehl 68)

Misconduct Summary:
BAL – Jacob McHugh (ejection) 75