Youth Update: May 14

U18s & U16s both sweep divisional opponents on the road for first time in program history

 

FOXBOROUGH, Mass. – This past weekend, the New England Revolution youth teams posted an unprecedented weekend in program history, going a combined 4-0-0 on the road in divisional play.

It marked the first time in program history the Under-18s and Under-16s both swept their weekend opponents on the road, as the Revs traveled to meet South Central Premier in Bridgeport, Conn., on Saturday, May 12, before taking on Oakwood SC in Portland, Conn., on Sunday, May 13.

UNDER-18s

On Saturday, the Under-18s earned a 2-1 come-from-behind victory against South Central Premier. Abraham Bartoah opened South Central’s account in the 11th minute and the home side maintained the lead for much of the first half. After suffering a foul in the 37th minute, Ramiro Osorio (Hooksett, N.H.) took the resulting free kick early. The first-year Rev put his shot on target, catching the wall and goalkeeper off guard to equalize. On the other side of the break, Osorio combined with Jack Hilger (Hopkinton, Mass.)  to put New England ahead in the 63rd minute. The one-goal advantage held through to the final whistle, the win setting the tone for the rest of the weekend.

The U18s then topped Oakwood SC, 6-4, on Sunday. Hilger scored four goals – assisted twice by both Osorio and Peguy Ngatcha (Manchester, N.H.) – in the eighth, 11th, 43rd and 50th minutes. Sandwiched between Hilger’s efforts, Ngatcha headed home Osorio’s corner-kick service in the 32nd minute and Colin Patch (Providence, R.I.) combined with Manny Andrade (Boston, Mass.) to score in the 48th minute. Oakwood then scored four goals in the final 30 minutes of play. Brandon Sousa put the first consolation goal away in the 66th minute, and Matthew Berry followed up with three of his own in the 68th, 72nd and 83rd minutes. But the Revs still held a two-goal advantage at the final whistle, earning three more points on the road.

UNDER-16s

On Saturday, the Under-16s blanked South Central Premier, 4-0. Amadu Kunateh (Lynn, Mass.) put the Revs ahead in the 25th minute, receiving a through ball from Kevin Herrera (Lynn, Mass.) and going one-on-one with the South Central goalkeeper. Declan McCabe (Weston, Mass.) then scored a pair of goals, assisted by Matt Cooper (Londonderry, N.H.) in the 30th minute and Kunateh in the 41st. In the 63rd minute, Luke Albertini (North Attleborough, Mass.) scored his first Revolution goal, getting a head on McCabe’s corner-kick service. South Central was unable to answer, and the U16s walked away with their first win of the weekend.

The U16s earned a 1-0 victory against Oakwood SC on Sunday. The teams remained deadlocked until the 72nd minute, when Kunateh scored his second goal on the weekend. Gabe Gissie (Worcester, Mass.) sparked the attack with his run down the left, passing to Kunateh, who toe-poked the ball past the oncoming Oakwood goalkeeper. Austin Aviza (Medway, Mass.) made three saves to preserve the shut out – his second on the weekend and sixth of the season.

With wins across the board, the Under-18 team (8-7-3, 27 pts.) jumped four spots in the standings of the Northeast Division in U.S. Soccer Development Academy’s East Conference – from sixth place to second place – while the Under-16 team (11-6-1, 34 pts.) now sits atop of their table.

The youth teams next take on rivals FC Greater Boston in the first portion of the teams’ home and away series that spans two consecutive weekends. The Revs will play Greater Boston at Harvard University on Saturday, May 19, before hosting the club in Hopkinton, Mass., on Saturday, May 26.

New England Revolution U18s vs. South Central Premier U18s
Saturday, May 12, 2012 – Bridgeport, Conn. (University of Bridgeport)
Revolution 2, South Central 1

Scoring Summary:
SCP – Abraham Bartoah 11
NE – Ramiro Osorio (unassisted) 37
NE – Jack Hilger (Ramiro Osorio) 63

New England Revolution: Matt Mozynski (GK), Rainer Randell, Mitchell Taintor, Willis Griffith, Colin Sweeney, Jack Hilger, Colin Patch (Nick Hoffman 63), Dominik Machado, Matt Bitchell (Dallas Donovan 57), Manny Andrade (C.J. Burnham 81), Ramiro Osorio

Misconduct Summary:
NE – Rainer Randell (caution) 69
NE – Willis Griffith (caution) 88
SCP – Abraham Bartoah (caution) 89
SCP – Andrew Bartoah (caution) 91+

New England Revolution U16s vs. South Central Premier U16s
Saturday, May 12, 2012 – Bridgeport, Conn. (University of Bridgeport)
Revolution 4, South Central 0

Scoring Summary:
NE – Amadu Kunateh (Kevin Herrera) 25
NE – Declan McCabe (Matt Cooper) 30
NE – Declan McCabe (Amadu Kunateh) 41
NE – Luke Albertini (Declan McCabe) 63

New England Revolution: Austin Aviza (GK), Christian Sady (Luke Albertini 13), Matt Cooper, Will Szostkiewicz, Greg Forgue, Ryan Kingsley, Declan McCabe, Zach Herivaux (Steven Duncan 59), Danny Apajee (Dan Casey 63), Amadu Kunateh, Kevin Herrera

Misconduct Summary:
SCP – Shay Neary (caution) 54

New England Revolution U18s vs. Oakwood SC U18s
Sunday, May 13, 2012 – Portland, Conn. (TD Bank Oakwood Soccer Park)
Revolution 6, Oakwood 4

Scoring Summary:
NE – Jack Hilger (Peguy Ngatcha) 8
NE – Jack Hilger (Ramiro Osorio) 11
NE – Peguy Ngatcha (Ramiro Osorio) 32
NE – Jack Hilger (Peguy Ngatcha) 43
NE – Colin Patch (Manny Andrade) 48
NE – Jack Hilger (Ramiro Osorio) 50
OAK – Brandon Sousa 66
OAK – Matthew Berry 68
OAK – Mathew Berry 72
OAK – Matthew Berry 83

New England Revolution: Matt Mozynski (GK), Forest Sisk (Colin Sweeney 56), Mitchell Taintor, Willis Griffith, Devin Devoy, Colin Patch (A.J. Burnham 65), Jack Hilger (Matt Bitchell 60), Nick Hoffman, Ramiro Osorio, Manny Andrade, Peguy Ngatcha (Dallas Donovan 81)

Misconduct Summary:
OAK – Mark Richards (caution) 34
OAK – Tim Whalen (caution) 47
NE – A.J. Burnham (ejection) 68
OAK – Stanley Sandoval (caution) 74
NE – Peguy Ngatcha (caution) 80
OAK – Mark Richards (second caution, subsequent ejection) 88

New England Revolution U16s vs. Oakwood SC U16s
Sunday, May 13, 2012 – Portland, Conn. (TD Bank Oakwood Soccer Park)
Revolution 1, Oakwood 0

Scoring Summary:
NE – Amadu Kunateh (Gabe Gissie) 72

New England Revolution: Austin Aviza (GK), Ryan Kingsley, Matt Cooper, Will Szostkiewicz, Greg Forgue, Erik Martel, Zach Herivaux (Danny Apajee 50), Steven Duncan (Casey Schehl 70), Declan McCabe, Amadu Kunateh (Luke Albertini 75), Gabe Gissie (Kevin Herrera 78)

Misconduct Summary:

None