FOXBOROUGH, Mass. – Three first-year players tallied to lift the New England Revolution reserves to a 3-1 victory over the Philadelphia Union reserves on Monday morning at Gillette Stadium.
The Revs struck first when under-16 midfielder Dominik Machado found Alan Koger, who scored in the 27th minute and sent the home side into halftime with the lead.
A foul in the box earned the Union a penalty kick on the other side of the break, and Roger Torres converted in the 48th minute to level the score.
Homegrown player Diego Fagundez earned an assist on Andrew Sousa’s 60th-minute goal, before tallying one of his own in the 85th minute. Under-16 forward Peguy Ngatcha was credited with the helper.
The two teams used a combined six players from their youth development programs. New England featured Dominik Machado as a starter in his fourth appearance with the reserves, while Cole DeNormandie and Peguy Ngatcha entered the game as second-half substitutes. Philadelphia’s Darius Madison earned the start in the midfield, and Jimmy McLoughlin and Keegan Rosenberry saw time in the second half.
Both teams will face the New York Red Bulls in their next reserve division matches. New England (3-2-1, 10 pts.) will play the Red Bulls at home on Sunday, Aug. 21, after Philadelphia (1-3-1, 4 pts.) visits them on Monday, Aug. 15.
Revolution reserves 3, Philadelphia Union reserves 1
July 18, 2011 – Gillette Stadium (Foxborough, Mass.)
NE – Alan Koger (Dominik Machado) 27
PHI – Roger Torres (penalty kick) 48
NE – Andrew Sousa (Diego Fagundez) 60
NE – Diego Fagundez (Peguy Ngatcha) 85
New England Revolution: Bobby Shuttleworth (Tim Murray 46), Darrius Barnes (Cole DeNormandie** 46), Adam Howorth*, Otto Lowey, Ryan Guy, Diego Fagundez, Andrew Sousa, Dominik Machado**, Ryan Kinne, Zack Schilawski (Peguy Ngatcha** 46), Alan Koger
Substitutes Not Used: Fabio Machado, Jr.** Philadelphia Union: Zac MacMath (Thorne Hodder 46), Ryan Richter (Keegan Rosenberry** 70), Michael Farfan, Juan Diego González Alzate (Jimmy McLoughlin** 73), Matt Baker*, Zach Pfeffer, Roger Torres, Amobi Okugo, Darius Madison**, Jack McInerney, Brian Ackley*
Substitutes Not Used: none
PHI – Amobi Okugo (caution) 82
Referee: Jan Halaska
Assistant Referees: Scott Kachmarik, Travis Coleman
Fourth Official: Jennifer Powell
Weather: Partly cloudy, 86 degrees
*- Guest player
** - Academy player