HOUSTON – The New England Revolution Under-18 team earned a 3-1 victory against fellow MLS team Seattle Sounders FC in its last game of the 2012-13 U.S. Soccer Development Academy Finals Week. With the win, the Revolution closed out its first-ever Finals Week with a record of 1-3-0 (3 pts.) to finish in seventh place overall.
While Seattle created the first real opportunity of the match, hitting the post from inside the six-yard box in just the second minute of play, New England scored in the fifth minute to gain an early advantage. Peguy Ngatcha’s (Manchester, N.H.) initial shot was saved, but Dominik Machado(Attleboro, Mass.) was there to tap in the rebound. The Revs had three more chances inside the first 10 minutes, but did not find the back of the net again until the 24th. Danny Apajee (Cranston, R.I.) combined with Machado, whose pass was finished by Ngatcha to double New England’s advantage.
New England scored once more before halftime, spurred by Declan McCabe (Weston, Mass.). The midfielder dribbled across the face of goal before colliding with the goalkeeper, but Ngatcha was there again to tap the loose ball in in the 35th minute.
Seattle came out looking determined in the second half and Jordan Morris pulled one back in the 75th minute. But the Revs’ offense had done its part and the score was 3-1 at the final whistle.
New England Revolution U18s vs. Seattle Sounders FC U18s
Saturday, July 20, 2013 – Houston, Texas (Houston Amateur Sports Park)
Revolution 3, Sounders 1
NE – Dominik Machado (Peguy Ngatcha) 5
NE – Peguy Ngatcha (Dominik Machado) 24
NE – Peguy Ngatcha (Declan McCabe) 35
SEA – Jordan Morris 75
New England Revolution: Matt Mozynski (GK), Will Rasid (Quenton Swift 70), Willis Griffith, Adam Norman (Will Szostkiewicz 73), Christian Sady, Gabe Gissie (Freddie Ferre 30), Guy Kabala (Zach Herivaux 50), Dominik Machado (Leandro Alves 76), Declan McCabe (Ryan Kingsley 56), Danny Apajee (Matt Nyeayea 63), Peguy Ngatcha
Unused Substitutes: Austin Aviza (GK)
SEA – Jalen Markey (caution) 55