U-17 v NYC 14

FOXBOROUGH, Mass. – The New England Revolution Academy continued its 2021 MLS NEXT Fall season with the Under-15s and Under-17s both hosting the Philadelphia Union Academy on Saturday at the Revolution Training Center. New England dropped both matches, a 2-1 defeat for the U-17s and a 3-1 loss for the U-15s. The Under-19s and Under-14s both were idle over the weekend.

Revolution II fell on Friday afternoon, 1-0, at Toronto FC II in USL League One play. Current Academy midfielder Esmir Bajraktarevic earned a start, his fourth of the season. Five Revolution Academy graduates also started the contest for New England – Justin Rennicks, Damian Rivera, Tyler Freitas, Colby Quiñones, and Noel Buck – while fellow Academy alum Hikaru Fujiwara came off the bench for a 28-minute shift.

On Saturday, New England’s U-15 and U-17 sides will have the upcoming weekend off as the U-19s and U-14s will host matches on Sunday in Walpole, with the former hosting Met Oval at 1:30 p.m. and the latter hosting Bayside FC at 11:00 a.m. Meanwhile, Revolution II will travel to face Greenville Triumph SC on Saturday at 7:00 p.m. ET (ESPN+). Click here to learn more about the New England Revolution Academy. The complete MLS NEXT schedule and all the latest news from around the league can be viewed here.

Revolution MLS NEXT & Alumni Highlights

  • Forward Olger Escobar (2006 – Lynn, Mass.) scored the lone goal for the U-17s against Philadelphia Union. In five games this season, Escobar has three goals and two assists.
  • Forward Raphael Alves (2007 – Framingham, Mass.) tallied his fourth goal of the season for the U-15s, with defender Alvin Depina (2007- Boston, Mass.) picking up his first assist at the MLS NEXT level.
  • 2021 Academy Graduate Aidan Farwell (2002 – Randolph, Mass.) scored his first collegiate goal for Boston College last week in a 2-1 loss to Virginia.

Revolution Academy’s Latest College Commitments

  • Triton Beauvois (2003 – Malden, Mass.) – Virginia
  • Malcolm Fry (2005 – Groton, Mass.) – Wake Forest
  • Jack Panayotou (2004 – Cambridge, Mass.) – Georgetown
  • Andrew Millar (2004 – Cambridge, Mass.) – Vermont
  • Max Weinstein (2004 – Montpelier, Vt.) – Vermont

UNDER-17s (5-4-0)
New England Revolution U-17s vs Philadelphia Union U-17s
Saturday, October 9, 2021 – Revolution Training Center Field 3 (Foxborough, Mass.)
New England Revolution 1, Philadelphia Union 2

Scoring Summary:
NE – Olger Escobar (Enzo Goncalves) 20’
PHI – 34’
PHI – 72’

Revolution U-17s: Ryan Carney; Esteban Lopera (Enzo Goncalves 20’), Jack Burkhardt, Matiwos Rumley, Alexandru Parvu; Jack LaBelle (Benaiah Hanson 79’), Alexi Karalis, Jamie Kabuusu; Olger Escobar (Malcolm Fry 69’), Isaie Louis, Marco Dos Santos (Diego Xhikneli 79’).

Substitutes Not Used: Kevin Christensen, Kevin Medina, Henrique Dias.

UNDER-15s (5-2-2)
New England Revolution U-15s vs Philadelphia Union U-15s
Saturday, October 9, 2021 – Revolution Training Center Field 3 (Foxborough, Mass.)
New England Revolution 1, Philadelphia Union 3

Scoring Summary:
PHI – 30’
PHI – 71’
NE – Raphael Alves (Alvin Depina) 80’
PHI – 80’+7

Revolution U-15s: Max Dressel (Marshall Martin 40’); Luke Churchill (Joshua Poulson 57’), Simon Henao, Sage Kinner, Alvin Depina; Ian Hecker (Owen Zhang 68’), Edwin Flores, Kevin Machado (Conrad Sweatman 68’); Peyton Miller (Matthew Sarro 68’), Aidan Reilly (Tito Nichols 40’), Raphael Alves.

Substitutes Not Used: Danny Stanger.