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FOXBOROUGH, Mass. – The New England Revolution Academy will field a roster of 94 players during the 2021-22 MLS NEXT season beginning this weekend, September 4. With 50 returning players and 44 newcomers representing all six New England states and beyond, the Revolution will field four teams in the Under-14, Under-15, Under-17, and Under-19 age groups.

The 2021-22 season will see the continuation of the Revolution Academy’s Residency Program, now in its third year. The program recently expanded to include a second residency home located near the Academy’s facilities at the Revolution Training Center in Foxborough, Mass. The players who reside full-time in the residency all continue their high school educations through online schooling while training daily at the club’s state-of-the-art training center. By eliminating key barriers such as transportation, the Residency Program allows players from throughout New England and beyond to benefit from the club’s free-to-play, elite player development program and established professional pathway.

The Revolution Academy is coming off a successful 2020-21 campaign in the inaugural season of the MLS NEXT platform, which saw all three of the club’s eligible age groups qualify for the MLS NEXT Cup Playoffs. The Under-15 team, coached by MLS and Revolution great Shalrie Joseph, advanced to the semifinal round of the national tournament. In addition, the year saw dozens of players earn training opportunities and professional experience with Revolution II. In all, 14 different current and former Revolution Academy players, as young as 15 years old, have made their pro soccer debuts with Revolution II in USL League One action.

“We are pleased with the progress the Revolution Academy program over made over the past year and are energized for the work ahead as we kick off the MLS NEXT season,” Revolution Technical Director Curt Onalfo said. “It has been an encouraging year with the expansion of the residency program, qualifying all three of our eligible teams for the MLS NEXT Cup Playoffs, and more than a dozen professional debuts by our Academy players with Revolution II. We look forward to taking more steps forward in the upcoming season as we progress more talented players through our pro pathway.”

In November 2020, Colby Quiñones (Bedford, N.H.) became the third Revs Academy product to ascend the club’s pathway to the professional ranks by signing his Revolution II contract. Fellow Academy graduates Hikaru Fujiwara (Lexington, Mass.) and Noel Buck (Arlington, Mass.) also made the leap to USL League One. In all, 14 different Academy players have made their professional debut with Revolution II.

Additionally, the Revolution Academy continued to place players at elite NCAA Division I universities as six recent graduates will continue their careers at top men’s soccer programs – Cole Dewhurst (Lancaster, Mass.) at Providence College, Taha Kina (Maynard, Mass.) at Brown University, Samuel White (Sterling, Mass.) and Aidan Farwell (Randolph, Mass.) at Boston College, Joe Buck (Arlington, Mass.) at Georgetown University, Greg MacLean (Walpole, Mass.) at University of Connecticut, and Michael Tsicoulias (Needham, Mass.) at University of Virginia.

On the coaching staff, the club welcomes back seven-time MLS All-Star and four-time MLS Best XI selection Shalrie Joseph, who will coach the Under-17s after he led the same group to the national semifinals at the U-15 level in last year’s MLS NEXT Cup Playoffs. Director of Youth Development Rob Becerra will assume the role of Under-15 Head Coach, while established coaches Jasir Charris and T.J. Love return to the staff. New England also welcomes Academy Administrator and Assistant Coach B.J. Noble, who spent the last 11 years as the Director of Soccer at Notre Dame de Namur University in California, and Liam Connors, who was most recently an assistant coach for the University of Nevada, Las Vegas men’s soccer program. Connors will coach the Under-19 and Under-14 teams.

The New England Revolution Academy is the region’s only completely free-to-play, elite youth development program with a direct pathway to the professional ranks. Competing in the MLS NEXT, the nation’s premiere youth soccer platform, the Revolution Academy accepts qualified and talented players into the program regardless of their financial situation. All players’ needs and expenses related to soccer activities – training, facilities, equipment, uniforms, travel associated with competitions – are provided by the Revolution at no cost to the players or their families.

The Revolution Academy kicks off the 2021 MLS NEXT fall season with back-to-back games on Sept. 4-5. All four teams travel to face Oakwood SC in Connecticut on Saturday before hosting FC Westchester in Foxborough on Sunday. The complete Revolution Academy roster and coaching staff is below. For more information about the New England Revolution’s youth teams and Revolution Academy programming, visit revolutionsoccer.net/academy.

No. Name Position Hometown Year

69 Triton Beauvois Forward Malden, MA 2003

86 Hikaru Fujiwara Midfielder Lexington, MA 2003

9 Estevao Gouveia Forward Nashua, NH 2003

89 Morris Matthews Defender Cambridge, MA 2003

44 Colby Quinones Defender Bedford, NH 2003

93 Zachary Sardi-Santos Defender Newton, MA 2003

75 Daniel Bede Midfielder Framingham, MA 2004

33 Brandonn Bueno Forward Framingham, MA 2004

99 Greg Cook* Forward Las Vegas, NV 2004

15 Gabriel de Godoi Defender Milford, MA 2004

29 Matteo Gomes Midfielder Dracut, MA 2004

26 Andrew Millar Midfielder Cambridge, MA 2004

47 Jack Panayotou Midfielder Cambridge, MA 2004

18 Marcos Quintana* Midfielder Riverside, CT 2004

50 Matthew Tibbetts Goalkeeper Westborough, MA 2004

31 Dylan Walsh Defender Arlington, MA 2004

81 Max Weinstein* Goalkeeper Montpelier, VT 2004

45 Jason Zacarias Forward Billerica, MA 2004

10 Esmir Bajraktarevic* Midfielder Appleton, WI 2005

20 Noel Buck Midfielder Arlington, MA 2005

58 Jack Burkhardt Defender Sutton, MA 2005

80 Marco Dos Santos Midfielder Methuen, MA 2005

59 Malcolm Fry Forward Groton, MA 2005

40 Alexi Karalis Defender Belmont, MA 2005

61 Jack LaBelle Defender Peabody, MA 2005

87 Carl Lauent Forward Miramar, FL 2005

32 Esteban Lopera Defender Revere, MA 2005

23 Isaie Louis* Forward Everett, MA 2005

85 Alex Parvu Defender Cumberland, RI 2005

16 Matiwos Rumley* Defender Hebron, CT 2005

79 Alex St. John Forward Needham, MA 2005

8 Hayes Benzan Midfielder Boston, MA 2006

3 Ryan Carney Goalkeeper Dunstable, MA 2006

14 Kian Charris Defender Pawtucket, RI 2006

51 Kevin Christensen Goalkeeper Natick, MA 2006

12 Luke Churchill Defender North Easton, MA 2006

6 Giuseppe Ciampa Midfielder Westwood, MA 2006

4 Henrique Dias Defender North Andover, MA 2006

19 Olger Escobar Forward Lynn, MA 2006

11 Enzo Goncalves Forward Hyannis, MA 2006

49 Benaiah Hanson Forward Forney, TX 2006

83 Garrett Holman Defender Hamburg, NJ 2006

39 Caleb Huang Forward Hopkinton, MA 2006

19 Jamie Kabuusu Midfielder Chestnut Hill, MA 2006

18 Kevin Medina Midfielder Boston, MA 2006

27 Alejandro Palacios Midfielder Lexington, MA 2006

22 Angel Ortez Midfielder Revere, MA 2006

24 Alex Rapo Defender Dover, MA 2006

5 Daniel Woodward Defender West Newtown, MA 2006

25 Diego Xhikneli* Midfielder Glastonbury, CT 2006

7 Raphael Alves Forward Framingham, MA 2007

2 Alvin Depina Forward Boston, MA 2007

81 Max Dressel Goalkeeper Marblehead, MA 2007

71 Rudy Figeuroa Forward Providence, RI 2007

31 Miles Fleming Goalkeeper Hallowell, ME 2007

89 Edwin Flores Midfielder Wilmington, DE 2007

32 Everson Goglia Forward Bristol, RI 2007

24 Evan Gustafson Midfielder Rochdale, MA 2007

37 Ian Hecker Midfielder Sherborn, MA 2007

3 Simon Henao Defender Dedham, MA 2007

30 Luka Hislop Forward Concord, MA 2007

40 Sage Kinner Midfielder Burlington, VT 2007

90 Kevin Machado Midfielder Cambridge, MA 2007

91 Marshall Martin Goalkeeper Norwood, MA 2007

77 Peyton Miller Forward Unionville, CT 2007

58 Nolan Murray Defender Whitman, MA 2007

35 Lucas Nuernburg Midfielder Cambridge, MA 2007

9 Tito Nichols Forward Milton, MA 2007

15 Josh Poulson Forward Hingham, MA 2007

29 Aiden Reilly Forward Pembroke, MA 2007

95 Matt Sarro Midfielder Huntington, NY 2007

38 Danny Stanger Defender East Greenwich, RI 2007

41 Conrad Sweatman* Midfielder Stow, VT 2007

21 Jaime Vega Espinosa Midfielder Cambridge, MA 2007

36 Ethan Virmalo Goalkeeper Sutton, MA 2007

20 Owen Zhang Midfielder Westwood, MA 2007

6 Anthony Anduray Midfielder Merrimack, NH 2008

33 Gavin Baer Defender Palmer, MA 2008

27 Cristiano Carlos Forward Chicopee, MA 2008

36 Kaleb Curran Goalkeeper Londonderry, NH 2008

8 Braydon Fagundes Forward Warwick, RI 2008

31 Jorge Flores Defender Lowell, MA 2008

26 Jayel Goncalves Forward Brockton, MA 2008

82 Daniel Jordao Midfielder Bellingham, MA 2008

35 Gabriel Jordao Defender Bellingham, MA 2008

5 Caiden London Defender Millis, MA 2008

4 Sheridan McNish Defender Norwood, MA 2008

1 Jose Milliman Goddman Goalkeeper Hudson Valley, NY 2008

45 Camilo Moreno Midfielder Peabody, MA 2008

16 Julian Monteiro Defender East Providence, RI 2008

18 Brian Norena Midfielder Revere, MA 2008

19 Mesud Ramic Forward Weare, NH 2008

23 Ryan Scholz Midfielder Glenmont, NY 2008

39 Trevor Steele Forward Wilbraham, MA 2008

44 Tommy Tsouros Defender Bow, NH 2008

28 Matias Xhikneli Midfielder Glastonbury, CT 2008

* - Residency Member

New England Revolution Technical Staff

Bruce Arena Sporting Director

Curt Onalfo Technical Director

Chris Tierney Player Recruitment Manager

Revolution Academy Staff

Rob Becerra Director of Youth Development / Head Coach

Shalrie Joseph Head Coach

Liam Connors Head Coach

Jasir Charris Goalkeeping Coach

T.J. Love Assistant Coach / Academy Scout

B.J. Noble Assistant Coach / Academy Administrator

Matthew Zaremba Academy Athletic Trainer

Pablo Di Benedetto Academy Sports Performance Coach

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