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FOXBOROUGH, Mass. – The New England Revolution Academy’s U-15, U-17, and U-19 teams closed out the MLS NEXT fall season at MLS NEXT Fest in Indio, Calif., where they competed alongside 300 of the top youth teams across the United States and Canada from December 2-8.

The U-19s were unbeaten at the tournament, beginning their run with a 1-1 draw vs. Phoenix Rising FC. Malik Akin (2006 – Altamonte Springs, Fla.) scored in the 78th minute to secure the result for his team. Gianluca Armellino (2005 – Plainville, Mass.) notched a brace as Tyler Flowers (2005 – Sharon, Mass.) scored with a rocket from 25 yards out in the U-19s’ 3-2 victory over the Michigan Wolves.

The team closed out MLS NEXT Fest with a 4-0 win over Sacramento United where Armellino, Alexander St. John (2005 – Needham, Mass.), Jason Zacarias (2004 – Billerica, Mass.), and Jack Burkhardt (2005 – Sutton, Mass.) all scored as Max Weinstein (2004 – Montpelier, V.T.) earned the clean sheet.

The U-17s went 2-1-0 in their three matches played in California. Tito Nichols (2007 – Milton, Mass.) scored in the opening match, a 2-1 loss to the Chicago Fire. The team went on to win their final two matches as Olger Escobar (2006 – Lynn, Mass.) netted his first goal of the tournament in his team’s 2-0 win vs. the Vancouver Whitecaps with a scissor kick in the 29th minute while Eric Martinez (2006 – Perris, Calif.) secured the victory with his goal in the 88th minute. Owen Beninga (2007 – Jackson, W.Y.) and Ryan Carney (2005 – Dunstable, Mass.) both saw time in net to seal the shutout.

The U-17s ended their MLS NEXT Fest run with a 4-2 win over the Houston Dynamo. Escobar opened the scoring for New England as Martinez notched a brace with Raphael Alves (2007 – Framingham, Mass.) scoring in the 86th minute to close it out.

The U-15s bring home a 2-1-0 record from MLS NEXT Fest. The team started strong with a 1-0 win over FC Dallas as Cristiano Carlos (2008 – Chicopee, Mass.) scored in the first minute to secure the game-winner as Jose Goodman Millman earned the shutout.

Carlos notched his second of the tournament in the fifth minute of the U-15s next game vs. FC Cincinnati. Hector Orozco (2008 – Arp, Texas) and Mesud Ramic (2008 – Weare, N.H.) followed up with goals of their own, securing the 3-2 victory for their team. The U-15s fell 2-1 in their last game of the tournament to Los Angeles Football Club where Cristiano Oliveira (2008 – Somerville, Mass.) scored in the 73rd minute.

All four Academy teams will return to action in March to begin the MLS NEXT spring season. The complete MLS NEXT schedule and all the latest news from around the league can be viewed here. Click here to learn more about the New England Revolution Academy.

UNDER 19s
New England Revolution U-19s vs. Phoenix Rising FC U-19s

Friday, December 2, 2022 – Empire Polo Fields (Indio, Calif.)
New England Revolution 1, Phoenix Rising 1

Scoring Summary:

PHX – Liam Mullins 61’
NE – Malik Akin 78’

Revolution U-19s: Max Weinstein; Jack LaBelle (Gabirell De Godoi 60’), Alexi Karalis, Kian Charris (Jack Burkhardt 45’), Steban Betancur; Felipe Vieira De Andrade (Malik Akin 60’), Marco Dos Santos, Tyler Flowers; Gianluca Armellino (Alex Rapo 80’), Bryce Flowers, Alex St. John (Alexandru Parvu 45’).

Substitutes Not Used: Marshall Nason Martin, Gabriel Chavez.

New England Revolution U-19s vs. Michigan Wolves U-19s
Saturday, December 3, 2022 – Empire Polo Fields (Indio, Calif.)

New England Revolution 3, Michigan Wolves 2

Scoring Summary:

MICH – Daniel Kou 15’
NE – Gianluca Armellino 57’
NE – Tyler Flowers 60’
MICH – Tyler Kato 80’
NE – Gianluca Armellino 89’

Revolution U-19s: Max Weinstein (Marshall Nason Martin 70’); Gabriell De Godoi (Jack LaBelle 46’), Jack Burkhardt, Kian Charris (Steban Betancur 60’), Alexandru Parvu; Felipe Vieira De Andrade (Tyler Flowers 46’), Marco Dos Santos (Bryce Flowers 70’), Alexi Karalis; Malik Akin (Alex Rapo 46’), Alex St. John (Jason Zacarias 60’), Gianluca Armellino.

Substitutes Not Used: Gabriel Chavez.

New England Revolution U-19s vs. Sacramento United U-19s
Monday, December 5, 2022 – Empire Polo Fields (Indio, Calif.)

New England Revolution 4, Sacramento United 0

Scoring Summary:

NE – Alexander St. John 46’
NE – Jason Zacarias 64’
NE – Gianluca Armellino 71’
NE – Jack Burkhardt 86’

Revolution U-19s: Max Weinstein; Steban Betancur (Kian Charris 60’), Jack Burkhardt, Alexandru Parvu (Gabriel Chavez 70’), Alex Rapo (Jack LaBelle 45’); Gabriell De Godoi (Alexander St. John 45’), Marco Dos Santos (Alexi Karalis 45’), Tyler Flowers; Jason Zacarias (Felipe Vieira De Andrade 75’), Bryce Flowers, Gianluca Armellino (Malik Akin 75’).

Substitutes Not Used: Marshall Nason Martin.

UNDER 17s
New England Revolution U-17s vs. Chicago Fire U-17s

Friday, December 2, 2022 – Empire Polo Fields (Indio, Calif.)
New England Revolution 1, Chicago Fire 2

Scoring Summary:

CHI – Michael Ramirez 22’
CHI – Daniel Zepeda 37’
NE – Tito Nichols 74’

Revolution U-17s: Ryan Carney; Enzo Goncalves (Eric Martinez 72’), Sage Kinner, Henrique Dias (Peyton Miller 45’), Darwin Lopez; Giuseppe Ciampa, Eric Klein, Jamie Kabuusu (Angel Ortez 76’); Olger Escobar, Tito Nichols, Raphael Alves.

Substitutes Not Used: Owen Beninga, Simon Henao, Aidan Reilly, Edwin Flores.

New England Revolution U-17s vs. Vancouver Whitecaps FC U-17s
Saturday, December 3, 2022 – Empire Polo Fields (Indio, Calif.)

New England Revolution 2, Vancouver Whitecaps 0

Scoring Summary:

NE – Olger Escobar 29’
NE – Eric Martinez 88’

Revolution U-17s: Owen Beninga (Ryan Carney 46’); Simon Henao, Aidan Reilly (Gershom Matimano 65’), Sage Kinner (Darwin Lopez 59’); Peyton Miller, Giuseppe Ciampa, Jamie Kabuusu, Edwin Flores (Eric Klein 46’), Raphael Alves (Eric Martinez 59’); Tito Nichols (Alvin Depina 82’), Olger Escobar (Enzo Goncalves 65’).

Substitutes Not Used: Henrique Dias, Angel Ortez.

New England Revolution U-17s vs. Houston Dynamo U-17s
Monday, December 5, 2022 – Empire Polo Fields (Indio, Calif.)

New England Revolution 4, Houston Dynamo 2

Scoring Summary:

HOU – Misael Rangel 6’
NE – Olger Escobar 21’
NE – Eric Martinez 31’
NE – Eric Martinez 78’
HOU – Ezekiel Soto 83’
NE – Raphael Alves 86’

Revolution U-17s: Ryan Carney; Peyton Miller, Darwin Lopez (Gershom Matimiano 60’), Henrique Dias, Aidan Reilly (Sage Kinner 45’); Eric Klein, Giuseppe Ciampa (Edwin Flores 78’), Jamie Kabuusu; Eric Martinez (Enzo Goncalves 78’), Tito Nichols (Raphael Alves 60’), Olger Escobar (Simon Henao 86’).

Substitutes Not Used: Alvin Depina, Angel Ortez, Owen Beninga.

UNDER 15s
New England Revolution U-15s vs. FC Dallas U-15s

Sunday, December 4, 2022 – Empire Polo Fields (Indio, Calif.)
New England Revolution 1, FC Dallas 0

Scoring Summary:

NE – Cristiano Carlos 1’

Revolution U-15s: Jose Goodman Millman; Julian Monteiro (Grant Emerhi 41’), Joaquin Garcia Zilinskas, Thomas Tsouros, Eli Ackerman; Luis Fontalvo (Hector Orozco 41’), Anthony Anduray (Mesud Ramic 67’), Bryan Norena (Luca Toro 77’); Cristiano Oliveira (Brian Brooks 80’), Cristiano Carlos, Braydon Fagundes.

Substitutes Not Used: Sean Cory, Caiden London, Tyler Bergquist, Judah Siqueira.

New England Revolution U-15s vs. FC Cincinnati U-15s
Tuesday, December 6, 2022 – Empire Polo Fields (Indio, Calif.)

New England Revolution 3, FC Cincinnati 2

Scoring Summary:

NE – Cristiano Carlos 5’
NE – Hector Orozco 10’
NE – Mesud Ramic 33’
CIN – Ezequiel Bautista 66’
CIN – Ezequiel Bautista 78’

Revolution U-15s: Sean Cory; Joaquin Garcia Zilinskas, Thomas Tsouros (Julian Monteiro 53’), Caiden London (Tyler Bergquist 45’), Eli Ackerman (Luca Toro 53’); Cristiano Oliveira (Brian Brooks 45’), Anthony Anduray, Braydon Fagundes (Luis Fontalvo 53’); Hector Orozco (Grant Emerhi 56’), Mesud Ramic, Cristiano Carlos (Judah Siqueira 45’).

Substitutes Not Used: Jose Goodman Millman, Bryan Norena.

New England Revolution U-15s vs. Los Angeles Football Club U-15s
Wednesday, December 7, 2022 – Empire Polo Fields (Indio, Calif.)
New England Revolution 1, LAFC 2

Scoring Summary:

LA – David Soto 5’
LA – Pedro Guimaraes 23’
NE – Cristiano Oliveira 73’

Revolution U-15s: Sean Cory (Jose Goodman Millman 41’); Eli Ackerman, Joaquin Garcia Zilinskas, Thomas Tsouros, Braydon Fagundes; Luis Fontalvo (Judah Siqueira 65’), Bryan Norena, Hector Orozco (Anthony Anduray 41’); Cristiano Oliveira, Cristiano Carlos, Grant Emerhi.

Substitutes Not Used: Luca Toro, Caiden London, Brian Brooks, Tyler Bergquist, Julian Monteiro, Mesud Ramic