FRISCO, Texas – The New England Revolution Academy won the 2022 MLS NEXT Cup Championship in the Under-19 age division on Sunday night, 1-0, against the San Francisco Glens. Jack Panayotou (2004 – Cambridge, Mass.) scored his sixth goal of the tournament in the seventh minute and Max Weinstein (2004 – Montpelier, V.T.) backstopped New England to the clean sheet as the team secured the Revolution Academy’s first MLS NEXT Cup national title.
“We have put in a tremendous amount of hard work to transform the New England Revolution Pro Player Pathway, with the goal of transforming our Academy program into one of the best in the league,” Revolution Technical Director Curt Onalfo said. “Rob Becerra, our Academy Director, and I are very grateful to have the full support of Sporting Director Bruce Arena, President Brian Bilello, and our owners Robert and Jonathan Kraft in achieving that goal. We also extend our gratitude to all the Academy players in our program who contributed to this excellent season. We are so proud to have delivered them a national championship tonight and are excited to see how far we can take our Academy program in the future.”
In the 2022 MLS NEXT Cup tournament, the Revolution Under-19s received contributions from players throughout the program with birth years ranging from 2003 to 2006. The five-game postseason run saw victories against IMG Academy, Real Colorado, Players Development Academy, FC Dallas, and San Francisco Glens. Panayotou paced the team with six goals at MLS NEXT Cup, while Malcolm Fry (2005 – Groton, Mass.) added three goals in the playoff campaign. In net, Weinstein started all five games, playing all but 45 minutes en route to the title.
New England Revolution U-19s vs. San Francisco Glens U-19s
Sunday, July 3, 2022 – Toyota Soccer Center (Frisco, Texas)
New England Revolution 1, San Francisco Glens 0
NE – Jack Panayotou 7’
Revolution U-19s: Max Weinstein; Zach Sardi-Santos, Jack Burkhardt, Dylan Walsh (Garrett Holman 82’), Steban Betancur; Gabriel Chavez (Jason Zacarias 65’), Jack Panayotou, Brandonn Bueno (Morris Matthews 65’); Triton Beauvois (Marcos Ojea Quintana 65’), Isaie Louis (Gabriell de Godoi 82’), Olger Escobar (Malcolm Fry 46’).
Substitutes Not Used: Matt Tibbetts, Greg Cook, Matiwos Rumley.