The New England Revolution Academy Under-19 team will play for a national championship on Sunday night, taking on San Francisco Glens in the 2022 MLS NEXT Cup Final. Kickoff is set for 6 p.m. ET from Toyota Stadium (home to FC Dallas) with live coverage streaming on both Twitch and YouTube.
Jack Panayotou (2004 - Cambridge, Mass.) - who has committed to Georgetown University and has featured eight times with New England Revolution II this season - scored both goals in the U-19s' 2-1 win over FC Dallas in Friday morning's semifinal. The creative midfielder combined with forward Isaie Louis (2005 - Everett, Mass.) on both occasions, first finishing off a brilliant backheel pass from Louis in the 49th minute before cutting past a defender on the dribble to score the game winner in the 72nd minute.
Panayotou has led the way with five goals in the competition, also scoring twice in the 4-1 win over IMG Academy in the Round of 32 and once in the 2-1 win over Real Colorado in the Round of 16. Malcolm Fry (2005 - Groton, Mass.) has registered three goals, while other goal scorers include Louis, Triton Beauvois (2003 - Malden, Mass.), and Olger Escobar (2006 - Lynn, Mass.).
Max Weinstein (2004 - Montpelier, Vt.) has featured at goalkeeper, making several key saves and only conceding a late goal from the penalty spot in the semifinal win over FC Dallas.