Academy Under-15s action

FOXBOROUGH, Mass. – The four New England Revolution Academy teams hit the road over the weekend to face New York Soccer Club on Saturday in MLS NEXT spring season play. New England went 2-0-2 on the day, with the Under-19s and Under-15s each notching victories while the Under-17s and Under-14s picked up one point each with a pair of draws.


Additionally, Revolution II returned to action last week with two home games, dropping a Wednesday night contest to Union Omaha, 1-0, before tying Chattanooga Red Wolves SC, 2-2, on Sunday night. Academy midfielder Joe Buck (2002 – Arlington, Mass.) became the 16th current or former Academy product to make his professional debut with Revs II on Wednesday. Meanwhile, his younger brother Noel Buck (2005 – Arlington, Mass.) made history on Sunday as the first Revolution Academy youth player to score in a professional match for New England.


All four Academy teams return home next weekend for matches at Gillette Stadium on Sunday, May 23. The U-19s will host Black Rock Northwood while the U-17s, U-15s, and U-14s will take on New York City FC. Revolution II has the weekend off and will return to play closing out a four-match homestand on Friday, May 28 against Fort Lauderdale CF at 5:00 p.m. ET (ESPN+).


Last week, Major League Soccer announced details for the inaugural MLS NEXT Cup Playoffs, which will crown champions in four age groups (U15, U16, U17, and U19). The championship tournament will take place from June 25 – July 3 in Frisco, Texas, as the top 128 teams in the nation will compete for hardware to conclude the inaugural 10-month MLS NEXT season. Designed to replicate the current MLS playoff format, the MLS NEXT Cup Playoffs will be a single-elimination tournament with 32 teams in each age group. Teams will qualify for the tournament on a points per game basis during the regular season. Click here for complete information on the competition.


For more information about the New England Revolution Academy, visit revolutionsoccer.net/academy.


Revolution II and Alumni Highlights

  • Midfielder Noel Buck (2005 – Arlington, Mass.) became the first Academy player to score a goal for Revolution II, netting his first professional tally in Sunday’s draw with Chattanooga. Buck has made four appearances, including two starts, this season for Revolution II.
  • Midfielder Joe Buck (2002 – Arlington, Mass.) became the 26th player, and 16th current or former Revolution Academy player, to make his professional debut. He played 79 minutes on Wednesday against Union Omaha before being replaced by his brother, Noel.
  • Forward Michael Tsicoulias (2002 – Newton, Mass.) made his first start of the 2021 season on Wednesday, playing 57 minutes. Tsicoulias and Noel Buck are the only two Academy players to have appeared in each of Revolution II’s four matches this season.
  • Revolution Homegrown Players Justin Rennicks (1999 – So. Hamilton, Mass.) and Damian Rivera (2002 – Cranston, R.I.) started in both matches for Revolution II last week. Rivera set a career high with six shots in Sunday’s draw with Chattanooga.


Revolution MLS NEXT Highlights

  • Midfielder Hikaru Fujiwara (2003 – Lexington, Mass.) featured for the U-19s on Saturday and scored an unassisted goal just four minutes into the contest.
  • Midfielder Aidan Farwell (2002 – Randolph, Mass.) netted the winner for the U-19s in their victory over New York Soccer Club.
  • Goalkeeper Matthew Tibbetts (2004 – Westborough, Mass.) made his second consecutive appearance for the U-17s, stopping two shots in a clean-sheet performance.
  • Forward Olger Escobar (2006 – Lynn, Mass.) enjoyed another strong weekend, scoring a goal and adding an assist for the U-15s on Saturday.
  • In the U-15s’ win, forward Enzo Goncalves (2006 – Hyannis, Mass.) scored for the third straight match, his 11th goal of the 2020-21 MLS NEXT season, while midfielder Jaime Kabuusu (2006 – Chestnut Hill, Mass.) factored in with his third assist of the spring.
  • Defender Sage Kinner (2007 – Burlington, Vt.) and forward Raphael Alves (2007 – Framingham, Mass.) each found the back of the net for the U-14s. Alves’ goal was his second in as many games.


REVOLUTION II

New England Revolution II vs Union Omaha
Wednesday, May 12, 2021 – Gillette Stadium (Foxborough, Mass.)
New England Revolution II 0, Union Omaha 1


Scoring Summary:
OMA – Greg Hurst (Rashid Nuhu) 84’


Misconduct Summary:
NE – Joe Buck (Yellow Card – Bad Foul) 26’
NE – Connor Presley (Yellow Card – Bad Foul) 28’
NE – François Dulysse (Yellow Card – Bad Foul) 38’
OMA – J.P. Scearce (Yellow Card – Bad Foul) 52’
OMA – Greg Hurst (Yellow Card – Bad Foul) 90’+1


New England Revolution II: Joe Rice; Ryan Spaulding, Sean O’Hearn, François Dulysse, Connor Presley; Joe Buck (Noel Buck 79’), Jake Rozhansky, Damian Rivera, Michael Tsicoulias (Michel 57’); Ryan Sierakowski, Justin Rennicks (Hikaru Fujiwara 72’).


Substitutes Not Used: Marzuq Puckerin, Tyler Freitas, Cole Dewhurst, Meny Silva.


New England Revolution II vs Chattanooga Red Wolves SC
Sunday, May 16, 2021 – Gillette Stadium (Foxborough, Mass.)
New England Revolution II 2, Chattanooga Red Wolves SC 2


Scoring Summary:
NE – Jason Ramos (Own Goal) 37’
NE – Noel Buck (Connor Presley) 54’
CHA – Angel Espana (Jonathan Ricketts) 60’
CHA – Angel Espana (Jonathan Ricketts, Marky Hernandez) 67’


Misconduct Summary:
NE – Sean O’Hearn (Yellow Card – Bad Foul) 42’
NE – Ryan Sierakowski (Yellow Card – Bad Foul) 45’
CHA – Ronaldo Pineda (Yellow Card – Bad Foul) 48’
CHA – Ualefi (Yellow Card – Bad Foul) 81’


New England Revolution II: Joe Rice; Ryan Spaulding, Pierre Cayet, Sean O’Hearn, Connor Presley; Jake Rozhansky ©, Michel (Michael Tsicoulias 90’), Noel Buck (Joe Buck 76’); Damian Rivera, Justin Rennicks (Colby Quinones 76’), Ryan Sierakowski.


Substitutes Not Used: Marzuq Puckerin, Tyler Freitas, François Dulysse, Dennis Ramirez.
*Current or former Revolution Academy players in Italics.


UNDER-19s

New England Revolution U-19s vs New York Soccer Club U-19s
Saturday, May 15, 2021 – Ophir Field (Purchase, N.Y.)
New England Revolution 2, New York Soccer Club 1


Scoring Summary:
NE – Hikaru Fujiwara (Unassisted) 4’
NY – 20’
NE – Aidan Farwell (Unassisted) 43’


Revolution U-19s: Marzuq Puckerin; Zachary Sardi-Santos (Cole Richardson 70’), Taha Kina, Cole Dewhurst, Ethan Williams; Samuel White, Hikaru Fujiwara, Aidan Farwell; Ronilson Mendes (Jorge Garcia 82’), Estevao Gouveia (Morris Matthews 70’), Triton Beauvois (Greg MacLean 46’).


Substitutes Not Used: Alvaro Rodriguez, Lucas Fernandez, Valerio Tatafiore.


UNDER-17s

New England Revolution U-17s vs New York Soccer Club U-17s
Saturday, May 15, 2021 – Ophir Field (Purchase, N.Y.)
New England Revolution 0, New York Soccer Club 0


Scoring Summary:
None.


Revolution U-17s: Matthew Tibbetts; Gabriel de Godoi (Jack Burkhardt 80’), Matiwos Rumley, Dylan Walsh, Steban Lopera; Matteo Gomes (Chance Therrien 66’), Jack Panayotou, Brandonn Bueno; Brady Lewis (Alex Parvu 74’), Jason Zacarias (Ed Fandunyun 74’), Isaie Louis.


Substitutes Not Used: Brady Elmblad, Jack LaBelle, Alexi Karalis.


UNDER-15s

New England Revolution U-15s vs New York Soccer Club U-15s
Saturday, May 15, 2021 – Ophir Field (Purchase, N.Y.)
New England Revolution 3, New York Soccer Club 1


Scoring Summary:
NE – Giuseppe Ciampa (Olger Escobar) 27’
NE – Olger Escobar (Jamie Kabuusu) 29’
NY – 62’
NE – Enzo Goncalves (Unassisted) 80’


Revolution U-15s: Sebastian Wraga; Alejandro Palacio, Kian Charris, Henrique Dias, Alex Rapo (Luke Churchill 41’); Jamie Kabuusu, Diego Xhikneli (Kevin Medina 58’), Giuseppe Ciampa; Jordi Tornberg Ayala (Enzo Goncalves 58’), Angel Ortez, Olger Escobar (Daniel Woodward 65’).


Substitutes Not Used: Ryan Carney, Ryan Viana, Hayes Benzan.


UNDER-14s

New England Revolution U-14s vs New York Soccer Club U-14s
Saturday, May 15, 2021 – Ophir Field (Purchase, N.Y.)
New England Revolution 2, New York Soccer Club 2


Scoring Summary:
NY – 4’
NE – Sage Kinner (Conrad Sweatman) 17’
NE – Raphael Alves (Unassisted) 26’
NY – 50’


Revolution U-14s: Miles Fleming; Jackson Danforth, Lucas Nuernberg, Sage Kinner, Matias Xhikneli; Owen Zhang, Conrad Sweatman, Jaime Vega; Everson Goglia, Raphael Alves, Fabian Alzate.


Substitutes Used: Ethan Virmalo, Felipe Carvalho, Caleb Chao, Gavin Foley, Luka Hislop, Leo Lopez, Nolan Murray.

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