Academy Under-15s action

FOXBOROUGH, Mass. – The New England Revolution Academy hosted Beachside SC on Sunday in MLS NEXT Spring Season play, with the Under-17s playing to a 1-1 draw and the Under-15s and Under-14s both claiming 4-1 victories at Gillette Stadium. Revolution II was also in action hosting Richmond Kickers in their 2021 home opener. In the match, six current or former Revolution Academy players made an appearance.


In addition, the New England Revolution welcomed Rob Becerra as the club’s new Director of Youth Development earlier this week. Click here to learn all about Becerra, who brings more than 20 years of coaching expertise including MLS, USL, and national team experience to the Revolution Academy.


The U-17, U-15, and U-14 Revolution Academy teams return to action next weekend with all three teams hosting Cedar Stars Academy on Sunday, April 25 at Gillette Stadium. Additionally, the U-14s will host Black Watch Premier at 1 p.m. on Saturday, April 24 ahead of the first-team home opener.


For more information about the New England Revolution’s youth teams and Revolution Academy programming, please visit revolutionsoccer.net/academy.


Revolution MLS NEXT Highlights

  • Forward Isaie Louis (2005 – Everett, Mass.) featured for the U-17s over the weekend and scored his first goal of the 2021 spring season with an assist from Jason Zacarias (2004 – Billerica, Mass..
  • Forward Enzo Goncalves (2006 – Hyannis, Mass.) scored in a third straight contest for the U-15s, tallying his fifth goal over that span, while teammate Jordi Tornberg Ayala (2006 – Revere, Mass.) recorded an assist for the third straight match.
  • Forward Angel Ortez (2006 – Revere, Mass.) continued his torrid start to the spring campaign, adding an assist on Sunday. Through four games this spring, he has compiled two goals and four assists, totaling six goals and six assists through eight games with the Academy since joining the program last fall.
  • Midfielder Jaime Vega (2007 – Cambridge, Mass.) recorded a second-half hat trick for the U-14s, scoring all three goals over a 10-minute span, and forward Raphael Alves (2007 – Framingham, Mass.) factored into the scoring for a third consecutive game, netting the opening goal of the match with an assist from Matias Xhikneli (2008 – Glastonbury, Conn.).


Revolution II and Alumni Highlights

  • Academy players Michael Tsicoulias (2002 – Newton, Mass.), Noel Buck (2005 – Arlington, Mass.), and Hikaru Fujiwara (2003 – Lexington, Mass.) all featured for Revolution II as substitutes on Saturday, each making their second appearance of the season.
  • Homegrown Players Justin Rennicks (1999 – South Hamilton, Mass.) and Damian Rivera (2002 – Cranston, R.I.) both started for Revolution II, playing 68 and 77 minutes, respectively, with the latter recording one shot.
  • Defender Colby Quiñones (2003 – Bedford, N.H.) made his season debut for New England and his first appearance since becoming the third Academy player to sign directly with Revolution II back in November. The 18-year-old played 68 minutes, registering one shot.


REVOLUTION II

New England Revolution II vs. Richmond Kickers
Saturday, April 17, 2021 – Gillette Stadium (Foxborough, Mass.)
New England Revolution II 0, Richmond Kickers 3


Scoring Summary:
RIC – Jonathan Bolanos (Hernan Gonzalez) 35’
RIC – Juan Pablo Monticelli (Jonathan Bolanos) 45’+2
RIC – Oalex Anderson (unassisted) 90+3’


Misconduct Summary:
RIC – Jonathan Bolanos (Yellow Card – Bad Foul) 36’
NE – Christian Mafla (Yellow Card – Bad Foul) 70’
NE – Luis Caicedo (Yellow Card – Persistent Infringement) 76’
RIC – Zaca Moran (Yellow Card – Persistent Infringement) 79’
NE - François Dulysse (Yellow Card – Bad Foul) 88’


New England Revolution II: Earl Edwards Jr.; Christian Mafla (Ryan Spaulding 76’), Sean O’Hearn, François Dulysse, Colby Quiñones (Hikaru Fujiwara 68’), Jake Rozhansky ©, Luis Caicedo (Noel Buck 76’), Damian Rivera (Michael Tsicoulias 76’); Connor Presley, Justin Rennicks (Michel 68’), Ryan Sierakowski.


Substitutes Not Used: Joe Rice, Cole Dewhurst.
*Current or former Revolution Academy players in Italics.


UNDER-17s

New England Revolution U-17s vs Beachside SC U-17s
Sunday, April 18, 2021 – Gillette Stadium (Foxborough, Mass.)
New England Revolution 1, Beachside SC 1


Scoring Summary:
BSC – 33’
NE – Isaie Louis (Jason Zacarias) 52’


Revolution U-17s: Max Weinstein; Gabriell de Godoi (Jack Burkhardt 70’), Dylan Walsh, Alexi Karalis, Jack LaBelle (Steban Lopera HT); Matteo Gomes (Alexandru Parvu 65’), Randy Vang (Matiwos Rumley HT), Chance Therrien (Brady Lewis 70’); Brandonn Bueno, Samson Kpardeh (Jason Zacarias HT), Isaie Louis.


Substitutes Not Used: Brady Elmblad.


UNDER-15s

New England Revolution U-15s vs Beachside SC U-15s
Sunday, April 18, 2021 – Gillette Stadium (Foxborough, Mass.)
New England Revolution 4, Beachside SC 1


Scoring Summary:
NE – Daniel Woodward (Unassisted) 20’
NE – Enzo Goncalves (Jordi Tornberg Ayala) 39’
NE – Ryan Viana (Angel Ortez) 54’
NE – Olger Escobar (Alejandro Palacio) 80’
BSC – 86’


Revolution U-15s: Ryan Carney (Sebastian Wraga 50’); Alejandro Palacio, Daniel Woodward (Henrique Dias HT), Kian Charris, Luke Churchill; Jamie Kabuusu, Kevin Medina (Ryan Viana 50’), Diego Xhikneli (Olger Escobar 50’); Angel Ortez, Enzo Goncalves, Jordi Tornberg Ayala.


Substitutes Not Used: Alex Rapo, Hayes Benzan.


UNDER-14s

New England Revolution U-14s vs Beachside SC U-14s
Sunday, April 18, 2021 – Gillette Stadium (Foxborough, Mass.)
New England Revolution 4, Oakwood SC 1


Scoring Summary:
NE – Raphael Alves (Matias Xhikneli) 21’
BSC – 22’
NE – Jaime Vega (Unassisted) 70’
NE – Jaime Vega (Penalty Kick) 79’
NE – Jaime Vega (Unassisted) 80’


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


Substitutes Used: Felipe Carvalho, Caleb Chao, Gavin Foley, Luka Hislop, Tucker Levisee, Fabian Alzate, Leonel Lopez.

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