Angel Ortez | Academy Under-15

FOXBOROUGH, Mass. – All four New England Revolution Academy teams continued the MLS Next season last Saturday, with the Under-19s, Under-17s, and Under-15s facing Beachside SC in Stamford, Conn., and the Under-14s taking on FC Boston Bolts in Newton, Mass. In addition, six current and former Revolution Academy players featured for Revolution II in a 4-0 win at Richmond Kickers on Saturday.

The U-19s and U-17s won their second consecutive matches, 4-2 and 2-1 respectively, while the U-15s secured their first victory of the season, 6-3. The win marked the first for U-15 Head Coach Shalrie Joseph with the Revolution Academy. Meanwhile, the U-14s fell 2-0 to FC Boston Bolts. Next weekend, the Under-14s will be the lone team in action, as they will face the Hartford Athletic U-14s on Saturday in Connecticut.

MLS NEXT Highlights:

The U-19s secured a come-from-behind victory with strong performances by substitutes Jorge Garcia (2003 – Somerville, Mass.) and Aidan Farwell (2002 – Randolph, Mass.) who combined for the winning goal. Estevao Gouveia (2003 – Nashua, N.H.), Samuel White (2003 – Sterling, Mass.), and Cole Dewhurst (2003 – Lancaster, Mass.) also scored in the victory.

Goalkeeper Nick Cardona (2003 – Boston, Mass.) played the second half for the U-19s, making four saves including one on a breakaway with the game tied, 2-2.

Midfielder Jack Panayotou (2004 – Cambridge, Mass.) converted a penalty kick early in the second half to propel the U-17s past Beachside on Saturday. Forward Jason Zacarias (2004 – Billerica, Mass.) opened the scoring for the U-17s less than two minutes into the match with an assist from Malcolm Fry (2005 – Groton, Mass.)

The Under-15s earned their first victory of the year, sparked by two goals and an assist from forward Angel Ortez (2006 – Revere, Mass.). Enzo Goncalves (2006 – Hyannis, Mass.) also added a pair of goals in the victory.

In the U-15s’ win, Jordi Tornberg Ayala (2006 – Revere, Mass.) factored in with a goal and an assist, while Alessandro Bacabac (2005 – Somers, Conn.) had two assists.

Revolution II Highlights:

Defender Colby Quinones (2003 – Bedford, N.H.) made his 10th appearance of the season, starting and playing 85 minutes at right back. He finished the contest with five interceptions, three clearances, and won a penalty for New England in the first half.

Midfielder Hikaru Fujiwara (2003 – Lexington, Mass.) made his seventh appearance, logging eight minutes off the bench in the victory.

Homegrown Players and Academy graduates Nicolas Firmino (2001 – Somerville, Mass.) and Damian Rivera (2002 – Cranston, R.I.) each tallied goals in the victory. Firmino converted from the penalty spot for his team-high third score, and Rivera scoring his first professional goal.


New England Revolution II 4 vs Richmond Kickers 0
Saturday, Oct. 3, 2020 – City Stadium (Richmond, Va.)

Scoring Summary:
NE – Kyle Venter (Own Goal) 23’
NE – Nicolas Firmino (Penalty Kick) 31’
NE – Mumbi Kwesele (Own Goal) 81’
NE – Damian Rivera (Mayele Malango) 83’

New England Revolution II: Keegan Meyer; Ryan Spaulding, Jon Bell, Collin Verfurth ©, Colby Quinones (Ryo Shimazaki 85’); Maciel, Tiago Mendonca, Nicolas Firmino (Hikaru Fujiwara 82’); Connor Presley (Damian Rivera 70’), Orlando Sinclair (Meny Silva 84’), Justin Rennicks (Mayele Malango 82’).

Substitutes Not Used: Matthew Tibbetts, Diego Souza.
*Current and former Academy players above in italics


New England Revolution U-19s 4 vs Beachside SC U-19s 2
Saturday, Oct. 3, 2020 – Trinity Catholic High School (Stamford, Conn.)

Scoring Summary:
NE – Estevao Gouveia (Brandonn Bueno) 34’
BSC – 38’
BSC – 43’
NE – Cole Dewhurst (Joe Buck) 58’
NE – Jorge Garcia (Aidan Farwell) 74’
NE – Samuel White (Michael te Duits) 88’

Revolution U-19s: Alvaro Rodriguez (Nick Cardona HT); Ethan Williams (Cole Richardson 68’), Taha Kina, Cole Dewhurst, Michael te Duits; Henri Richter (Aidan Farwell 68’), Joe Buck, Sam White; Brandonn Bueno (Jorge Garcia 54’), Lucas Fernandez (Triton Beauvois 16’ [Ronilson Mendes 54’]), Estevao Gouveia (Felipe Viera 68’).

Substitutes Not Used: None.


New England Revolution U-17s 2 vs Beachside SC U-17s 1
Saturday, Oct. 3, 2020 – Trinity Catholic High School (Stamford, Conn.)

Scoring Summary:
NE – Jason Zacarias (Malcolm Fry) 2’
BSC – 42’
NE – Jack Burkhardt (Penalty Kick) 43’

Revolution U-17s: Brady Elmblad (Ryan Carney 56’); Jack Burkhardt (Jack LaBelle 56), Dylan Walsh, Alexi Karalis, Steban Lopera; Matteo Gomes (Brady Lewis 56’), Jack Panayotou, Noel Buck (Matt Bergquist 68’); Jason Zacarias (Ed Fundunyan 68’), Malcolm Fry, Patrick Garcia (Samson Kpardeh HT).

Substitutes Not Used: None.


New England Revolution U-15s 6 vs Beachside SC U-15s 3
Saturday, Oct. 3, 2020 – Trinity Catholic High School (Stamford, Conn.)

Scoring Summary:
BSC – 12’
NE – Angel Ortez (Jordi Tornberg Ayala, Jaime Kabuusu) 19’
BSC – 20’
NE – Jordi Tornberg Ayala (Alessandro Bacabac) 24’
NE – Enzo Goncalves (Alessandro Bacabac) 32’
NE – Enzo Goncalves (Angel Ortez) 36’
BSC – 39’
NE – Own Goal 67’
NE – Angel Ortez (Luke Churchill) 76’

Revolution U-15s: Ryan Carney (Sebastian Wraga 50’); Jaime Kabuusu (Alejandro Palacio 50’), Daniel Woodward, Kian Charris (Luke Churchill 50’), Alex Rapo; Giuseppe Ciampa, Hayes Benzan (Kevin Medina 53’), Alessandro Bacabac (Diego Xhikneli 50’); Jordi Tornberg Ayala, Enzo Goncavles (Olger Escobar 50’), Angel Ortez.

Substitutes Not Used: Ryan Viana, Enrique Dias.

New England Revolution U-14s 0 vs FC Boston Bolts U-14s 2
Saturday, Oct. 3, 2020 – Mount Ida College (Newton, Mass.)

Scoring Summary:
BOS – 54’
BOS – 61’

Revolution U-14s: Miles Fleming; Jackson Danforth, Lucas Nuernberg, Sage Kinner, Fabian Alzate; Owen Zhang, Ian Hecker, Ryan Viana, Luka Hislop, Conrad Sweatman, Matias Xhikneli.

Substitutes Used: Ethan Virmalo, Caleb Chao, Jaime Vega, Gavin Foley, Everson Goglia, Evan Deasy, T.J. Levisee.