Damian Rivera

Damian Rivera
Damian Rivera
Damian Rivera
Midfielder
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Real Name: Damian Rovera
HT: 5' 10" WT: 160
Pronunciation: DAME-ee-in riv-AIR-uh
Homegrown Player
Age: 16 (12/08/2002)
Birthplace: Cranston, Rhode Island
Hometown: Cranston

Updated November 8, 2019

AT A GLANCE:

  • Became the seventh Revolution Academy product to sign Homegrown Player contract with the first team on Nov. 8, 2019.
  • At 16, currently the youngest member of the first team, and the club’s second-youngest Homegrown Player signing to date.
  • Developed for more than three years in the Revolution Academy, surpassing 40 goals scored in more than 90 appearances at the U-14, U-16, U-17, and U-19 levels.
  • Received first career international call-up for a camp with the U.S. Under-17 Men’s National Team in November 2019.

MLS CAREER: Signed by the Revolution as a Homegrown Player on Nov. 8, 2019 after more than three seasons in the Revolution Academy…Became the seventh Revolution Academy product to sign with the first team…At 16, marked the Revs’ second-youngest Homegrown Player signing (Diego Fagundez, 15)…Currently the youngest member of the first team.

REVOLUTION ACADEMY: Developed for more than three seasons in the Revolution Academy, joining the program ahead of the 2016-17 season from Bayside FC…Has made a combined 90 appearances, including 67 starts, and totaled 41 goals scored across the U-14, U-16, U-17, and U-19 levels…Through the fall portion of the 2019-20 USSDA season, paced the Under-19s with eight goals in eight appearances…Tallied four goals against D.C. United on Oct. 19…During the 2018-19 season, made 24 appearances and 18 starts, splitting time between the U-19 and U-17 sides…Scored seven goals at the U-17 level, and three goals with the U-19s…Tallied 12 times in 27 games, with 19 starts, during the 2017-18 campaign…In first season with New England, made 14 appearances and scored three goals for the U-16s.

NATIONAL TEAM (UNITED STATES): Received first career international call-up for a U.S. Under-17 training camp in Lakewood Ranch, Fla. from Nov. 11-19, 2019…One of 20 players called in by U-17 Head Coach Raphaël Wicky for the camp, which will be held alongside the U-16 BNT.

Personal: Often goes by the nickname “Tico” due to his Costa Rican heritage…One of two Rhode Island natives currently on the first team, along with fellow Academy product Isaac Angking…Developed at Bayside FC before joining the Revolution Academy ahead of the 2016-17 season…As a middle school student in Rhode Island, benefitted greatly from the free, coeducational programming of Project GOAL, which uses the power of soccer to provide academic and a strong foundation of social responsibility, teamwork, and collaboration in classrooms and on the field.


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