Damian Rivera

Damian Rivera
Damian Rivera
Damian Rivera
Midfielder
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Real Name: Damian Rivera
HT: 5' 10" WT: 160
Pronunciation: DAME-ee-in riv-AIR-uh
Homegrown Player
Age: 17 (12/08/2002)
Birthplace: Cranston, Rhode Island
Hometown: Cranston

Updated October 28, 2020

AT A GLANCE:

  • Became the seventh Revolution Academy product to sign Homegrown Player contract with the first team on Nov. 8, 2019.
  • At 17, currently the youngest member of the first team, and was the club’s second youngest Homegrown Player signing to date at 16.
  • 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 (2020): 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…Has yet to make a first team appearance, serving as an unused substitute in the first five games of the season, but has seen significant minutes with Revolution II.

CLUB CAREER OUTSIDE OF MLS (2020): Made 14 appearances and nine starts with Revolution II in USL League One, totalling 795 minutes with two goals and an assist… Made professional debut on Aug. 7 vs. Orlando, playing 70 minutes and recording a team-high four shots with one on target...Started and played 61 minutes on Aug. 21 vs. Richmond...Played 12 minutes as a substitute on Aug. 26 vs. Greenville...Logged first 90-minute performance on Sept. 4 vs. Forward Madison, taking a team-high two shots with one on target...Played 33 minutes on Sept. 26 at Orlando, registering three shots...Scored first-career goal on Oct. 3 at Richmond, logging 20 minutes and recording to shots...Scored second goal of the season in 76-minute effort on Oct. 16 vs. North Texas, recording two shots and nine recoveries and winning USL League One Goal of the Week...Recorded first-career assist on Oct. 24 at Madison, creating a team-high three chances in 86 minutes.

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 was 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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MLS
Career Statistics (Regular Season)
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