Youth Update: August 3, 2011

FRISCO, Texas – The New England Revolution Under-17 squad played its fifth and final game of the Generation adidas U17 Cup on Sunday, July 31, dropping a 5-3 decision to Seattle Sounders FC. With the loss, the young Revs finished the tournament with a 0-4-1 record.

The Revolution’s 21-player squad for this annual Major League Soccer youth development tournament was composed of players from both its Under-16 and Under-18 teams, and featured several new players who will join the Revs’ youth development program for the 2011-12 season.

July 25 vs. Toronto FC U17s

New England and Toronto came out of the gates looking evenly matched, but the momentum began to shift to favor the Reds as the game continued. Toronto FC scored a pair of goals and converted a penalty kick in the opening 40 minutes, sending the Revs into halftime facing a three-goal deficit. On the other side of the break, the Revs surrendered two more goals before scoring one of their own. Devin Devoy (North Attleboro, Mass.) found Diego Fagundez (Leominster, Mass.), who buried the ball into the upper 90 to put New England on the score sheet in the 68th minute. Toronto scored once more in the final minute, making the final score 7-1.

July 26 vs. Colorado Rapids U17s

After a scoreless first half, the Revs tallied first in the 48th minute. Diego Fagundez delivered a free kick from the edge of the attacking third to the far post, where Mitchell Taintor (Storrs, Conn.) rose above the pack to head it across the front of goal and into the back of the net. Colorado equalized in the 60th minute, but Eric Martel (Bedford, N.H.) – assisted by Fagundez – answered for New England in the 70th. The Rapids then scored twice for the lead, but Fagundez – assisted by Dominik Machado (Attleboro, Mass.) – leveled the score in the final moments of the match.

As per tournament rules, group games tied at regulation are decided by penalty kicks, with the winning team receiving two points in the standings. Still even after the first five shots, with each goalkeeper having made a save, the shootout continued into sudden death. Forest Sisk (Sudbury, Mass.) stepped up for the eighth penalty and converted for the Revolution. The Rapids’ next shot was sent high, handing New England a victory in its first-ever shootout.

July 28 vs. Chivas USA U17s

After another scoreless first half, Chivas USA struck early in the second, finding the back of the net off of a corner kick only two minutes in. The Revs pushed for the equalizer, making an adjustment in formation to allow for additional service from the left wing. Second-half substitute Christian Sady (North Andover, Mass.) continued to whip balls into the box, while Diego Fagundez helped create chances of his own. By the 70th minute, both teams demonstrated an intensified sense of urgency. Chivas USA issued a final blow in the 78th minute, doubling its lead and ultimately securing the full three points to sweep the group. With the loss, the Revs finished fourth in Group C with a 0-2-1 record and 2 pts.

July 29 vs. Real Salt Lake U17s

Real Salt Lake tallied a goal on each side of the break and maintained a two-goal advantage until the 55th minute, when Kevin Herrera (Lynn, Mass.) – assisted by Peguy Ngatcha (Manchester, N.H.) – scored to make it 2-1. Ngatcha then made a run up the midfield in the 61st minute, maneuvering around multiple defenders and the goalkeeper to find the back of the net and level the score. Buoyed by the resurgence, the Revs were on the front foot and continued to push for the go-ahead goal. However, New England was unable to capitalize on a pair of chances, and instead gave up two more goals to give Real Salt Lake its second win of the tournament.

July 31 vs. Seattle Sounders FC U17s

In their final match of the Generation adidas U17 Cup, the Revs battled back to level the score three times before ultimately suffering a 5-3 loss to Seattle Sounders FC. Seattle scored first in the 17th minute, but the Revs leveled the score when Eric Martel made a run up the left flank, switching the field to find C.J. Burnham (Rockport, Mass.) on the right. Burnham then made a neat pass to Peguy Ngatcha, who fired a shot on target to make it 1-1. The Sounders scored again before the break, but Dominik Machado – assisted by Burnham – answered in the 41st minute. Seattle scored another go-ahead in the 56th minute, and New England equalized again when Machado delivered a well-weighted ball over the top for Ngatcha, who buried it in the lower left corner. The Sounders were then awarded a penalty kick in the 70th minute, converting that chance and finishing another in the final minute of the game.

Following the completion of the 2010-11 U.S. Soccer Development Academy season and the Generation adidas U17 Cup, the Revolution youth teams have a break from competition until November. Regular training sessions will resume in the late fall, and roster and schedule announcements are expected to be made in the coming weeks.

Generation adidas U17 Cup
New England Revolution U17s vs. Toronto FC U17s
Monday, July 25, 2011 – Frisco, Texas (Pizza Hut Park)
Toronto FC 7, Revolution 1

Scoring Summary:
TFC – Michael Petrasso 17
TFC – Omari Morris 20
TFC – Sergio Camargo (penalty kick) 39
TFC – Sergio Camargo 47
TFC – Jordan Haynes 50
TFC – Dylan Carreiro 66
NE – Diego Fagundez (Devin Devoy) 68
TFC – Dylan Carreiro 79

New England Revolution: Matthew Mozynski (GK), Christian Sady (Will Szostkiewicz 52), Willis Griffith, Mitchell Taintor, Forest Sisk (Ryan Kingsley 41), Danny Apajee (C.J. Burnham 58), Dominik Machado, Jack Hilger, Steven Duncan (Devin Devoy 41), Peguy Ngatcha (Kevin Herrera 69), Diego Fagundez (Federico Ferre 69)

Misconduct Summary:

Generation adidas U17 Cup
New England Revolution U17s vs. Colorado Rapids U17s
Tuesday, July 26, 2011 – Frisco, Texas (Pizza Hut Park)
Revolution 3, Rapids 3

Scoring Summary:
NE – Mitchell Taintor (Diego Fagundez) 48
COL – 60
NE – Eric Martel (Diego Fagundez) 70
COL – 72
COL – 76
NE – Diego Fagundez (Dominik Machado) 80+

Penalty Summary:
NE – Peguy Ngatcha (goal)
COL – (goal)
NE – Dominik Machado (save)
COL – (goal)
NE – Mitchell Taintor (goal)
COL – (save)
NE – Eric Martel (goal)
COL – (goal)
NE – Diego Fagundez (goal)
COL – (goal)
NE – Federico Ferre (goal)
COL – (goal)
NE – Jack Hilger (goal)
COL – (goal)
NE – Forest Sisk (goal)
COL – (high)

New England Revolution: David Hepp (GK), Christian Sady, Willis Griffith (Ryan Kingsley 66), Will Szostkiewicz (Jack Hilger 58), Greg Forgue (Forest Sisk 54), Dominik Machado, Mitchell Taintor, Eric Martel, Nick Hoffman (Peguy Ngatcha 41), C.J. Burnham (Federico Ferre 79), Kevin Herrera (Diego Fagundez 46)

Misconduct Summary:

Generation adidas U17 Cup
New England Revolution U17s vs. Chivas USA U17s
Thursday, July 28, 2011 – Frisco, Texas (Pizza Hut Park)
Chivas USA 2, Revolution 0

Scoring Summary:
CHV – Felipe Tapia 42
CHV – Andre Parada 78

New England Revolution: David Hepp (GK), Forest Sisk (Christian Sady 62), Willis Griffith, Mitchell Taintor, Ryan Kingsley, Jack Hilger (Will Szostkiewicz 71), Eric Martel, Dominik Machado, Diego Fagundez, Peguy Ngatcha, Federico Ferre (C.J. Burnham 55)

Misconduct Summary:
CHV – Pedro Velazquez (caution) 60
NE – Peguy Ngatcha (caution) 44

Generation adidas U17 Cup
New England Revolution U17s vs. Real Salt Lake U17s
Friday, July 29, 2011 – Frisco, Texas (Pizza Hut Park)
Real Salt Lake 4, Revolution 2

Scoring Summary:
RSL – Joey Speshock 38
RSL – Jordan Allen 47
NE – Kevin Herrera (Peguy Ngatcha) 55
NE – Peguy Ngatcha (unassisted) 61
RSL – Dylan Kelly 67
RSL – Jose Navarro 73

New England Revolution: Matt Mozynski (GK), Christian Sady, Forest Sisk, Will Szostkiewicz, Greg Forgue, Federico Ferre (Ryan Kingsley 58), Jack Hilger, Danny Apajee (Mitchell Taintor 41), Kevin Herrera (Willis Griffith 55), C.J. Burnham (Eric Martel 48), Nick Hoffman (Peguy Ngatcha 41)

Misconduct Summary:
NE – Jack Hilger (caution) 49
NE – Mitchell Taintor (caution) 71

Generation adidas U17 Cup
New England Revolution U17s vs. Seattle Sounders FC U17s
Sunday, July 31, 2011 – Frisco, Texas (Pizza Hut Park)
Sounders 5, Revolution 3

Scoring Summary:
SEA – Michael Steele 17
NE – Peguy Ngatcha (C.J. Burnham) 32
SEA – Ike Crook 40
NE – Dominik Machado (C.J. Burnham) 41
SEA – Austin Sweeney 56
NE – Peguy Ngatcha (Dominik Machado) 63
SEA – Jordan Schweitzer (penalty kick) 70
SEA – Jesse Klug 79

New England Revolution: Matt Mozynski (GK), Forest Sisk, Willis Griffith, Will Szostkiewicz, Ryan Kingsley (Greg Forgue 62), Dominik Machado, Mitchell Taintor, Jack Hilger (Federico Ferre 41) (Danny Apajee 72), Eric Martel, Peguy Ngatcha, C.J. Burnham (Christian Sady 54)

Misconduct Summary:
SEA – Michael Steele (caution) 27
NE – C.J. Burnham (caution) 27