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Youth Update: April 17, 2012

FOXBOROUGH, Mass. – The New England Revolution youth teams traveled to Pennsylvania this past weekend, meeting the PA Classics in Manheim on Saturday, April 14, before taking on FC Delco in Downingtown on Sunday, April 15. Combined, the Revs' youth teams went 2-2-0, with a win and a loss apiece.


On Saturday, the Under-18s topped the PA Classics in a high-scoring affair. Dominik Machado (Attleboro, Mass.) scored first for the Revolution in 30th minute, heading home Nick Hoffman’s (East Brookfield, Mass.) rebound off the post. New England added a second goal early in the second half when Ramiro Osorio (Hooksett, N.H.) battled down the left flank, beating several defenders to serve a cross into the box. Peguy Ngatcha (Manchester, N.H.) latched on, his shot from 10 yards out finding the back of the net. The Classics then leveled the score, drawing a penalty in the 57th minute before equalizing in the 69th. In the 82nd minute, Matt Bitchell (Byfield, Mass.) ripped a thunderous shot on target, striking both posts. Osorio followed up to finish, giving the Revs three points on the road with a 3-2 win.

The U18s then suffered a 1-0 loss to FC Delco on Sunday. While the teams played an evenly-matched first half, FC Delco’s Melvin Snoh scored in the 37th minute to take the lead. Both teams continued to hold their own defensively throughout the second half. Still searching for the equalizer late in the game, first-year Rev Manuel Andrade (Boston, Mass.) nearly found the back of the net in the final minute, but his off-balance shot skirted just wide.


On Saturday, the Under-16s were shut out by the PA Classics. Deadlocked until the 40th minute, the Classics’ Connor Maloney scored to give the home team the advantage going into the break. New England created a number of chances throughout the match, with both Amadu Kunateh (Salem, Mass.) and Declan McCabe (Weston, Mass.) hitting the woodwork. The Classics scored again in the 60th minute – the result of an unfortunate bounce in the Revs’ 18-yard box. Unable the answer, the Revs came away with their third loss of the season.

The U16s bounced back on Sunday, earning a 2-1 victory over FC Delco. Kunateh dribbled down the center of the field, playing the ball into the path of Kevin Herrera (Lynn, Mass.). Herrera then went for the far post, beating the FC Delco goalkeeper to make it 1-0 in the 50th minute. Defender Christian Sady (North Andover, Mass.) spurred the Revs’ second goal in the 78th minute, slotting the ball across the face of goal for Gabe Gissie (Worcester, Mass.) to tap in. FC Delco’s Michael Desiderio then scored a consolation goal in the 81st minute, but New England went home with the full three points.

With the weekend’s win and a loss each, the Revolution Under-18 team now holds a 6-4-0 record, while the Under-16s are 7-3-0. The youth teams return home this weekend, meeting Players Development Academy at Durfee High School in Fall River, Mass., on Saturday, April 21, before taking on the New York Red Bulls at Gillette Stadium in Foxborough, Mass., on Sunday, April 22.

New England Revolution U18s vs. PA Classics U18s

Saturday, April 14, 2012 – Manheim, Pa. (Classics Turf)

Revolution 3, Classics 2

Scoring Summary:
NE – Dominik Machado (Nick Hoffman) 30
NE – Peguy Ngatcha (Ramiro Osorio) 47
PA – Chris Bertrando (penalty) 57
PA – Edward Painter 69
NE – Ramiro Osorio (Matt Bitchell) 82

New England Revolution: Matt Mozynski (GK), Forest Sisk, Mitchell Taintor, Willis Griffith, Devin Devoy, Jack Hilger, Nick Hoffman (C.J. Burnham 74), Dominik Machado, Manuel Andrade (Rainer Randell 82), Ramiro Osorio (Dallas Donovan 90), Peguy Ngatcha (Matt Bitchell 65)

Misconduct Summary:

New England Revolution U16s vs. PA Classics U16s
Saturday, April 14, 2012 – Manheim, Pa. (Classics Turf)
Classics 2, Revolution 0

Scoring Summary:
PA – Connor Maloney 40
PA – Joseph Julius 60

New England Revolution: Austin Aviza (GK), Christian Sady, Matt Cooper, Will Szostkiewicz, Erik Martel, Ryan Kingsley (Greg Forgue 28), Freddie Ferre (Casey Schehl 48), Zach Herivaux (Steven Duncan 60), Danny Apajee (Gabe Gissie 50), Matt Nyeayea (Amadu Kunateh 50), Declan McCabe

Misconduct Summary:

PA – Ian McNanness (caution) 63

New England Revolution U18s vs. FC Delco U18s
Sunday, April 15 2012 – Downingtown, Pa. (United Sports Training Center)
FC Delco 1, Revolution 0

Scoring Summary:
FCD – Melvin Snoh 37

New England Revolution: Tyler Zon (GK), Devin Devoy (Ramiro Osorio 46), Mitchell Taintor, Willis Griffith, Rainer Randell, A.J. Burnham (Jack Hilger 46), Matt Bitchell (Manuel Andrade 58), Dominik Machado (Nick Hoffman 69), C.J. Burnham (Colin Sweeney 79), Forest Sisk, Dallas Donovan (Peguy Ngatcha 58)

Misconduct Summary:

New England Revolution U16s vs. FC Delco U16s
Sunday, April 15 2012 – Downingtown, Pa. (United Sports Training Center)
Revolution 2, FC Delco 1 

Scoring Summary:
NE – Kevin Herrera (Amadu Kunateh) 50
NE – Gabe Gissie (Christian Sady) 78
FCD – Michael Desiderio 81

New England Revolution: Bruce Johnson (GK), Christian Sady, Matt Cooper, Will Szostkiewicz, Greg Forgue (Danny Apajee 73), Erik Martel, Luke Albertini (Ryan Kingsley 62), Steven Duncan (Zachary Herivaux 41), Casey Schehl (Freddy Ferre 41) Amadu Kunateh (Declan McCabe 65), Kevin Herrera

Misconduct Summary:
NE – Amadu Kunateh (caution) 33