Christian Sady

Revolution Youth Update: May 6, 2014

FOXBOROUGH, Mass. – The New England Revolution’s Under-18 and Under-16 teams saw action last weekend, going 1-0-1 on the day against visiting Empire Revolution. The U18s played to an exciting 2-2 tie, before the U16s posted a 3-1 victory on Saturday, May 3, at Gillette Stadium.


The Under-18s began the day in heartbreaking fashion, conceding a goal in the final minute to tie 2-2 with Empire Revolution – having twice held an advantage. The Revs went ahead in the 10thminute, with Zach Herivaux (Brookline, Mass.) controlling a corner into the path of Guy Kabala(Manchester, N.H.) who fired into the lower left corner. The U18s held the lead into the second half before Michael Rowley equalized in the 68th minute. The Revs grabbed the go-ahead goal in the 88th minute when Amadu Kanuteh (Lynn, Mass.) shot across the goal and Gio Alves(Pawtucket, R.I.) was free at the back post to turn the ball home. The U18s could not hold on to the lead, and Empire scored the game-tying goal through Stephen Casey in the 94th minute with the final kick. The tie ended the U18s six-game winning streak, but extended their unbeaten run to seven games (6-0-1) in the East Conference of the U.S. Soccer Development Academy where they now hold a 10-5-3 (33 pts.) record. The U18s remain in third place with 1.83 points per game.


The Under-16s enjoyed a comeback of their own, coming back from a goal down to top Empire Revolution, 3-1, on Saturday. Empire took the lead in the 25th minute through Benjamin Noel, but the Revs came back strong in the second half. Derek Blanchette (Scituate, R.I.) equalized in the 50th minute, volleying in from inside the area off of Dylan Mott’s (Andover, Mass.) cutback. The U16s went ahead two minutes later, as Matt Ranieri’s (Natick, Mass.) delivery fell to Ben Waithe(Plymouth, Mass.), who fired past the Empire goalkeeper from the left side of the area. Blanchette got his second goal of the game in the 63rd minute to seal the victory, heading in another cross from Ranieri. The win ended the U16s two-game losing skid, and they now sit seventh in the East Conference of the U.S. Soccer Development Academy with a 7-9-3 record (24 pts.) and 1.26 points per game.

All three of the Revolution’s youth teams are back in action next weekend, as they welcome Oakwood Soccer Club to Gillette Stadium in Foxborough, Mass. on Sunday, May 11.

New England Revolution U18s vs. Empire Revolution U18s
Saturday, May 3, 2014 – Foxborough, Mass. (Gillette Stadium)

Revolution 2, Empire 2

Scoring Summary:

NE: Guy Kabala (Zach Herivaux) 10

EM: Michael Rowley 68

NE: Gio Alves (Amadu Kanuteh) 88

EM: Stephen Casey 94+

New England Revolution: Austin Aviza, Will Rasid, Matt Morana, Christian Sady, Guy Kabala (Luke Albertini 71), Zach Herivaux ©, Freddie Ferre (Wes Turner 71),Adam Norman (Amadu Kanuteh 45) , Gio Alves, Danny Apajee (Matt Nyeayea 83), Declan McCabe

Unused Substitutes: Bruce Johnson, Lukas Ritzer

Misconduct Summary:

EM: Michael Rowely (caution) 34

EM: Aleksander Dombrowski (caution) 80

New England Revolution U16s vs. Empire Revolution U16s

Saturday, May 3, 2014 – Foxborough, Mass. (Gillette Stadium)

Revolution 3, Empire 1

Scoring Summary:

EM: Benjamin Noel 25

NE: Derek Blanchette (Dylan Mott) 50

NE: Ben Waithe (Matt Ranieri) 52

NE: Derek Blanchette (Matt Ranieri) 63

New England Revolution: Trey Miller, Matt Ranieri, Ben Waithe, Chris Arling, Daniel Jones, Max Diamond, John Wilkins ©, Derek Blanchette, Justin Freitas (Brandon Girard 72), Dylan Mott, Justin Rennicks

Unused Substitutes: Bill Sinibaldi, Santi Cardona, Liam Sloan, Adam Crawford, Jack O’Brien, Nick Woodruff, Nick Ranieri

Misconduct Summary: