FOXBOROUGH, Mass. – While the New England Revolution Under-16 team was in Texas for the Generation adidas Cup, the Revs’ Under-18 and Under-14 teams were each in action in the U.S. Soccer Development Academy over the last two weekends.
The U-18s suffered a 1-0 loss to Seacoast United in their only game since the start of April, snapping a six-game unbeaten streak, while the U-14s have gone 2-0-1 in the first three games of the month.
The Under-18s saw their six-game unbeaten streak snapped last Saturday with a 1-0 loss to Seacoast United. The U-18s had been 3-0-3 dating back to November 2, 2014 before falling to a Kevin Herrera goal by Seacoast. The Revolution dominated possession throughout the match but Seacoast created the better chances by hitting New England on the counterattack. U-18s goalkeeper Austin Aviza (Medway, Mass.), making his season debut after a preseason injury, made four saves to keep his side in the game before Seacoast grabbed the game-winner in the 74th minute.
New England Revolution U-18s vs. Seacoast United U-18s
Saturday, April 4, 2015 – Gillette Stadium (Foxborough, Mass.)
New England Revolution 0, Seacoast United 1
SC – Kevin Herrera 74’
New England Revolution: Austin Aviza; Ben Waithe, Steven Kilday, Calvin Aroh, Daniel Jones; John Wilkins, TJ Soehn (Max Diamond 59’), Zach Herivaux; Daniel Rovira (Aaron James 76’), Chris Arling, Amadu Kunateh.
Substitutes Not Used: Bill Sinibaldi, Mana Chavali, Suri Chavali, Ted Hilger
SC – William Lawrence (Yellow Card) 48’
NE – Ben Waithe (Yellow Card) 79’
The Under-14s earned a 2-0 win over Seacoast United last Saturday, pushing the side’s winning streak to six games dating back to November 8, 2014. The Revs pulled ahead in the 19th minute, when Nico Ferrara (Somerset, Mass.) cut inside from the left and struck a shot that the Seacoast goalkeeper could only palm away, and Luis Blanco (Pawtucket, R.I.) was on hand to finish the rebound, putting the Revs up 1-0 with his third goal in the last four games. The score remained the same until late in the second half when Jonathan Ferreira (Ashland, Mass.) put the U-14s 2-0 up. A ball was knocked into the Seacoast area and after a scramble, the loose ball fell to Ferreira 12 yards out and the forward hit a first-time shot into the corner of the net. Revolution goalkeeper Ryan Manning (Middleton, Mass.) made one save on his way to recording his third shutout of the season.
New England Revolution U-14s vs. Seacoast United U-14s
Saturday, April 4, 2015 – Gillette Stadium (Foxborough, Mass.)
New England Revolution 2, Seacoast United 0
NE – Luis Blanco 4 (Unassisted) 19’
NE – Jonathan Ferreira 5 (Unassisted) 78’
New England Revolution: Ryan Manning; Chris Ciullo, Marcelo Lage, Paulo Da Silva, Aiden Scales; Isaac Angking, Amos Shapiro-Thompson, Trevor Burns (Samuel Deossa 55’); Nico Ferrara (Elio Firmino 55’), Tim Ennin (Jonathan Ferreira 50’), Luis Blanco (Brandin Osborne 50’).
Substitutes Not Used: Pat Quinn, Austin Pineau
The Under-14s kicked off a weekend doubleheader with a 2-1 win over Met Oval at Medway High School on Saturday. The Revs fell behind early, with Davide Clarkson putting Met Oval 1-0 up after five minutes, but New England responded before the halftime break with another poacher’s goal from Blanco. In the 24th minute, Ferreira found space in the Met Oval area and fired a shot on goal that the goalkeeper could only push into the path of Blanco, who tapped in the rebound and levelled the score. The Revs pushed hard for the go-ahead goal in the second half and found it in the 58th minute when Ferreira headed in from close range after the Seacoast goalkeeper fumbled a shot from distance, putting the U-14s up 2-1. The Revolution recorded 13 shots in the game while goalkeeper Manning was only called upon to make one save as the U-14s saw out the remaining time comfortably to claim the victory.
New England Revolution U-14s vs. Met Oval U-14s
Saturday, April 11, 2015 – Medway High School (Medway, Mass.)
New England Revolution 2, Met Oval 1
MO – Davide Clarkson 5’
NE – Luis Blanco 5 (Unassisted) 24’
NE – Jonathan Ferreira 6 (Unassisted) 58’
New England Revolution: Ryan Manning; Chris Ciullo, Marcelo Lage, Austin Pineau (Tyler Freitas 50’), Aiden Scales; Paulo Da Silva (Kevin Vang 50’), Amos Shapiro-Thompson, Samuel Deossa (Trevor Burns 50’); Laz Dorogi (Elio Firmino 48’), Jonathan Ferreira (Gustavo Cassemiro 58’), Luis Blanco (Brandin Osborne 58’).
Substitutes Not Used: Pat Quinn
MO – Esad Mackic (Yellow Card) 14’
MO – Rasizzi Salvatore (Yellow Card) 53’
NE – Amos Shapiro-Thompson (Yellow Card) 58’
The Under-14s travelled to Connecticut on Sunday and played to a 0-0 draw with Beachside SC at the University of Bridgeport in their second game of the weekend. Both sides created chances, with the Revs recording nine shots while goalkeeper Pat Quinn (Manchester, N.H.) made four saves for his third shutout of the season and the team’s eighth. Beachside finished the game down a man when Franco Acuna was ejected in the 64th minute after receiving his second yellow card of the game, but the Revs were unable to find the breakthrough in the remaining 16 minutes of play. With the draw, the U-14s’ unbeaten streak is now eight games with the team going 7-0-1 in that time.
New England Revolution U-14s vs. Beachside SC U-14s
Sunday, April 12, 2015 – University of Bridgeport (Bridgeport, Conn.)
New England Revolution 0, Beachside SC 0
New England Revolution: Pat Quinn; Chris Ciullo, Marcelo Lage, Tyler Freitas, Paulo Da Silva; Kevin Vang (Samuel Deossa 58’), Isaac Angking, Trevor Burns (Amos Shapiro-Thompson 41’); Laz Dorogi (Elio Firmino 50’), Gustavo Cassemiro (Jonathan Ferreira 58’), Nico Ferrara (Luis Blanco 50’).
Substitutes Not Used: Ryan Manning, Brandin Osborne
BSC – Franco Acuna (Yellow Card) 10’
BSC – Franco Acuna (Yellow Card/Red Card) 64’
BSC – Javier Beltran (Yellow Card) 69’
NE – Amos Shapiro-Thompson (Yellow Card) 74’
All three of the Revolution Academy teams are in action next weekend as they travel to take on Seacoast United on Saturday, April 18 at the Seacoast United Soccer Complex in Epping, N.H. The U-18s will kick off at 11 a.m., followed by the U-16s at 1:30 p.m. while the U-14s will finish the day at 4 p.m. The U-18s and U-16s will also host the New York Red Bulls on Sunday at Gillette Stadium, with kickoff set for 2 p.m. and 4:30 p.m., respectively.