Nicolas Firmino team celebration
Keith Nordstrom

Academy Update: U-19s and U-17s wrap up fall season at Winter Showcase

FOXBOROUGH, Mass. – The New England Revolution Academy continued its fall season this weekend as two teams returned to action in Florida between Thursday, Nov. 29 and Monday, Dec. 3. The Under-19 and Under-17 teams traveled to Lakewood Ranch, Fla. to participate in the DA Winter Showcase with other Academy teams from across the nation at the Premier Sports Campus.

Last weekend’s action concluded the fall portion of the 2018-19 Academy season. All teams will be back in action in March 2019.

WEEK HIGHLIGHTS

  • Midfielder Nicolas Firmino (Somerville, Mass.—2001) scored his fifth goal of the season in the U-19s’ 2-0 win over San Diego Surf on Thursday, Nov. 29 in Lakewood Ranch, Fla. Firmino’s goal comes just a week after he signed as the New England Revolution’s fifth Homegrown Player in club history. 
  • Forward Gustavo Cassemiro (Framingham, Mass.—2000) scored a goal and recorded an assist in the U-19s’ 2-0 win over San Diego Surf in the DA Winter Showcase. He finishes the fall season with three goals and three assists.
  • Midfielder Hikaru Fujiwara (Lexington, Mass—2003) scored his second goal of the fall campaign in the U-17s’ 5-4 loss against Strikers FC on Friday, Nov. 30.
  • Forward Andrew Serafino (East Longmeadow, Mass.—2003) scored two goals and recorded an assist in the U-17s’ 5-4 loss against Strikers FC. Serafino now has eight strikes and two assists on the season.
  • Midfielder Colby Quinones (Bedford, N.H.—2003) recorded two assists in the U-17s’ 5-4 loss against Strikers FC. Quinones has tallied a total of five assists this season. 
  • Forward Felipe Riveira (Malden, Mass.—2003) scored a late goal to salvage a 1-1 draw against the Seattle Sounders on Monday, Dec. 3. The strike was his third of the fall season.
  • Goalkeeper Eliot Jones (New Britain, Conn.—2003) recorded a shutout in the U-19s’ 2-0 victory over San Diego Surf on Nov. 29. Jones has split time between the U-19 and U-17 sides this season.

UNDER-19s

New England Revolution U-19s vs. San Diego Surf U-19s
Thursday, November 29, 2018 – Premier Sports Campus (Lakewood Ranch, Fla.)    
New England Revolution 2, San Diego Surf 0

Scoring Summary:
NE – Nicolas Firmino 5 (Gustavo Cassemiro 3) (85’)
NE – Gustavo Cassemiro 3 (Andrew White 1) (90’)

New England Revolution: Eliot Jones; Tyler Freitas, Lucas Almeida, Nathan Metsack (Pierre Spiegel 58’), Andrew White; Dennis Ramirez (Brian Son 58’), Nicolas Firmino, Trevor Burns (Michael Tsicoulias 58’), Kaoru Fujiwara (Victor Viana 58’); Gevork Diarbian (Isaac Angking 58’), Josh Machado (Gustavo Cassemiro 58’)

Substitutes Not Used: Austin Causey

Misconduct Summary:
SD – Andrew Espinoza (Yellow Card) (53’)
SD – Aaron Alvarez (Yellow Card) (61’)
SD – Cooper Lachenbruch (Yellow Card) (90’)

New England Revolution U-19s vs. Toronto FC U-19s
Friday, November 30, 2018 – Premier Sports Campus (Lakewood Ranch, Fla.)    
New England Revolution 0, Toronto FC 4

Scoring Summary:
TOR – Antonio Carlini (24’)
TOR – Jordan Faria (45’)
TOR – Luca Petrasso (73’)
TOR – Luca Petrasso (90’+)

New England Revolution: Austin Causey; Tyler Freitas, Pierre Spiegel, Nathan Metsack (Lucas Almeida 73’), Andrew White; Brian Son (Kaoru Fujiwara 45’), Nicolas Firmino, Trevor Burns (Michael Tsicoulias 80’); Isaac Angking, Gustavo Cassemiro (Gevork Diarbian 73’), Victor Viana (Josh Machado 80’)

Substitutes Not Used: Eliot Jones 

Misconduct Summary:
NE – Tyler Freitas (Yellow Card) (35’)
TOR – Antonio Carlini (Yellow Card) (60’)
TOR – Noble Okello (Yellow Card) (86’)

New England Revolution U-19s vs. Toronto FC U-19s
Sunday, December 2, 2018 – Premier Sports Campus (Lakewood Ranch, Fla.)    
New England Revolution 0, Chicago Fire 2

Scoring Summary:
CHI – Victor Bezerra (43’)
CHI – Victor Bezerra (44’)

New England Revolution: Austin Causey; Tyler Freitas (Andrew White 45’), Lucas Almeida, Nathan Metsack (Michael Tsicoulias 60’), Brian Son; Dennis Ramirez (Pierre Spiegel 45’), Nicolas Firmino, Trevor Burns; Kaoru Fujiwara, Gevork Diarbian (Josh Machado 60’), Victor Viana (Gustavo Cassemiro 45’)

Substitutes Not Used: Nick Cardona, Isaac Angking 

Misconduct Summary:
NE – Brian Son (Yellow Card) (56’)
CHI – Gilberto Angeles (Yellow Card) (75’)

UNDER-17s

New England Revolution U-17s vs. Strikers FC U-17s
Friday, November 30, 2018 – Premier Sports Campus (Lakewood Ranch, Fla.) 
New England Revolution 4, Strikers FC 5

Scoring Summary:
NE – Hikaru Fujiwara 2 (2’)
STR – Omar Sabbagh (12’)
NE – Andrew Serafino 7 (Colby Quinones 4) (16’)
NE – Damien Rivera 4 (Andrew Serafino 2) (20’)
STR – Shawn Foster (37’)
STR – Daniel Powell (45’)
STR – Luis Moran (47’)
NE – Andrew Serafino 8 (Colby Quinones 5) (60’)
STR – Brooks Perry (87’)

New England Revolution: Nick Cardona, Zachary Sardi-Santos (Aaron Ramos 70’), Cole Richardson, Cole Dewhurst (Jonathan Murphy 40’), Colby Quinones; Samuel White (Caleb Williams 70’), Hikaru Fujiwara, Morris Matthews (Aidan Melville 80’); Damien Rivera, Andrew Serafino, Felipe Vieira (Oliver Martin 40’)

Substitutes Not Used: Matthew Tibbetts, Alessio Chawla

Misconduct Summary:
NE – Cole Richardson (Yellow Card) (63’)

New England Revolution U-17s vs. Vancouver Whitecaps U-17s
Saturday, December 1, 2018 – Premier Sports Campus (Lakewood Ranch, Fla.) 
New England Revolution 0, Whitecaps FC 1

Scoring Summary:
VAN – Massud Habibullah (63’)

New England Revolution: Eliot Jones (Matthew Tibbetts 82’); Aaron Ramos (Cole Dewhurst 82’), Cole Richardson, Morris Matthews, Colby Quinones (Alessio Chawla 72’); Samuel White, Hikaru Fujiwara (Aidan Melville 72’), Jonathan Murphy (Ben Verner 40’); Damien Rivera (T.J. Liquori 48’), Andrew Serafino, Oliver Martin (Caleb Williams 58’)

Substitutes Not Used: None

Misconduct Summary:
VAN – Deylen Vellios (Yellow Card) (45’)
NE – Ben Verner (Yellow Card) (62’)
VAN – Gianfranco Facchineri (Yellow Card) (68’)
NE – Morris Matthews (Yellow Card) (90’)

New England Revolution U-17s vs. Seattle Sounders U-17s
Monday, December 3, 2018 – Premier Sports Campus (Lakewood Ranch, Fla.) 
New England Revolution 1, Sounders FC 1

Scoring Summary:
SEA – Ray Serrano Lopez (14’)
NE – Felipe Vieira 3 (Caleb Williams 1) (79’)

New England Revolution: Eliot Jones; Zachary Sardi-Santos (Ben Verner 64’), Cole Richardson, Morris Matthews, Colby Quinones (Cole Dewhurst 40’); Andrew White, Hikaru Fujiwara (Alessio Chawla 78’), Jonathan Murphy (Caleb Williams 40’); Damien Rivera (Aidan Melville 74’), Andrew Serafino, Oliver Martin (Felipe Vieira 64’)

Substitutes Not Used: Nick Cardona

Misconduct Summary:
NE – Zachary Sardi-Santos (Yellow Card) (14’)

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