Academy U-17 group huddle 2019
Keith Nordstrom

Academy Update | U17s, U15s, U14s open spring slates vs. Boston Bolts

FOXBOROUGH, Mass. – Three of the four New England Revolution Academy teams opened their spring slates over the weekend at Gillette Stadium. The Under-17s, Under-15s, and Under-14s all faced off against local rival Boston Bolts, with Under-17s and Under-14s taking commanding victories, 4-0 and 5-0 respectively, while the Under-15s played to a 1-1 draw.

Next Sunday, the Under-19s will kick off their spring schedule when the New York Red Bulls Under-19s pay a visit to Foxborough at 5:00 p.m. ET. All four New England Revolution Academy teams will be in action on March 14 at Gillette Stadium. The Under-19s, Under-17s, and Under-15s will host the Montreal Impact while the Under-14s will host Valeo Futbol Club.


  • Midfielder Samuel White (Sterling, Mass. – 2003) netted a pair of goals for the Under-17s, his first two tallies of the spring season, in the team’s 4-0 win.
  • Also for the Under-17s, midfielder Morris Matthews (Cambridge, Mass. – 2003) tallied a goal, his first in over two years for the Revolution Academy.
  • Forward Malcolm Fry (Groton, Mass. – 2005) scored the lone goal of the weekend for the Under-15s in a 1-1 tie, converting a penalty in the 62nd minute.
  • Four different players factored into multiple goals for the Under-14s in their 5-0 win. Forwards Jordi Tornberg Ayala (Revere, Mass. – 2006) and Benaiah Hanson (Loudon, N.H. – 2006) combined for the opening goal of the match, scored by Ayala. Hanson followed up with a goal just before halftime while Ayala provided a second-half assist.
  • Under-14s defender Luke Churchill (North Easton, Mass. – 2006) scored his first goal for the Revolution Academy in the second half, eight minutes after providing his first Academy assist.
  • Midfielder Hayes Benzan (Mattapan, Mass. – 2006) provided a pair of assists for Under-14s on Sunday.
  • Under-17s goalkeeper Sebastian Pliszka (Newington, Conn. – 2004) kept a clean sheet while Under-15s keepers Ryan Carney (Dunstable, Mass. – 2006) and Sebastian Wraga (Springfield, Mass. – 2006) combined for a shutout.


New England Revolution U-17s vs Boston Bolts U-17s
Sunday, March 1, 2020 – Gillette Stadium (Foxborough, Mass.)
New England Revolution 4, Boston Bolts 0

Scoring Summary:
NE – Samuel White (unassisted), 15'
NE – Morris Matthews (Brandonn Bueno), 42'
NE – Cole Dewhurst (penalty), 62'
NE – Samuel White (Hikaru Fujiwara), 69'

New England Revolution: Sebastian Pliszka; Cole Richardson, Cole Dewhurst, Dylan Walsh, Mauro Fernandez (Avery Palma 59'); Thaddeus Liquori (Felipe DeAndrade 70'), Morris Matthews, Jack Panayotou (Felipe Viera 59'), Hikaru Fujiwara (Rainer Chai 72'), Samuel White, Brandonn Bueno (Florian Cho 70').

Substitutes Not Used: Matthew Tibbetts, Patrick Garcia

Misconduct Summary:
BOS – Connor Gibson (Yellow Card), 19'
NE – Samuel White (Yellow Card), 36'


New England Revolution U-15s vs Boston Bolts U-15s
Sunday, March 1, 2020 – Gillette Stadium (Foxborough, Mass.)
New England Revolution 1, Boston Bolts 1

Scoring Summary:
NE – Malcolm Fry (penalty), 62'
BOS – Gavin Cheung, 73'

New England Revolution: Brady Elmblad; Matiwos Rumley, Jack Burkhardt, Jack LaBelle (Steban Lopera HT), London Timothy, Oscar Martinez (Alexandru Parvu 60’), Randy Vang, Marco Dos Santos (Alessandro Bacabac 57'), Noel Buck, Tyler Duarte, Malcolm Fry.

Substitutes Not Used: Oskar Calderone, Nico Mangiafico, Ian Webb-Johnson.

Misconduct Summary:
BOS – Samson Kpardeh (Yellow Card), 25'
BOS – Alexi Karalis (Yellow Card), 62'


New England Revolution U-14s vs Boston Bolts U-14s
Sunday, March 1, 2020 – Gillette Stadium (Foxborough, Mass.)
New England Revolution 5, Boston Bolts 0

Scoring Summary:
NE – Jordi Tornberg Ayala (Benaiah Hanson), 18'
NE – Benaiah Hanson (Hayes Benzan), 40'
NE – Enzo Goncalves (Luke Churchill), 50'
NE – Luke Churchill (Jordi Tornberg Ayala), 58'
NE – Raphael Alves (Hayes Benzan), 69'

New England Revolution: Ryan Carney (Sebastian Wraga HT); Luke Churchill (Max Jackson 50'), Daniel Woodward, Enrique Dias, Kian Charris; Giuseppe Ciampa, Hayes Benzan (Abdallah Hassan 70'), Ryan Viana (Kevin Medina HT); Benaiah Hanson (Jaime Vega Espinosa 65'), Olger Escobar (Enzo Goncalves HT), Jordi Tornberg Ayala (Raphael Alves 50').

Substitutes Not Used: None

Misconduct Summary:
BOS – Eyob Hagwood (Yellow Card), 45'
NE – Giuseppe Ciampa (Yellow Card), 75'