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Revolution announce 2020-21 Academy roster ahead of MLS NEXT season

FOXBOROUGH, Mass. – The New England Revolution Academy will field a roster of 85 players in the inaugural MLS NEXT season beginning this September. With players representing all six New England states, the Revolution will field four teams in the Under-14, Under-15, Under-17, and Under-19 age groups.

The 2020-21 season will see the continuation of the Revolution Academy’s Residency Program now in its second year. The club will continue to house players at a full-time residence located near the Revolution Training Center in Foxborough, Mass. The players, who all continue their high school educations through online schooling, live under the supervision of Academy Director of Coaching and Under-17 Head Coach Patrick Ouckama and Academy Residency Coordinator Emily Hess. By eliminating key barriers such as transportation, the Residency Program allows players from throughout New England and beyond to benefit from the club’s fully-funded, elite development program.

“We’re eager to begin a new chapter and a new season for the Revolution Academy,” Revolution Director of Youth Development and Under-19 Head Coach Bryan Scales said. “We’re very excited to return to the field for the upcoming season in a new league with the addition of several new players to our roster, and we are happy to welcome Shalrie to our coaching staff.”

This season, the Academy will return 50 players, while welcoming in 35 newcomers across all four age groups. On the coaching staff, the club welcomes back MLS great and Revolution All-Time Team selection Shalrie Joseph. New England’s all-time leader in MLS appearances, starts, and minutes played, Joseph returns to the club as head coach of the Under-15 team following his stint at the helm of the Grenada National Team. As a player with New England, the four-time MLS Best XI selection totaled 37 goals in 261 appearances from 2003-12 and 2014.

The Revolution Academy is coming off a shortened 2019-20 season that saw two players receive international call ups to U.S. Soccer Youth National Team camps and squads, as well as multiple first-team training opportunities and professional debuts with Revolution II. In November 2019, Damian Rivera (Cranston, R.I.) became the seventh Revs Academy product to sign with the first team, while fellow graduates Meny Silva (Roxbury, Mass.) and Dennis Ramirez (Waltham, Mass.) signed USL contracts with Revolution II. Two other graduates, Trevor Burns (Southborough, Mass.) – who earned this year’s UnitedHealthcare Academy Player of the Year honors – and Kaoru Fujiwara (Lexington, Mass.) became the first two current Revolution Academy players to feature in a professional match for the club’s USL League One side, making their first appearances for Revolution II on July 25. Six other Academy players have made their professional debuts with Revolution II this year, including Colby Quinones (Bedford, N.H.), Morris Matthews (Westwood, Mass.), Hikaru Fujiwara (Lexington, Mass.), Michael Tsicoulias (Newton, Mass.), Nathan Metsack (Ashford, Conn.), and Diego Souza (Hyannis, Mass.).

Entering its 13th season, the Revolution Academy is the only fully-funded, professional youth development program in New England, and competes in the newly established MLS NEXT elite youth development platform as well as the MLS Generation Adidas Cup. Qualified and talented players are accepted into the program without regard to their financial situation. All players’ needs and expenses related to soccer activities – training, facilities, equipment, uniforms, travel associated with competitions – are provided by the Revolution at no cost to the players or their families.

The complete Revolution Academy roster, including coaching staffs for each age group, is below. 

  No.

Name

Position

Hometown

Former Club

Year

  8

Joseph Buck

Midfielder

Arlington, MA

Bolts

2002

  30

Aiden Farwell

Midfielder

Randolph, MA

GPS

2002

  4

Lucas Fernandez

Defender

Brockton, MA

Hammer Academy

2002

  3

Greg MacLean

Defender

Walpole, MA

Bolts

2002

  19

Ronilson Mendes

Forward

Brockton, MA

Hammer Academy

2002

  17

Diego Souza

Defender

Hyannis, MA

Valeo FC

2002

  75

Michael Tsicoulias

Forward

Newton Centre, MA

Valeo FC

2002

  53

Ethan Williams

Defender

Fall River, MA

Durfee HS

2002

  77

Nickolas Cardona

Goalkeeper

Boston, MA

Bolts

2003

  84

Cole Dewhurst

Defender

Lancaster, MA

FC Stars

2003

  86

Hikaru Fujiwara

Midfielder

Lexington, MA

GPS

2003

  27

Jorge Garcia

Midfielder

Somerville, MA

GPS

2003

  9

Estevao Gouveia

Forward

Nashua, NH

Seacoast United

2003

  44

Colby Quinones

Defender

Bedford, NH

Seacoast United

2003

  39

Cole Richardson

Defender

North Easton, MA

Bolts

2003

  1

Alvaro Rodriguez

Goalkeeper

Cambridge, MA

Spain

2003

  93

Zachary Sardi-Santos

Defender

Newtown, MA

Valeo FC

2003

  95

Felipe Vieira

Forward

Malden, MA

Valeo FC

2003

  78

Samuel White

Midfielder

Sterling, MA

Bolts

2003

  69

Triton Beauvois

Forward

Malden, MA

Bolts

2003

  89

Morris Matthews

Defender

Cambridge, MA

Valeo FC

2003

  33

Brandonn Bueno

Forward

Framingham, MA

GPS

2004

  13

Patrick Garcia

Forward

Lynn, MA

Bolts

2004

  29

Matteo Gomes

Midfielder

Dracut, MA

NEFC

2004

  47

Jack Panayotou

Midfielder

Cambridge, MA

GPS

2004

  43

Henri Richter

Defender

Newton, MA

Bolts

2004

  46

Chance Therrien

Midfielder

Charlotte, VT

Portland Timbers

2004

  50

Matthew Tibbetts

Goalkeeper

Westborough, MA

NEFC

2004

  31

Dylan Walsh

Defender

Arlington, MA

NEFC

2004

  45

Jason Zacarias

Forward

Billerica, MA

Bolts

2004

  26

Alessandro Bacabac

Midfielder

Somers, CT

Connecticut FC

2005

  47

Matt Bergquist

Midfielder

Shrewsbury, MA

Bolts

2005

  20

Noel Buck

Midfielder

Arlington, MA

NEFC

2005

  58

Jack Burkhardt

Defender

Sutton, MA

NEFC

2005

  34

Brady Elmblad

Goalkeeper

Sharon, MA

Bayside FC

2005

  59

Malcolm Fry

Forward

Groton, MA

Castelnau-Le Cres FC

2005

  48

Ed Fundunyan

Forward

Hampton, NH

Seacoast United

2005

  40

Alexi Karalis

Defender

Belmont, MA

Bolts

2005

  42

Samson Kpardeh

Forward

Worcester, MA

Bolts

2005

  61

Jack LaBelle

Defender

Peabody, MA

Aztec

2005

  41

Brady Lewis

Midfielder

Epping, NH

Seacoast United

2005

  32

Steban Lopera

Defender

Revere, MA

Hammer Academy

2005

  23

Isaie Louis

Forward

Everett, MA

Valeo FC

2005

  16

Matiwos Rumley

Defender

Hebron, CT

Oakwood

2005

  83

Randy Vang

Midfielder

Providence, RI

Bayside FC

2005

  8

Hayes Benzan

Midfielder

Boston, MA

Valeo FC

2006

  3

Ryan Carney

Goalkeeper

Dunstable, MA

NEFC

2006

  14

Kian Charris

Defender

Pawtucket, RI

Bayside

2006

  12

Luke Churchill

Defender

North Easton, MA

Bayside

2006

  6

Giuseppe Ciampa

Midfielder

Westwood, MA

Hammer Academy

2006

  4

Enrique Dias

Defender

North Andover, MA

Bolts

2006

  19

Olger Escobar

Forward

Lynn, MA

Bolts

2006

  11

Enzo Goncalves

Forward

Hyannis, MA

Bolts

2006

  19

Jamie Kabuusu

Midfielder

Chestnut Hill, MA

Valeo FC

2006

  18

Kevin Medina

Midfielder

Boston, MA

Valeo FC

2006

  27

Alejandro Palacios

Midfielder

Lexington, MA

Valeo FC

2006

  22

Angel Ortez

Midfielder

Revere, MA

Valeo FC

2006

  24

Alex Rapo

Defender

Dover, MA

Bolts

2006

  17

Jordi Tornberg Ayala

Forward

Revere, MA

NEFC

2006

  15

Ryan Viana

Midfielder

Framingham, MA

GPS

2006

  5

Daniel Woodward

Defender

West Newtown, MA

Valeo FC

2006

  38

Sebastian Wraga

Goalkeeper

Springfield, MA

NEFC

2006

  25

Diego Xhikneli

Midfielder

Glastonbury, CT

Oakwood

2006

  7

Raphael Alves

Forward

Framingham, MA

GPS

2007

  39

Fabio Alzate

Forward

Cranston, RI

Valeo FC

2007

  13

Felipe Carvalho

Midfielder

Ashland, MA

NEFC

2007

  16

Caleb Chao

Midfielder

Dartmouth, MA

GPS

2007

  26

Jackson Danforth

Defender

Providence, RI

GPS

2007

  31

Miles Fleming

Goalkeeper

Hallowell, ME

NEFC

2007

  29

Gavin Foley

Defender

Watertown, MA

GPS

2007

  32

Everson Goglia

Forward

Bristol, RI

Valeo FC

2007

  37

Ian Hecker

Midfielder

Sherborn, MA

NEFC

2007

  30

Luka Hislop

Forward

Concord, MA

NEFC

2007

  40

Sage Kinner

Midfielder

Burlington, VT

Synergy FC

2007

  33

Tucker Levisee

Defender

Rehoboth, MA

Bayside

2007

  34

Joseph Newbury

Defender

Tiverton, RI

Bolts

2007

  35

Lucas Nuernburg

Midfielder

Cambridge, MA

Valeo FC

2007

  41

Conrad Sweatman

Midfielder

Stow, VT

Synergy FC

2007

  21

Jaime Vega Espinosa

Midfielder

Cambridge, MA

Bolts

2007

  36

Ethan Virmalo

Goalkeeper

Sutton, MA

Abbey Villa

2007

  20

Owen Zhang

Midfielder

Westwood, MA

Valeo FC

2007

  28

Matias Xhikneli

Midfielder

Glastonbury, CT

Connecticut FC

2008

Revolution Technical Staff

Bruce Arena

Sporting Director

Curt Onalfo

Technical Director

Revolution Academy Staff

Bryan Scales

Director of Youth Development

Gary Hall

Director of Talent ID

Patrick Ouckama

Director of Coaching

Under-19s Coaching Staff

Bryan Scales

Head Coach

Jasir Charris

Assistant Coach

Under-17s Coaching Staff

Patrick Ouckama

Head Coach

Jasir Charris

Assistant Coach

Under-15s Coaching Staff

Shalrie Joseph

Head Coach

John Frederick

Assistant Coach

Karl Spratt

Assistant Coach

Under-14s Coaching Staff

T.J. Love

Head Coach

Karl Spratt

Assistant Coach

Additional Academy Staff

Darrell St. Jean

Academy Athletic Training Associate

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