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New England Revolution Youth Development Update: October 29, 2020

October 29, 2020 - Major League Soccer (MLS) - New England Revolution News Release

FOXBOROUGH, Mass. - After two weeks away from MLS NEXT action, all four Revolution Academy teams returned to play over the weekend with the Under-19s, Under-17s, and Under-15s making the trip to New York for contests against FC Westchester. The Under-14s remained home to Oakwood SC. In addition, Revolution II closed out its inaugural season in USL League One with a 2-1 loss at Forward Madison FC, a match in which seven current and former Academy players made an appearance.

The U-19s, U-17s, and U-15s swept the weekend at FC Westchester, with several members of the U-19s making their season debuts after spending the first half of the season up with Revolution II. With the added reinforcements, the U-19s battled to a 4-2 victory, the U-17s won 2-0, and the U-15s claimed a 5-1 victory. Meanwhile, the U-14s earned their first victory of the season defeating Oakwood SC at home, 4-0.

Next weekend, the U-19s, U-17s, and U-15s will make the trip to Staten Island, N.Y. to face BW Gottschee, while the U-14s will host Seacoast United at Gillette Stadium. For more information about the New England Revolution's youth teams and Revolution Academy programming, please visit

MLS NEXT Highlights:

- Forward Michael Tsicoulias (2002 - Newton, Mass.) made his MLS NEXT debut on Saturday for the U-19s after playing 69 minutes for Revolution II this season, where he scored two goals and added an assist. Morris Matthews (2003 - Westwood, Mass.) also made his first U-19 appearance of the season and registered an assist after spending time with Revs II.

- Defenders Greg MacLean (2002 - Walpole, Mass.) and Taha Kina (2002 - Milford, Mass.) each factored in with goals for the U-19s. MacLean added an assist as well.

- Forward Jordi Tornberg (2006 - Revere, Mass.) had two goals and two assists for the U-15s while midfielder Angel Ortez (2006 - Revere, Mass.) and forward Enzo Goncalves (2006 - Hyannis, Mass.) each factored in with a goal and an assist off the bench.

- Forward Raphael Alves (2007 - Framingham, Mass.) became the first Academy player to record a hat trick this season with three goals and an assist for the U-14s on Saturday.

Revolution II Highlights:

- Homegrown Player Nicolas Firmino (2001 - Somerville, Mass.) captured the scoring title for Revolution II with four goals and two assists. He finished the season appearing in all 16 games, with 15 starts.

- Homegrown Player Justin Rennicks (1999 - South Hamilton, Mass.) scored his fourth goal in eight games for Revolution II, with a first-career assist from fellow Academy alum Damian Rivera (2002 - Cranston, R.I.)

- Academy defender Colby Quinones (2003 - Bedford, N.H.) became the first active youth player to surpass 1,000 professional minutes with Revolution II on Wednesday night. He finished the year with 14 appearances and one assist.

- Academy midfielder Hikaru Fujiwara (2003 - Lexington, Mass.) made his 10th appearance of the season on Saturday, the second youth player after Quinones to play in 10 games at the professional level.


New England Revolution II 1 at Forward Madison FC 2

Saturday, Oct. 24, 2020 - Hart Park (Wauwatosa, Wis.)

Scoring Summary:

NE - Justin Rennicks (Damian Rivera) 30'

MAD - Noah Fuson (Louis Bennett) 81'

MAD - Jiro Barriga Toyama (Josiah Trimmingham) 83'

New England Revolution II: Keegan Meyer; Ryan Spaulding, Jon Bell, Collin Verfurth, Colby Quinones; Maciel, Damian Rivera (Diego Souza 85'), Tiago Mendonca (Hikaru Fujiwara 83'); Connor Presley, Orlando Sinclair (Nicolas Firmino 37'), Justin Rennicks (Meny Silva 86').

Substitutes Not Used: Matthew Tibbetts, Ryo Shimazaki, Isaac Angking.

*Current and former Academy players above in italics


New England Revolution U-19s 4 vs FC Westchester U-19s 2

Saturday, Oct. 24, 2020 - SUNY-Purchase (Purchase, N.Y.)

Scoring Summary:

FCW - 34'

NE - Michael Tsicoulias (Joe Buck) 37'

NE - Michael Tsicoulias (Greg MacLean) 45'

FCW - 50'

NE - Greg MacLean (Michael Tsicoulias) 56'

NE - Taha Kina (Morris Matthews) 63'

Revolution U-19s: Nick Cardona (Alvaro Rodriguez 55'); Greg MacLean, Taha Kina, Cole Dewhurst (Cole Richardson 55'), Ethan Williams; Henri Richter (Aidan Farwell 70'), Joe Buck, Samuel White (Estevao Gouveia 55'), Morris Matthews (Jorge Garcia 70'); Michael Tsicoulias (Felipe Viera 65'), Brandonn Bueno (Triton Beauvois 65').

Substitutes Not Used: None.


New England Revolution U-17s 2 vs FC Westchester U-17s 0

Saturday, Oct. 24, 2020 - SUNY-Purchase (Purchase, N.Y.)

Scoring Summary:

NE - Own Goal 32'

NE - Jason Zacarias (Unassisted) 90'

Revolution U-17s: Brady Elmblad; Matiwos Rumley, Dylan Walsh, Alexi Karalis; Gabriel de Godoi (Jack Burkhardt 70'), Jack Panayotou (Ed Fundunyan 75'), Matteo Gomes (Brady Lewis 60'), Noel Buck (Matt Bergquist 75'), Steban Lopera (Jack LaBelle 70'); Patrick Garcia (Jason Zacarias 60'), Samson Kpardeh (Malcolm Fry 60').

Substitutes Not Used: None.


New England Revolution U-15s 5 vs FC Westchester U-15s 1

Saturday, Oct. 24, 2020 - SUNY-Purchase (Purchase, N.Y.)

Scoring Summary:

NE - Kevin Medina (Jordi Tornberg) 42'

NE - Jordi Tornberg (Angel Ortez) 60'

FCW - (Penalty Kick) 62'

NE - Jordi Tornberg (Giuseppe Ciampa) 63'

NE - Angel Ortez (Enzo Goncalves) 79'

NE - Enzo Goncalves (Jordi Tornberg) 80'

Revolution U-15s: Ryan Carney (Sebastian Wraga 50'); Alejandro Palacio, Daniel Woodward, Kian Charris, Luke Churchill (Alex Rapo 50'); Kevin Medina (Enzo Goncalves 50'), Jaime Kabuusu (Hayes Benzan 50'), Giuseppe Ciampa; Jordi Tornberg, Alessandro Bacabac (Olger Escobar 50'), Diego Xhikneli (Angel Ortez 50').

Substitutes Not Used: None


New England Revolution U-14s 4 vs Oakwood SC U-14s 0

Saturday, Oct. 24, 2020 - Revolution Academy Field (Foxborough, Mass.)

Scoring Summary:

NE - Raphael Alves (Sage Kinner) 2'

NE - Raphael Alves (Everson Goglia) 4'

NE - Raphael Alves (Unassisted) 34'

NE - Jaime Vega (Raphael Alves) 72'

Revolution U-14s: Miles Fleming; Jackson Danforth, Ian Hecker, Sage Kinner, Fabian Alzate; Owen Zhang, Ryan Viana, Jaime Vega; Luka Hislop, Everson Goglia, Raphael Alves.

Substitutes Used: Ethan Virmalo, Caleb Chao, Felipe Carvalho, Matias Xhikneli, Gavin Foley, Conrad Sweatman.

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