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New England Revolution Youth Development Update: September 30, 2020

September 30, 2020 - Major League Soccer (MLS) - New England Revolution News Release

FOXBOROUGH, Mass. - The four New England Revolution Academy teams continued the MLS Next season on Saturday, with the Under-19s, Under-17s, and Under-15s facing Empire United on the road in Albany, N.Y., and the Under-14s taking on Valeo FC in Newton, Mass. In addition, five current and former Revolution Academy players featured for Revolution II in a 2-0 win at Orlando City B on Sept. 26.

The U-19s and the U-17s registered their first victories of the season, both by 3-0 margins over Empire. The U-15s fell at Empire, 2-1, while the U-14s dropped a 2-1 result at Valeo FC. Next Saturday, the Under-19s, Under-17s, and Under-15s will all travel to face Beachside SC in Stamford, Conn., while the Under-14s take on FC Boston Bolts on Sunday at Mount Ida in Newton, Mass.

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Revolution MLS NEXT Highlights:

- Forward Ronilson Mendes (2002 - Brockton, Mass.) made his season debut for the U-19s after spending much of the summer with Revolution II, contributing an assist along with the initial shot that led to Estevao Gouveia (2003 - Nashua N.H.) scoring his first goal as a member of Revolution Academy.

- Triton Beauvois (2003 - Malden, Mass.) added his first goal with New England just minutes after entering the Under-19s' win as a second-half substitute.

- Goalkeepers Nick Cardona (2003 - Boston, Mass.) and Alvaro Rodriguez (2003 - Cambridge, Mass.) combined to keep a clean sheet for the U-19s. Ryan Carney (2006 - Dunstable, Mass.) and Brady Elmblad (2005 - Sharon, Mass.) split the duties in a shutout performance for the U-17s.

- Substitutes Malcolm Fry (2005 - Groton, Mass.) and Patrick Garcia (2004 - Lynn, Mass.) both found the scoresheet shortly after entering the match for the U-17s on Saturday. Garcia scored a pair of goals while Fry factored in with a goal and an assist. Matt Bergquist (2005 - Shrewsbury, Mass.) added an assist as well, seconds after entering the match as a substitute.

- Forward Angel Ortez (2006 - Revere, Mass.) tallied his first goal of the season for the U-15s with an assist by defender Alejandro Palacios (2006 - Lexington, Mass.). Forward Matias Xhikneli (2008 - Glastonbury, Conn.) provided the lone goal for the U-14s - his first for the club.

Revolution II Highlights:

- Defender Colby Quinones (2003 - Bedford, N.H.) logged another 90 minutes in a starting effort, bringing his USL League One total this season to 704, the most by a Revs Academy player with Revolution II.

- Midfielder Hikaru Fujiwara (2003 - Lexington, Mass.) made a substitute appearance in the second half, entering the match in the 78th minute, and completed 80 percent of his passes.

- Academy alum and Homegrown Player Justin Rennicks (1999 - South Hamilton, Mass.) scored his second goal in as many games, a game-winner, on Saturday.

- Former Academy midfielders and current Homegrown Players Nicolas Firmino (2001 - Somerville, Mass.) and Damian Rivera (2002 - Cranston, R.I.) also played in the win and combined for nine of New England's 18 shots on the day.


New England Revolution II 1 vs Orlando City B 0

Saturday, Sept. 26, 2020 - Osceola County Stadium (Kissimmee, Fla.)

Scoring Summary:

NE - Justin Rennicks (Orlando Sinclair) 46'

Revolution II: Joe Rice (Keegan Meyer 66'); Ryan Spaulding, Collin Verfurth, Jon Bell, Colby Quinones; Maciel (Hikaru Fujiwara 78'); Tiago Mendonca, Nicolas Firmino; Connor Presley (Damian Rivera 57'), Orlando Sinclair, Justin Rennicks (Mayele Malango 78').

Substitutes Not Used: Ryo Shimazaki, Diego Souza, Meny Silva.

*Academy players above in italics


New England Revolution U-19s 3 vs Empire United U-19s 0

Saturday, Sept. 26, 2020 - Affirms Sports Park (Colonie, N.Y.)

Scoring Summary:

NE - Estevao Gouveia (Unassisted) 35'

NE - Samuel White (Ronilson Mendes) 61'

NE - Triton Beauvois (Michael te Duits) 65'

Revolution U-19s: Nick Cardona (Alvaro Rodridguez HT); Zach Sardi-Santos (Cole Richardson 66'), Cole Dewhurst, Greg McLean, Michael te Duits; Joe Buck, Henri Richter (Aiden Farwell 57'), Samuel White (Ethan Williams 66'); Ronilson Mendes (Felipe Viera 66'), Brandonn Bueno (Triton Beauvois 57'), Estevao Gouveia (Lucas Fernandez 57').

Substitutes Not Used: None


New England Revolution U-17s 3 vs Empire United U-17s 0

Saturday, Sept. 26, 2020 - Affirms Sports Park (Colonie, N.Y.)

Scoring Summary:

NE - Patrick Garcia (Malcolm Fry) 58'

NE - Malcolm Fry (Matt Bergquist) 68'

NE - Patrick Garcia (Jack Panayotou) 71'

Revolution U-17s: Ryan Carney (Brady Elmblad HT); Jack Burkhardt, Dylan Walsh, Alexi Karalis, Steban Lopera; Matteo Gomes (Matt Bergquist 68'), Brady Lewis (Malcolm Fry 53'), Jack Panayotou; Noel Buck, Samson Kpardeh (Patrick Garcia 53'), Jason Zacarias (Ed Fundunyan 68').

Substitutes Not Used: None.


New England Revolution U-15s 1 vs Empire United U-15s 2

Saturday, Sept. 26, 2020 - Affirms Sports Park (Colonie, N.Y.)

Scoring Summary:

EMP - 1'

NE - Angel Ortez (Alejandro Palacios) 35'

EMP - 49' (Penalty Kick)

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

Substitutes Not Used: None.


New England Revolution U-14s 1 vs Valeo FC U-14s 2

Saturday, Sept. 26, 2020 - Valeo Sports Complex (Newton, Mass.)

Scoring Summary:

VFC - 11'

VFC - 56'

NE - Matias Xhikneli (Conrad Sweatman) 78'

Revolution U-14s: Ethan Virmalo; Jakcson Danforth, Lucas Nuernberg, Sage Kinner, Fabian Alzate; Ian Hecker, Conrad Sweatman, Ryan Viana; Everson Goglia, Luka Hislop, Matias Xhikneli.

Substitutes Used: Miles Fleming, Evan Deasy. T.J. Levisee, J.T. Newbury, Gavin Foley, Jaime Vega, Caleb Chao.

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