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Revolution Announce 2020-21 Academy Roster Ahead of MLS NEXT Season

September 9, 2020 - Major League Soccer (MLS) - New England Revolution News Release

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. For more information about the New England Revolution's youth teams and Revolution Academy programming, visit

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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