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MLS NEXT Sep 30, 2020

New England Revolution Academy teams earn first wins in MLS NEXT

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.

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.

Forward 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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