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Boys DA Aug 30, 2019

New England Revolution announce Academy roster, Residency Program ahead of 2019-20 season

FOXBOROUGH, Mass. – The New England Revolution Academy has unveiled its roster for 2019-20 U.S. Soccer Development Academy season.

In total, 70 players from the New England region were selected for the Revolution Academy squads, which range from the Under-14 through the Under-19 age groups. All four developmental teams will open play this weekend, with the U-15s, U-17s, and U-19s hosting the Philadelphia Union on Saturday, Aug. 31 in Lancaster, Mass., while the U-14s take on Boston Bolts on Saturday, Aug. 31 in Newton, Mass. The complete 2019-20 Revolution Academy schedule is available HERE.

The 2019-20 season also marks the formal launch of the Revolution Academy’s Residency Program. The Revolution will have players living full-time in a local residence that was recently acquired by the club. Players will be living full-time under the supervision of Academy staff. This new program will see players from New England and other parts of the country benefit from the club’s fully-funded Academy program by providing them with a living space in close proximity to Gillette Stadium.

The Revolution Academy is coming off the 2018-19 season which saw seven different players receive international call ups to U.S. Soccer Youth National Team camps and squads, as well as multiple first team training opportunities. Two Academy alumni signed Homegrown contracts with the first team, beginning with Nicolas Firmino in December 2018, followed by forward Justin Rennicks in January 2019. In addition, it marked the third consecutive year the U-19s have qualified for a USSDA playoff spot and the team’s second Northeast Division title in three years. This season, the Academy will return 57 players, while welcoming in 13 new players; all four age groups consist of a combination of both new and returning players.

“We’re thrilled to begin yet another chapter in our Academy’s history,” Revolution Director of Youth Development and Under-15 Head Coach Bryan Scales said. “We’re very excited for the upcoming season and to track the progress and success of our players across each age group.”

Entering its 12th season, the Revolution Academy is the only fully-funded, professional youth development program in New England, and competes in the prestigious U.S. Soccer Development Academy 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, please visit revolutionsoccer.net/academy.

Name Position Hometown Former Club Year
Trevor Burns Midfielder Southborough, MA Southboro YS 2001
Gevork Diarbian Forward Cranston, RI Bayside FC 2001
Kaoru Fujiwara Midfielder Lexington, MA GPS 2001
Thamba Mbungu Defender Manchester, NH Valeo FC 2001
Nathan Metsack Defender Ashford, CT Oakwood 2001
Dennis Ramirez Midfielder Waltham, MA Bolts 2001
Brian Son Midfielder/Defender Glastonbury, CT Oakwood 2001
Victor Viana Forward South Dennis, MA Bolts 2001
Joseph Buck Midfielder Arlington, MA Bolts 2002
Ronilson Mendes Forward Brockton, MA Hammer Academy 2002
Damien Rivera Forward Cranston, RI Bayside FC 2002
Meny Silva Forward Roxbury, MA Hammer Academy 2002
Diego Souza Defender Hyannis, MA Valero FC 2002
Michael Tsicoulias Forward Newtown Centre, MA Valeo FC 2002
Ethan Williams Defender Fall River, MA Fall River HS 2002
Nickolas Cardona Goalkeeper Boston, MA Bolts 2003
Cole Dewhurst Defender Lancaster, MA FC Stars 2003
Hikaru Fujiwara Midfielder Lexington, MA GPS 2003
Eliot Jones Goalkeeper New Britan, CT FSA 2003
Colby Quinones Defender Bedford, NH Seacoast United 2003
Cole Richardson Defender North Easton, MA Bolts 2003
Zachary Sardi-Santos Defender Newtown, MA Valeo FC 2003
Andrew Serafino Forward Longmeadow, MA Western Mass Pioneers 2003
Felipe Vieira Forward Malden, MA Valeo FC 2003
Samuel White Midfielder Sterling, MA Bolts 2003
Rainer Chai Midfielder Acton, MA NEFC 2004
Florian Cho Forward Shrewsbury, MA Bolts 2004
Felipe DeAndrade Midfielder Westborough, MA GPS 2004
Mauro Fernandez Defender Fitchburg, MA FC Stars 2004
Patrick Garcia Forward Lynn, MA Bolts 2004
Matteo Gomes Midfielder Dracut, MA NEFC 2004
Thaddeus Liquori Forward Westfield, MA NEFC 2004
Avery Palma Defender Plainville, CT FSA 2004
Jack Panayotu Midfielder Cambridge, MA GPS 2004
Sebastian Pliszka Goalkeeper Newington, CT CFC 2004
Matthew Tibbetts Goalkeeper Westborough, MA NEFC 2004
Dylan Walsh Defender Arlington, MA NEFC 2004
Noel Buck Midfielder Arlington, MA NEFC 2005
Jack Burkhardt Defender Sutton, MA NEFC 2005
Marco Dos Santos Midfielder Windham, NH Seacoast 2005
Tyler Duarte Forward Brockton, MA Bolts 2005
Brady Elmblad Goalkeeper Sharon, MA Bayside FC 2005
Malcolm Fry Forward Groton, MA Castelnau-Le Cres FC 2005
John La Belle Defender Peabody, MA Aztec 2005
Isaie Louis Forward Everett, MA Valeo FC 2005
Oscar Martinez Forward Revere, MA