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New England Revolution Officially Unveil Academy Residency Program As Bruce Arena Continues To Build The Base
Look around the world, the youth movement in soccer is very much real and in MLS academies have started to pump out players.
New England’s own academy has added several contributors to the first team with the likes of Scott Caldwell and Diego Fagundez highlighting the successes of the program. But more is needed, more investment and resources allocated into building the development of youth soccer in the area.
On Friday the Revolution officially announced their residency program with the now Bruce Arena led organization understanding the importance of stepping up their youth game.
The residency program will kick off in the 2019-20 season with players living full-time in a local residence owned by the club. Players will be living under the supervision of the Academy staff and will make it easier for players that don’t live within short distance of Gillette to have the opportunity to live on-site.
Huge step in the right direction for the club.
In addition to the confirmation of the residency program the Academy has posted its roster of 70 players from the New England area that have been selected to participate on the various Academy teams.
The 12th season of the academy will kick off this weekend on August 31st. Below is a full roster of the 70 players.
|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|