Updated October 24, 2022
MACIEL AT A GLANCE:
- Central midfielder from Rio de Janeiro owns 35 appearances, including 22 starts, and 1,929 minutes played across two seasons in MLS.
- Owns one appearance in the MLS Cup Playoffs, becoming the first Revolution II graduate to appear in a postseason match.
- Graduated to New England’s MLS roster after making 16 appearances for Revolution II in 2020.
- Became the first Revolution II graduate to appear in a match for the first team on May 1, 2021.
- Developed for 10 years in the Botafogo F.R. Academy in Brazil.
- Suited up for the Botafogo Under-20 side in the 2020 Copa Sao Paulo de Futebol Junior.
- Made 32 appearances for the Botafogo F.R. U-20 side at center midfield in 2019 across all competitions totaling 2,000 minutes.
MLS CAREER: Signed by New England Revolution to a one-year contract with additional club options on March 22, 2021…Owns 35 appearances, including 22 starts, and 1,929 minutes played across two seasons in MLS…Made 19 appearances, including 15 starts, with 1,248 minutes played in debut MLS season after missing first games of the season with an injury…Tallied 16 appearances, starting seven times, during his second MLS season and registered one assist prior to sustaining a season-ending Achilles injury.
2022: Logged 16 appearances with seven starts across 681 minutes in his second MLS season…Sustained an Achilles injury in September, sidelining him for 8-12 months…(2/26) at POR: Made season debut, playing 16 minutes off the bench…(3/12) vs. RSL: Started and played 90 minutes…(4/2) vs. NY: Made 29-minute appearance off the bench…(5/11) vs. CIN: Made U.S. Open Cup debut with a 90-minute effort in his return from injury...(5/15) at ATL: Saw 27 minutes off the bench...(5/21) at CIN: Made his 25th career MLS appearance, coming off the bench...(5/25) at NYC: Played 120 minutes in U.S. Open Cup action...(7/3) vs. CIN: Made second start of the season with a 78-minute shift…(8/6) at ORL: Completed all 40 of his passes in a 62-minute shift…(9/4) vs. NYC: Distributed first MLS assists, his second as a professional, in a 68-minute performance.
2021: Signed by New England Revolution to a one-year contract with additional club options on March 22, 2021…Began 2021 preseason as one of six Revs II players training with the first team…Made 19 appearances, including 15 starts, with 1,248 minutes played in debut MLS season after missing first games of the season with an injury…Made one additional appearance in the MLS Cup Playoffs and became the first Revolution II graduate to play in a postseason contest…Made four appearances with one assist for Revolution II at the USL League One level…(5/1) vs. ATL: Became the first Revolution II player to appear in a match for the first team…Played 90 minutes in central midfield in the 2-1 win…Completed all 33 pass attempts…(5/8) at NSH: Made a second straight start in central midfield and played 64 minutes…(5/12) at PHI: Recorded a third straight start in the 1-1 draw…(5/16) vs. CLB: Started a fourth consecutive game and played 69 minutes in the 1-0 win…(6/23) vs. NYR: Made first appearance as a substitute… (7/3) at CLB: Logged two shots, one on goal, over 78 minutes played in 2-2 road draw…(7/7) vs. TOR: Started and notched second full 90-minute performance of the season…(7/17): Started and played 82 minutes in 1-0 clean-sheet victory on the road…(7/25) vs. MTL: Appeared off the bench and played 27 minutes in the 2-1 win…(8/8) vs. PHI: Started and played all 90 minutes for the third time…(8/21) vs. CIN: Contributed in the 4-1 win with a 28-minute performance as a substitute…(8/28) at NYC: Started and played all 90 minutes in the 2-0 loss on the road…(10/24) at ORL: Returned to action after being sidelined with a lower body injury…Started and played all 90 minutes in the 2-2 draw on the road…Marked sixth complete 90-minute performance of the season…(10/27) vs. COL: Appeared off the bench in the 1-0 shutout win…Postseason: (11/30) vs. NYC: Logged a 30-minute shift off the bench in the 2-2 draw in the Eastern Conference Semifinal…Became the first Revolution II graduate to appear in a MLS Cup Playoffs match.
CLUB CAREER OUTSIDE MLS: Signed by New England Revolution II to the team’s inaugural USL League One roster on January 16, two days before his 20th birthday…Played in all 16 matches during his rookie season in 2020, leading the club with 1,414 minutes played and finishing third in USL League One with 829 passes attempted.
2020: Only member of the club to start all 16 matches this season, logging 1,414 minutes...(7/25 vs. OMA): Made professional debut playing 90 minutes in season opener, recording a team-high three shots...(8/7 at NTX): Started and played 90 minutes...(8/21 vs. RIC): Turned in a 90-minute effort, earning a season-high nine possessions gained...(8/26 vs. GVL): Recorded three tackles and saw first yellow card… (10/3) at RIC: Played 90 minutes to surpass 1,000 minutes on the season and finished the game with seven possessions gained, five interceptions, two clearances, two passes, and a team-high 90.2% pass completion rate to earn first Team of the Week selection.
ACADEMY CAREER (BOTAFOGO F.R.): Developed for 10 years in the Botafogo F.R. Academy in his native Brazil…Played four games for the Botafogo F.R. Under-20 team in the 2020 Copa Sao Paulo de Futebol Junior, helping earn a pair of victories…Made 32 appearances for the Botafogo U-20s at center midfield in 2019 across all competitions, totaling 2,000 minutes…Made 14 appearances in the 2019 U-20 Campeonato Carioca…Earned 18 appearances for the club’s U-20 side in the 2019 U-20 Campeonato Brasileiro, starting 12 of those games…Scored lone goal for the club in a 3-2 win over the Fluminese U-20 team…Totaled 90 minutes on three occasions during the Campeonato Brasileiro.
PERSONAL: Full name is Lucas Maciel Felix…Native of Rio de Janeiro, Brazil…Speaks fluent Portuguese…Spent 10 years playing for the Botafogo F.R. Academy in Brazil before making the move to USL League One…Favorite players are Andres Iniesta, Ronaldinho Gaucho, and Lionel Messi.