Who were the best young-player performers in Matchday 15?
Did you know? MLS history was made – or at least matched – on Saturday night, and we don’t even have room for all of these guys on this week’s rundown:
Updated May 17, 2023
AT A GLANCE:
PROFESSIONAL CAREER: Signed as the eighth Homegrown Player in Revolution history on January 18, 2022…Owns 12 starts over 18 appearances and 1,178 minutes played with New England’s first team…In 2023, has appeared in each of the first 12 matches, starting 10 times, and tallying a game-winning goal…Also appeared in one U.S. Open Cup match…In first MLS season, made seven appearances, starting three times, and scoring one goal…Signed by New England Revolution II to the USL League One roster on June 22, 2021…Made 43 appearances with the club’s second team since 2021, scoring six goals and adding one assist.
2023: In 2023, has appeared in each of the first 12 matches, starting 10 times, and tallying a game-winning goal…Also appeared in one U.S. Open Cup match…(2/25) at CLT: Made season debut with a 90-minute outing, earning selection to MLS Team of the Matchday…(3/25) at DC: Scored game-winning goal in the 88th minute, earning second selection to Team of the Matchday…(4/25) vs. HFD: Made U.S. Open Cup debut, starting and playing 90 minutes…(5/6) at TOR: Won career high 13 duels, making MLS Team of the Matchday.
2022: Signed as the eighth Homegrown Player in club history on January 18, 2022…Added 15 appearances with 13 starts for Revolution II during the inaugural 2022 MLS NEXT Pro campaign, scoring one goal…(4/9) at MCF: Named to the matchday roster for the first time in his MLS career, going as an unused substitute…(6/11) vs. OCB: Tallied first goal of the MLS NEXT Pro season in a 2-1 win against Orlando City B…(8/13) vs. DC: Made MLS debut with a 27-minute substitute appearance…(8/31) vs. CHI: Logged 80 minutes in first MLS start…(9/4) vs. NYC: Scored first MLS goal and the game-winner in 3-0 win at Gillette Stadium.
2021: Appeared in all 28 games, one of two players to do so during the 2021 season, while netting five goals and one assist…Signed by New England Revolution II to the USL League One roster on June 22, 2021…(4/10) at FTL: Made professional debut, starting and playing 90 minutes in central midfield and recorded a team high seven recoveries…(5/16) vs. CHA: Started and played 76 minutes, scoring his first career goal and becoming the first Academy player to score at the professional level in club history… (6/5) at RIC: Scored his second goal of the season in a 45-minute outing…(6/19) at MAD: Started and played 45 minutes, netting his first career game-winning goal… (6/26) vs. NTX: Set a new career high with three shots in a 78-minute effort…(7/9) vs. TOR: Recorded first career assist, a game-winner, while completing 93 percent of his passes in a 86-minute performance…(8/14) at RIC: Scored a late goal to help spark a comeback effort…(9/17) vs. RIC: Tallied fifth goal of the season in the 90the minute.
REVOLUTION ACADEMY: Joined the New England Revolution Academy in 2017 at the age of 12 and made 66 appearances across all age levels for the program… Scored over 11 goals at the youth level while playing as both a forward and midfielder… In his first season with the Revolution Academy in 2017-18, played in 24 games, starting on 16 occasions, and scored seven goals at the U-14 and U-13 levels… During the 2020-21 MLS NEXT campaign, suited up six times for the U-17s, scoring one goal and registering two assists…Named 2021 UnitedHealthcare Revolution Academy Player of the Year.
INTERNATIONAL (United States): Earned first U.S. Under-19 team call-up in July 2022 to attend the program's development camp in Carson, Calif.
PERSONAL: Born in Arlington, Mass.…Working towards completing high school with online classes…Has an older brother, Joe, who graduated from the Revolution Academy in 2021 and currently plays soccer at Georgetown.