This Saturday, the three Impact Academy teams playing in the Development Academy will face their New England Revolution counterparts. The U15s will be in action at 10am, followed by the U17s at noon and the U19s at 2:30pm. The games are played at Centre Nutrilait and are free to attend.
The Impact U15 and U19 both hold perfect records this season, with two wins in two games, while the Impact U17 won one and lost one.
Impact U15 – Empire United U15
4-1 win – Goals from Matthew Catavolo (3) and Hugo Spinola
Impact U17 – Empire United U17
Impact U19 – Empire United U19
5-1 win – Goals from Luca Piccioli, Raphaël Garcia, Daniel Kinumbe (2) and Clément Bayiha
Head to head
The Impact U15 will certainly have a taste for revenge against New England on Saturday. Last summer, Serge Dinkota’s group lost 3-0 against the same Revolution team at the International U14 quarterfinal stage.
Last season, in the Development Academy, the Impact U18 tied twice against the Revs; 2-2 at home and 3-3 away. The U16s tied their first game 1-1 at Centre Nutrilait and won the second one 2-0 at Gillette Stadium.
The Revolution U19 team is also perfect this season with three wins. The U17s won only one game and lost two, while the U15s won twice and lost once so far.
Last season, the Revolution U18 team finished its season with a 15-3-6 record. Their U16 team had a tougher campaign, finishing with a 5-15-6 record.
About the New England Revolution Academy
The New England Revolution Academy was founded in 2008. Three of their first team players are homegrown; Diego Fagundez, signed in 2010, Scott Caldwell, promoted in 2012, and Zachary Herivaux, graduating in 2015.
Mitchell Taintor, now with TFC II in the USL, was drafted 59th by Toronto FC at the 2016 MLS SuperDraft. Chris Tsonis, also from the Revs Academy, now plays for the Charleston Battery, in the USL.
The young Revolution academy players are training in Franklin, Massachusetts, at Dean College’s sports facilities, where they also live. Their Development Academy home games are either played at Bayside FC Facility, in East Providence, or at Gillette Stadium, in Foxborough.