Fagundez, Machado each net 3 at Winter Showcase

The Revolution U-18s went 2-1-0 during the Winter Showcase (Photo courtesy of Peter Cutler)

Diego Fagundez and Fabio Machado, Jr. each clocked in three-goal efforts for the Revolution Youth Acamedy during this weekend’s U.S. Soccer Development Academy Winter Showcase in Phoenix, Arizona.

Fagundez struck once against Minnesota Thunder Academy on Sunday in a 2-1 loss, then followed up with a brace against Sporting Juniors on Monday during a 2-0 victory for the Revolution U-16s. Machado picked up a brace against Minnesota in a 4-2 on Sunday, and added another against Sporting Juniors in a 3-1 win for the Revolution U-18s.

Through five matches, Fagundez has scored an astonishing eight goals, while Machado matched his goal total of last season through only five matches.

Meanwhile, the Revolution youth squads could only boast a mixed bag of success at the Showcase.

The Revolution U-16s went 1-2-0 with losses to North Carolina Fusion (3-1) and Minnesota Thunder Academy (2-1) and a win over Sporting Juniors (3-1). The only other goalscorer for the U-16s besides Fagundez was Peguy Ngatcha, who notched a 12th minute goal in the Minnesota contest.

The Revs U-18s beat Sporting Juniors U-18s 3-1 on Monday (Photo courtesy of Peter Cutler)

The Revolution U-18s enjoyed a smidge more success than their underclassmen as they went 2-1-0 with victories over Minnesota (4-2) and Sporting Juniors (3-1). Their only loss came at the hands of North Carolina (1-0).

Daniel Tchen put together a solid perfromance as he scored twice for the Revs U-18s with goals against Minnesota and North Carolina. Cole Denormandie added a goal in the 4-2 victory over Minnesota, while Matthew Keys aided the the U-18s with a goal of his own in the 3-1 win over Sporting.

The next action for the Youth Acadmy will come on March 5, 2011 against the NJSA at Gillette Stadium. The U-16s match begins at 12:00pm, while the U-18s face off at 10:00am.

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