Stoughton's Tyler Melo will be joining the New England
Revolution Academy's U14 youth soccer team for the 2013-2014 season, the
club announced in a press release.
Melo, 13, is a
midfielder, and has taken part in the Academy's elite training program.
He will be one of 23 players on the U14 team. There are three youth teams overall - U14, U16 and U18.
"The players were scouted by the youth development staff over the past
year and selected after both invitational training sessions and open
tryouts this summer," the release states.
The Revolution Academy is presented by United Healthcare.
"Entering its sixth season, the Revolution’s youth development program –
which U.S. Soccer rated among the nation’s top 10 youth programs last
year – is the only fully-funded youth soccer program in New England, and
competes in the prestigious U.S. Soccer Development Academy," according to the release.
"All players’ needs and expenses related to
soccer activities – training, facilities, equipment, uniforms, travel
associated with competitions – are provided by the Revolution at no cost
to the players or their families."