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Revolution Academy Alum Scores in College Tournament

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Mitchell Taintor's two-goal performance helped Rutgers advance in the Big Ten Tournament.

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While the New England Revolution are out of the playoffs, an academy alum is making waves in the Big Ten Tournament. Mitchell Taintor scored both goals in Rutgers University's win over Northwestern on Sunday. The Scarlet Knights will now face top-seed Ohio State on Friday, Nov. 13 in the tournament semifinals.

Taintor was a member of the Revs Academy from 2009-12 before departing for college. He has remained connected with the Revolution by playing with PDL affiliate Real Boston Rams and practicing with the first team.

Taintor, who is currently a senior, has become an integral part of the Rutgers system, having amassed 13 goals and five assists in 68 appearances. Listed 6-2, 175 lbs, Taintor is capable of playing as both a defender and midfielder.

Revs fans will want to keep an eye on Taintor as the Connecticut native is full of potential. Will he soon be wearing Revs colors? Only time will tell.