Olger Escobar (Malden, Mass.) has been named the New England Revolution’s UnitedHealthcare Revolution Academy Player of the Year for the 2022-23 MLS NEXT season, as selected by the Revolution’s Technical Staff.
"After an incredible season with our Academy, Olger is very deserving of this honor. He’s an incredible talent and we are all proud of how far he has come since joining our program," Revolution Technical Director Curt Onalfo stated. "Olger has a bright future ahead of him and we are excited for his continued growth within our pro pathway."
Escobar, 17, has excelled in New England’s system since joining the Academy in 2018. Following a sensational season where the Massachusetts native tallied 15 goals in 17 starts with the U-17s, Escobar was named the U-17 MLS NEXT MVP, becoming the first New England player to earn the national honor. The forward also became the club’s third MLS NEXT All-Star in 2023, competing alongside the top stars across North America at the Naval Academy’s Glenn Warner Soccer Facility in Annapolis, Md., following in the footsteps of Homegrown midfielders Jack Panayotou and Esmir Bajraktarević in 2022.