QUEENS, N.Y. – New England Revolution II (3-3-1; 11 pts.) fell to New York City FC II (3-1-1; 10 pts.), 4-2, on Saturday night at Belson Stadium. Marcos Dias tallied his second brace in as many games as New England played the final 26 minutes with 10 men after Peyton Miller was shown a second yellow card in the second half.
“Yeah, I thought it was a match that I didn't think we were very good with the ball in critical situations," Head Coach Clint Peay said postgame. "I think it took us a while to be a little bit more calm and composed to dictate things in possession, and I felt that we did a better job in the second half of that prior to going down a man, but yeah, for me it’s just another game where the details caught up to us and not executing in the critical moments cost us, so it's a unfortunately another hard lesson for the group, and it's an area where, you know, individually we all need to sort of reflect and look at ourselves and figure out, ‘how can I be better?’”
New York found the scoresheet first with John Denis’ tally in the 11th minute. New England equalized with Marcos Dias drawing a penalty in the box as the Brazilian forward stepped up to tally his third penalty kick goal in two matches, and the two sides headed into halftime with one goal apiece.
Jordan Adebayo-Smith drew a foul in the box to give Revolution II the second penalty kick opportunity of the night in the 70th minute, allowing Dias to earn his second brace of the season. New York City went on to equalize in the 82nd minute and took control of the match with two penalty kick goals of their own in the final minutes as New England would walk away with its third loss of the season.
Revolution II returns to action on Sunday, May 14 to take on Toronto FC II at York Lions University Stadium. The 7 p.m. match will stream live on MLSNEXTPro.com.
New England Revolution II 2, New York City FC II 4
May 6, 2023 – Belson Stadium (Queens, N.Y.)
- Forward Marcos Dias tallied his third and fourth goals of the season with two penalty kick opportunities, marking the seventh brace in team history. Dias recorded three shots on target in the match and now leads Revolution II with four goals on the year.
- Defender Pierre Cayet logged the full 90 in the 50th appearance of his career with Revolution II.
- Academy Midfielder Ezra Widman entered the match in the 85th minute to record his Revolution II debut.
- Goalkeeper Nico Campuzano made five saves in the match.
- Defender Jacob Akanyirige logged the full 90 in his 20th start in MLS NEXT Pro.
- Forward Jordan Adebayo-Smith recorded three shots with one on target in his 84 minutes of action.
Referee: Calin Radosav
Assistant Referees: Max Smith, William Aten
Fourth Official: Justin Saprito
Weather: 65 and cloudy
NYC – John Denis 11’
NE – Marcos Dias (PK) 38’, (PK) 70’
NYC – Matthew Meyrs (Ronald Arevalo) 81’
NYC – Nicholas Benalcazar (PK) 84’, (PK) 90’+5
NE – Peyton Miller (Yellow Card) 40’
NE – Ben Awashie (Yellow Card) 58’
NE – Peyton Miller (Second Yellow Card, Red Card Ejection) 64’
NYC – Alex Rando (Yellow Card) 69’
New England Revolution II: Nico Campuzano; Peyton Miller, Pierre Cayet, Victor Souza, Jacob Akanyirige; Jake Rozhansky (Ezra Widman 85’), Brandonn Bueno (Colby Quiñones 68’), Ben Awashie; Malcolm Fry, Marcos Dias (Olger Escobar 89’), Jordan Adebayo-Smith (Weverton 85’).
Substitutes Not Used: Max Weinstein, Tiago Suarez, Nakye Greenidge-Duncan.
New York City FC II: Alex Rando; Christian McFarlane, Nicholas Benalcazar, Samuel Owusu, Rio Hope-Gund; Stevo Bednarsky (Tyler Morck 77’), Piero Elias, Maximo Carrizo (Franceso Di Ponzio 90’+7); John Denis (Ronald Arevalo 36’), Matthew Meyrs (Massimo Muriana Yankowitz 90’+7), Jonathan Jimenez.
Substitutes Not Used: Oliver Stafford, Brian Flores, Klevis Haxhari, Kofi Hope-Gund, Mateo Ponce-Ocampo.