FOXBOROUGH, Mass. – New England Revolution II (10-5-6; 40 pts.) battled New York Red Bulls II (10-6-5; 37 pts.), to a 1-1 draw on Sunday night at Gillette Stadium where Red Bulls II earned the extra point in the shootout with a 4-3 victory. New England extended their unbeaten streak to six games, continuing their longest string of undefeated games this season, while forward Jordan Adebayo-Smith scored his ninth goal of the season.
The match remained scoreless until the 63rd minute when Revolution II debutant Patrick Leal’s back-post cross found the head of Adebayo-Smith. The Englishman notched five shots with two falling on target, and now leads the league in shots on target with 29, while also leading the team in goals with nine. Leal’s assist is his first goal contribution for New England, after coming on as a first-half substitute in the 43rd minute. Midfielder Noble Okello also made his first appearance since April 2, coming on as a substitute in the 60th minute.
Red Bulls II leveled the scoring in second half stoppage time through O’Vonte Mullings, sending the game to a shootout. Jacob Akanyirige, Olger Escobar, and Jack Panayotou all converted their spot kicks, but New York claimed the additional point with a 4-3 victory. Jacob Jackson recorded a season-high three saves in the shootout alongside his two saves in regulation.
New England returns to action on Wednesday, August 9, when Revolution II travels to Osceola Heritage Park to take on Orlando City B. The match kicks off at 6:00 p.m. ET and streams live on MLSNEXTPro.com.
New England Revolution II 1 (3), New York Red Bulls II 1 (4)
August 6, 2023 – Gillette Stadium (Foxborough, Mass.)
- With the draw, Revolution II extended their unbeaten streak to six matches and improved their home record to 6-1-3 on the season.
- Forward Jordan Adebayo-Smith tallied his team-leading ninth goal of the season against his former team. The East London native also led New England with five shots, two on target.
- Midfielder Patrick Leal earned his first assist of the season on Adebayo-Smith’s goal. The Newton, Mass. native entered the match in the 43rd minute to mark his Revolution II debut after signing with the squad on Friday.
- Goalkeeper Jacob Jackson recorded two saves in the match and added on a season-high three saves in the shootout.
- Midfielder Noble Okello entered the match in the 60th minute, marking his first appearance since April 2 after returning from injury.
Referee: Nabil Bensalah
Assistant Referees: Amilcar Sicaju, Justen Lopez
Fourth Official: John Luk
Weather: 81 degrees and partly cloudy
NE – Jordan Adebayo-Smith (Patrik Leal) 62’
RBNY – O’Vonte Mullings (Unassisted) 90’+5
NE – Colby Quiñones (Yellow Card – Foul) 35’
RBNY – Copeland Berkley (Yellow Card – Foul) 49’
RBNY – Frank Ssebufu (Yellow Card – Foul) 72’
NE – Ítalo (Yellow Card – Foul) 80’
New England Revolution II: Jacob Jackson; Ítalo, Pierre Cayet, Victor Souza, Colby Quiñones; Jack Panayotou; Peyton Miller (Olger Escobar 60’), Marcos Dias (Patrick Leal 43’), Joshua Bolma (Noble Okello 60’), Malcolm Fry (Jacob Akanyirige 85’); Jordan Adebayo-Smith.
Substitutes Not Used: Nico Campuzano; Brandonn Bueno, Nakye Greenidge-Duncan, Ben Awashie, Tiago Suarez.
New York Red Bulls II: AJ Marcucci; Omar Valencia (Jayden Reid 78’), Davi Alexandre, Matthew Nocita, Copeland Berkley (Amos Shapiro-Thompson 60’); Bento Estrela, Dylan Sullivan (Dija 78’); Mohammed Sofo (Rafael Mosquera 60’), Ibrahim Kasule (Henry Wise 78’), O'Vonte Mullings; Frank Ssebufu
Substitutes Not Used: Will Meyer; Erick Ruiz, Juan Gutierrez, Aiden Jarvis.