FOXBOROUGH, Mass. – New England Revolution II (14-5-8; 56 pts.) played Orlando City B (12-10-4; 41 pts.) to a 1-1 draw on Thursday night at Gillette Stadium. Victor Souza tallied his first professional goal, while goalkeeper Max Weinstein made two saves in the penalty kick shootout to secure two points for New England. Tonight’s result extends the team’s record unbeaten run to 12 consecutive matches.
Revolution II found the scoresheet in the first half with Souza capitalizing on a corner kick taken by Jake Rozhansky via header. The 14th-minute tally marks the Boston College product’s first professional goal. With the helper, Rozhansky now sits tied for the team lead in assists with Jordan Adebayo-Smith at five each.
Orlando’s Jack Lynn equalized in the 65th minute to send the match to the penalty kick shootout. New England’s Patrick Leal, Olger Escobar, and Marcos Dias all tallied while Weinstein made two saves to secure an additional point with a 3-2 shootout victory. Revolution II now stands on top of MLS NEXT Pro with six shootout wins on the season.
In his second consecutive appearance with New England’s second team, Weinstein made four saves in regulation to lead the defense. Dias led the attack with four shots, two of them on target, in the match.
Revolution II now prepares for their final regular season match against Crown Legacy FC next Sunday, September 17. The match kicks off at 5:00 p.m. ET and streams live on MLS Season Pass on Apple TV.
New England Revolution II 1 (3), Orlando City B 1 (2)
September 7, 2023 – Gillette Stadium (Foxborough, Mass.)
- With the draw, New England extends its unbeaten streak to 12 straight matches, a team record, and improves to 8-1-5 at Gillette Stadium this season.
- After a 3-2 victory in the shootout, Revolution II now lead MLS NEXT Pro with six shootout wins on the season.
- Defender Victor Souza tallied his first professional goal in the 14th minute with a header off a corner kick.
- Midfielder Jake Rozhansky earned his fifth assist of the season on Souza’s tally, tying him for the team lead in assists with forward Jordan Adebayo-Smith (5).
- Goalkeeper Max Weinstein made four saves in regulation and picked up two more saves in the shootout.
- Forwards Marcos Dias and Olger Escobar and midfielder Patrick Leal all buried their penalty kick opportunities to secure the additional point for Revolution II.
- Dias led his team with four shots, two on target in the match.
- Orlando’s 65th minute tally ended Revolution II’s shutout streak at 405 minutes.
Referee: José Carlos Rivero
Assistant Referees: Andrew Charron, Eric Schreiber
Fourth Official: Andrew Porada
Weather: 88 degrees and sunny
NE – Victor Souza 1 (Jake Rozhansky 5) 14’
ORL – Jack Lynn 18 (Unassisted) 65’
ORL – Abdim Salim (Yellow Card – Foul) 37’
ORL – Juniho (Yellow Card – Foul) 41’
NE – Noble Okello (Yellow Card – Foul) 45’+1
ORL – Nabilai Kibunguchy (Yellow Card – Foul) 48’
NE – Tiago Suarez (Yellow Card – Foul) 52’
NE – Patrick Leal (Yellow Card – Persistent Infringement) 74’
NE – Jake Rozhansky (Yellow Card – Foul) 76’
New England Revolution II: Max Weinstein; Colby Quiñones, Pierre Cayet, Victor Souza, Tiago Suarez (Jacob Akanyirige 90’+1); Noble Okello (Patrick Leal 66’); Damian Rivera (Ítalo 46’), Marcos Dias, Jake Rozhansky (Ben Awashie 78’), Joshua Bolma (Olger Escobar 46’), Jordan Adebayo-Smith.
Substitutes Not Used: Ryan Carney, Brandonn Bueno, Nakye Greenidge-Duncan.
Orlando City B: Javier Otero; Moises Tablante, Abdi Salim, Nabilai Kibunguchy, Jorge Almaguer; Jack Lynn (Cristofer Acuna 85’), Juninho, Cristian Medina, Alexander Freeman (Zakaria Taifi 85’); Shakur Mohammed, Wilfredo Rivera (Franco Perez 46’).
Substitutes Not Used: Thomas Bowe, Thomas Williams, Tahir Reid-Brown, Dominic Pereira.