Revolution II

POSTGAME NOTES: Revolution II Defeat Chicago Fire FC II, 3-2

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FOXBOROUGH, Mass. (May 4, 2024) – New England Revolution II (3-3-1; 11 pts.) defeated Chicago Fire FC II (3-1-3; 14 pts.), 3-2, on Saturday afternoon at Gillette Stadium. Forward Alex Monis recorded a brace against his former team, while Marcos Dias tallied the game-winner in second-half stoppage time to mark his 18th career goal, becoming Revolution II’s all-time leading scorer.

For the sixth time this season, Revolution II found the back of the net first with Monis giving New England the lead. Defender Hesron Barry sailed a long ball up to Dias who found Gevork Diarbian in the center of the box. The Cranston, R.I. native passed the ball to an open Monis who tapped the match’s opening goal past the Chicago defender in the 40th minute. Monis later capitalized on a defensive turnover by the Fire, carrying the ball to the top of the box and sending a left-footed shot into the bottom right corner to complete the brace in the 54th minute. Chicago battled back, equalizing the contest with goals in the 66th and 87th minutes.

Revolution II found a late game-winner as Academy midfielder Cristiano Oliveira was fouled in the box, giving New England a penalty kick opportunity in the fifth minute of second-half stoppage time. Dias stepped up to take it, netting a right-footed shot into the bottom left corner to secure New England’s third victory of 2024.

Saturday’s match also featured the professional debut of Revolution II’s newest signing, defender Moshtaba Al-Hasnawi. The University of Michigan product entered the match in the 65th minute. Goalkeeper JD Gunn made one save while Diarbian led New England with four shots, one on target, in the win.

Revolution II continue the MLS NEXT Pro season on Wednesday, May 8, traveling to take on Crown Legacy FC at Sportsplex at Matthews. The 7:30 p.m. ET kickoff streams live on MLS Season Pass on Apple TV with Jon Gross calling the action.

New England Revolution II 3, Chicago Fire FC II 2
May 4, 2024 – Gillette Stadium (Foxborough, Mass.)

  • With their third win of the season, Revolution II have won 15 of the last 16 home games.
  • Revolution II improved to 2-1-2 against Chicago Fire FC II dating back to the 2022 season.
  • Alex Monis netted a brace against his former team, bringing him to three tallies on the 2024 season and tying him with Marcos Dias and Homegrown midfielder Jack Panayotou for the team lead in goals scored.
  • Dias tallied his 18th career goal in New England with a second-half stoppage time penalty kick, surpassing Damian Rivera for the program’s scoring record.
  • Gevork Diarbian logged 69 minutes in his fourth consecutive start, recording one assist alongside his four shots, one on target.
  • Olger Escobar made his first appearance since returning from the U-20 Guatemala Men’s National Team, entering in the 76th minute for Monis.
  • Moshtaba Al-Hasnawi entered the match in the 65th minute to mark his professional debut. The University of Michigan product signed with New England’s second team yesterday.


Referee: Stephen Foster
Assistant Referees: Eric Schreiber, Jennifer Dumaine
Fourth Official: Justen Lopez
Weather: 59 and cloudy

Scoring Summary:
NE – Alex Monis 2 (Gevork Diarbian 3) 40’
NE – Alex Monis 3 (Unassisted) 54’
CHI – Diego Konincks (David Tchetchao Karo) 66’
CHI – Peter Soudan (Harold Osorio) 87’
NE – Marcos Dias (PK) 90’+5

Misconduct Summary:
NE – Maciel (Yellow Card) 46’
CHI – Romain Blake (Yellow Card) 90’+4

New England Revolution II: JD Gunn; Hesron Barry (Moshtaba Al-Hasnawi 65’), Tiago Suarez, Eric Klein, Damario McIntosh; Maciel, Patrick Leal (Colby Quiñones 69’); Gevork Diarbian (Joshua Bolma 69’, Alex Parvu 90’+1), Luka Borovic (Cristiano Oliveira 65’), Alex Monis (Olger Escobar 76’); Marcos Dias.

Substitutes Not Used: Andrej Bjelajac, Malcolm Fry, Max Weinstein.

Chicago Fire FC II: Patrick Los; Lamonth Rochester, Diego Konincks, Christopher Cupps, Jean Diouf (Romain Blake 45’); Sergio Oregel, David Poreba, Juan Miguel Zapata-Calle (Harold Osorio 65’); Christian Koffi, Jason Shokalook (Peter Soudan 11’), David Tchechao Karo (Michael Nesci 84’).

Substitutes Not Used: Michael Ramirez, Bryan Dowd, Charlie Norkett.

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