FOXBOROUGH, Mass. (September 1, 2023) – New England Revolution II (14-5-7; 54 pts.) defeated Huntsville City FC (9-10-6; 37 pts.), 3-0, on Friday night at Gillette Stadium. Malcolm Fry and Jack Panayotou each tallied while goalkeeper Max Weinstein made four saves en route to his first clean sheet of the season.
New England took an early lead with Fry capitalizing with a left- footed shot to the bottom right corner on a rebound from Panayotou for his fourth goal of the season. Huntsville’s Isaiah Johnston was issued yellow cards in the third and 41st minutes to put New England up a man for the remainder of the match.
Revolution II extended their lead in the 47th minute after a cross from Joshua Bolma deflected off Huntsville’s Fernando Ciceron into the back of the away side’s net. Panayotou tallied a goal of his own with a penalty kick after midfielder Jake Rozhansky drew a foul in the box in the 71st minute. The PK marks the Homegrown midfielder’s fifth goal in 10 appearances with Revolution II this season.
Weinstein stopped all four shots faced in the match to earn his first clean sheet in his fourth appearance of the season. Tonight’s result marks Revolution II’s third straight clean sheet as the squad is currently riding a shutout streak of 341 minutes. New England stands tied for third-most shutouts in MLS NEXT Pro with nine in 2023.
With the victory, New England extends its unbeaten streak to a team record 11 consecutive matches. Revolution II now sits just one point back of Crown Legacy FC for first place in the Eastern Conference with the two sides facing off in one of New England’s two remaining matches, the regular season finale, on September 14.
Revolution II returns to action on Thursday, September 7, hosting Orlando City B for their final regular season home match of 2023 at Gillette Stadium. The game kicks off at 6:00 p.m. ET and streams live on MLS Season Pass on Apple TV.
New England Revolution II 3, Huntsville FC 0
September 1, 2023 – Gillette Stadium (Foxborough, Mass.)
- Revolution II collected their 14th win of the season, extending their unbeaten run to 11 straight games, a team record.
- With its eighth clean sheet of the season, New England now sits tied for third-most shutouts in MLS NEXT Pro with two matches remaining.
- Goalkeeper Max Weinstein earned his first clean sheet in his fourth appearance of the 2023 season. The two-time MLS NEXT Cup Champion made four saves in his first professional match since May 14.
- Forward Malcolm Fry tallied his fourth goal of the season, capitalizing off a rebound from Homegrown midfielder Jack Panayotou.
- Panayotou netted his fifth goal in his 10th appearance with Revolution II. The Cambridge, Mass. native led New England with three shots, two on target.
- Defenders Victor Souza (2,268) and Pierre Cayet (2,249) each logged the full 90 and now sit in first and second for minutes played in MLS NEXT Pro, respectively.
Referee: Ernie Constantine
Assistant Referees: Jessica Carnevale, Douglas Clayton
Fourth Official: Kyle Averill
Weather: 66 degrees and sunny
NE – Malcolm Fry (Unassisted) 8’
NE – Fernando Cicéron (Own Goal) 47’
NE – Jack Panayotou (PK) 71’
HNT – Isaiah Johnston (Yellow Card – Foul) 3’
NE – Colby Quiñones (Yellow Card – Foul) 16’
NE – Malcolm Fry (Yellow Card – Time Wasting) 27’
HNT – Oliver Wright (Yellow Card – Foul) 31’
HNT – Isaiah Johnston (Second Yellow Card, Red Card Ejection – Foul) 41’
HNT – Chrisnovic N'Sa (Yellow Card – Foul) 47'
NE – Tiago Suarez (Yellow Card – Foul) 51’
NE – Jake Rozhansky (Yellow Card – Foul) 70’
NE – Olger Escobar (Yellow Card – Foul) 80’
NE – Patrick Leal (Yellow Card – Time Wasting) 90’+2
New England Revolution II: Max Weinstein; Colby Quiñones (Jacob Akanyirige 77’), Pierre Cayet, Victor Souza, Tiago Suarez (Ítalo 72’); Noble Okello (Patrick Leal 72’); Joshua Bolma, Marcos Dias (Jake Rozhansky 59’), Jack Panayotou, Malcolm Fry (Olger Escobar 59’),
Substitutes Not Used: Ryan Carney; Brandonn Bueno, Nakye Greenidge-Duncan, Ben Awashie.
Huntsville City FC: John Berner; Sean Suber, Fernando Cicéron (Cyrus Rad 77’), Chrisnovic N'Sa, Joshua Drack (Nebiyou Perry 73’); Joey Skinner, Isaiah Johnston; Joey DeZart II, Oliver Wright, Azaad Liad (Shaun Joash 65’), Adem Sipic (Isaiah Jones 46’),
Substitutes Not Used: Jacob Grekowicz; Ahmed Longmire, Perrin Barnes, Alejandro Valazquez-Lopez, Chris Pearson.