KISSIMMEE, Fla. – New England Revolution II (11-5-6; 43 pts.) defeated Orlando City B (10-9-3; 34 pts.), 5-4, on Wednesday night at Osceola Heritage Park. Jordan Adebayo-Smith scored his 10th goal of the season, two Revolution Homegrowns found the scoresheet, and New England extended its unbeaten streak to seven with the victory.
Orlando City B found the score sheet first, taking the lead in the 13th minute through Robert Schlegel. Homegrown defender Peyton Miller equalized in the 25th minute, burying a half-field cross from midfielder Jake Rozhansky for his third goal of the season. Rozhansky’s assist was his fourth helper of the season, and he is now tied for the team lead with Adebayo-Smith. Miller then set up New England’s second goal, running in behind the Orlando defense and powering a ball across the six-yard box that was turned in by Orlando’s Abdi Salim. Orlando tied the game in the 44th minute with Jhon Solis’ tally, who was then sent off with a red card just minutes later. Revolution Homegrown midfielder Jack Panayotou gave New England the lead two minutes into first half stoppage time, converting off Adebayo-Smith’s saved shot for his fourth goal of the year.
New England picked the second half up right where it left off with Revolution midfielder Joshua Bolma lobbing the ball over the Orlando goalkeeper to an on-running Adebayo-Smith in the 49th minute, who buried it. Bolma rounded out the scoring for New England after earning and converting a penalty in the 53rd minute. The spot kick was the first professional goal for the 4th overall pick in the 2023 MLS Superdraft. Orlando tallied two second half goals but was unable to match New England as Revolution II secured their 11th win of the year.
With Jordan Adebayo-Smith’s 10th tally of 2023, he becomes the first player in Revolution II’s four-year history to score 10 goals in a single season. The Englishman extends his impressive run of form having scored three times over his last four games and continues to lead the team in goals scored. New England also move to seven games unbeaten, which is the longest streak in team history.
New England returns to action on Sunday, August 13, when it welcomes Atlanta United 2 to Gillette Stadium. The match kicks off at 7:00 p.m. ET and streams live on MLS Season Pass on Apple TV.
New England Revolution II 5, Orlando City B 4
August 9, 2023 – Osceola Heritage Park (Kissimmee, Fla.)
- With the victory, New England is unbeaten in seven consecutive matches (3-0-4), continuing the squad’s longest unbeaten streak in team history.
- Forward Jordan Adebayo-Smith became the first player in Revolution II history to score 10 goals in a single season with his 49th minute tally.
- Adebayo-Smith has now scored three goals in the last four games and recorded three shots, two on target in the match.
- Revolution midfielder Joshua Bolma scored his first professional goal off a penalty kick and led his team with four shots.
- Revolution midfielder Jack Panayotou scored his fourth goal of the season for Revolution II and surpassed 1,000 minutes in MLS NEXT Pro since 2022 with a 76-minute appearance.
- Defender Peyton Miller scored his third goal of the season and caused an own goal with a cross in the 35th minute.
- Midfielder Jake Rozhansky’s assist on Miller’s goal is his fourth of the season and ties him with Adebayo-Smith for the team lead.
Referee: Alyssa Nichols
Assistant Referees: Miguel Martes, Sergio Santana
Fourth Official: Richonne Clark
Weather: 94 degrees and sunny
ORL – Rodrigo Schlegel (Jorge Almaguer) 13’
NE – Peyton Miller (Jake Rozhansky) 25’
NE – Abdi Salim (Own Goal) 35’
ORL – John Solis 44’
NE – Jack Panayotou 45’+2
NE – Jordan Adebayo-Smith (Joshua Bolma) 49’
NE – Joshua Bolma (PK) 53’
ORL – Fabian Loyola (Wilfredo Rivera) 68’
ORL – Nabilai Kibunguchy (Felipe Martins) 74’
NE – Olger Escobar (Yellow Card – Foul) 15’
ORL – Felipe Martins (Yellow Card – Argument) 38’
ORL – Jhon Solis (Red Card – Violent Conduct) 45’+4
NE – Peyton Miller (Yellow Card – Foul) 61’
NE – Patrick Leal (Yellow Card – Foul) 86’
New England Revolution II: Jacob Jackson; Colby Quiñónes, Pierre Cayet, Victor Souza, Santiago Suárez (Ben Awashie 75’); Jake Rozhansky (Noble Okello 62’); Joshua Bolma, Jack Panayotou (Patrick Leal 76’), Peyton Miller (Malcolm Fry 76’), Olger Escobar (Ítalo 58’); Jordan Adebayo-Smith.
Substitutes Not Used: Nico Campuzano, Brandonn Bueno, Nakye Greenidge-Duncan, Jacob Akanyirige.
Orlando City B: Mason Stajduhar; Moises Tablante (Franco Perez 65’), Rodrigo Schlegel, Abdi Salim (Nabilai Kibunguchy 65’), Alexander Freeman (Wilfredo Rivera 65’), Jhon Solís, Cristian Medina, Felipe Martins, Jorge Almaguer (Zakaria Taifi 88’); Jack Lynn (Fabian Loyola 68’), Shakur Mohammed.
Substitutes Not Used: Thomas Williams, Fernando Sanchez, Javier Otero, Tahir Reid-Brown.