CHESTER, Penn. – New England Revolution II (13-5-7; 51 pts.) defeated Philadelphia Union II (9-11-4; 33 pts.), 3-0, on Sunday night at Subaru Park. Midfielder Joshua Bolma tallied his second goal of the season for the game-winner, while forward Marcos Dias notched a brace in his first match since August 6 to secure New England’s 13th victory.
Revolution II found the scoresheet in the 40th minute after Jordan Adebayo-Smith muscled his way past a Union II defender and sent a cross to Bolma. The 2023 MLS Super Draft first-round pick scored on a right-footed rocket from 19 yards out to send his team up 1-0 at halftime.
Dias entered the match in the 52nd minute and made an immediate impact, tallying his seventh of the season in the 54th minute with a right-footed tap-in from the center of the goal. Homegrown midfielder Jack Panayotou’s through ball earned him his second assist of the season. Dias netted his second of the game, putting home another right-footed shot in the 86th minute to record his third career brace and rounding out the scoring for New England.
Goalkeeper Nico Campuzano stopped all six shots faced to earn his fourth clean sheet of the season. Revolution II is now tied for third-most shutouts in MLS NEXT Pro with seven total on the year.
Tonight’s victory extends New England’s team-record unbeaten streak to 10 straight games. With a spot in the 2023 MLS NEXT Pro Cup Playoffs already clinched, New England sits just four points behind first place Crown Legacy FC in the Eastern Conference standings at the conclusion of tonight’s match.
Revolution II returns to action on Friday, September 1, hosting Huntsville FC at 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 3, Philadelphia Union II 0
August 27, 2023 – Subaru Park (Chester, Penn.)
- With the win, Revolution II extended their unbeaten run to 10 straight games, a team record, collecting their 13th win of the season.
- New England’s 10-game unbeaten streak stands as the longest current streak in MLS NEXT Pro.
- With its seventh clean sheet of the season, New England now sits tied for third most shutouts in MLS NEXT Pro with three matches remaining.
- Goalkeeper Nico Campuzano earned his team-leading fourth clean sheet of the season, making six saves.
- Forward Marcos Dias scored his seventh and eighth goals of the season in his first appearance since August 6 against New York Red Bulls II, coming on as a substitute in the 52nd minute.
- Dias notched third brace of the season in the victory and led his team with two shots and two on target in the match.
- Revolution midfielder Joshua Bolma tallied his second goal of the season in the 40th minute.
- Forward Jordan Adebayo-Smith recorded his team leading fifth assist of the season on Bolma’s goal.
- Midfielder Peyton Miller made his first start at left back since July 30 against Chicago Fire II, playing the full 90 minutes.
Referee: John Griggs
Assistant Referees: Robert Cordrey, Marcus Moss
Fourth Official: Justin Saporito
Weather: 82 degrees and sunny
NE – Joshua Bolma 2 (Jordan Adebayo-Smith 5) 40’
NE – Marcos Dias 7 (Jack Panayotou 2) 54’
NE – Marcos Dias 8 86’
PHI – Chris Donovan (Yellow Card – Other Reason) 43’
NE – Jack Panayotou (Yellow Card – Foul) 46’
New England Revolution II: Nico Campuzano; Peyton Miller, Pierre Cayet, Victor Souza, Colby Quiñones; (Jacob Akanyirige 66’); Jake Rozhansky, Jack Panayotou (Ben Awashie 87’), Patrick Leal (Marcos Dias 52’); Joshua Bolma (Santiago Suarez 87’), Jordan Adebayo-Smith, Olger Escobar (Malcolm Fry 52’).
Substitutes Not Used: Max Weinstein, Jacob Akanyirige, Brandonn Bueno, Nakye Greenidge-Duncan, Noble Okello,
Philadelphia Union II: Andrew Rick; Juan Castillo, Hugo Le Guennec, Olwethu Makhanya, Francis Westfield; CJ Olney (Boubacar Diallo 71’), Carlos Rojas (Alex Perez 71’), Kyle Tucker (Stefan Stojanovic 65’); David Vazquez (Sal Olivas 87’); Chris Donovan (Nelson Pierre 65’), Jeremy Rafanello.
Substitutes Not Used: Gavin Atkinson, Edward Davis, Luke Martelli, Anthony Ramírez, Luciano Sanchez, Anton Sorenson.