FOXBOROUGH, Mass. – New England Revolution II (7-3-1; 23 pts.) defeated Inter Miami II (3-7-1; 10 pts.), 1-0, on Sunday night at Gillette Stadium for the team’s fourth consecutive victory. Tonight’s win continues New England’s impressive stretch of victories which has seen them remain undefeated in its last five home games (4-0-1).
“Obviously that's what you're looking for: three points," Head Coach Clint Peay said of tonight's result. "You're looking to win games, especially when you're at home, in a difficult situation where there's little rest, so we're certainly pleased about that, but we do recognize that it could have been better on the night.”
New England got on the board early after Pierre Cayet headed home a freekick from Jake Rozhansky in the eighth minute. Cayet has now scored as many goals in the first 11 games of the season (2) as he has in each of the previous two seasons.
The score remained 1-0 through 90 minutes as goalkeeper Jacob Jackson made two saves in his second start of the year to earn his first clean sheet since returning from an ACL injury. Revolution II have now held opponents scoreless in their last two games, marking their first consecutive clean sheets of the season.
“It’s super fun to be back. It’s been, I think, 11 months of rehab, so I think it’s just awesome to be back again. I went through a lot with the rehab, but luckily our training staff’s good, [Revolution Goalkeeper Coach Kevin Hitchcock] has been awesome pushing me to get back to where I’m at," Jackson said postgame. "Clint [Peay], everyone in the organization, I’ve been very grateful for them having me come in, work with the second team and just get reps again, because it is still challenging. The speed of everything from the second team to the first team, but I’m just happy to be making improvements every day.”
Forward Nakye Greenidge-Duncan earned his first start of the season while Brazilian striker Weverton completed his first full 90 minutes in his Revolution II career. Weverton led the team in shots with four, and three of them falling on target.
New England returns to action on Sunday, June 4 to visit New York Red Bulls II at MSU Soccer Park. The 7 p.m. match will stream live on MLS Season Pass on Apple TV.
New England Revolution II 1, Inter Miami II 0
May 28, 2023 – Gillette Stadium (Foxborough, Mass.)
- Revolution II secured their seventh win and second consecutive shutout of the season and now lead the league with 27 goals scored.
- Revolution II move to four games undefeated, marking the team’s first four-game win streak since the inaugural 2020 season.
- Goalkeeper Jacob Jackson made two saves en route to his first shutout of the season with Revolution II.
- Defender Pierre Cayet tallied his second goal of the season, equalizing his career-high from each of his previous two seasons in half the number of games (11).
- Midfielder Jake Rozhanksy recorded his third assist of the season off Cayet’s goal.
- Forward Weverton played the full 90 minutes for the first time in his Revolution II career.
- Forward Nakye-Greenidge Duncan made a 57-minute appearance in his first start of the season with New England’s second team.
Referee: John Matto
Assistant Referees: Christian Clerc, Douglas Clayton
Fourth Official: Hao Zhong
Weather: 78 degrees and sunny
NE – Pierre Cayet (Jake Rozhansky) 8’
MIA – Modesto Menez (Yellow Card) 16’
MIA – Miles Perkovich (Yellow Card) 27’
NE – Jake Rozhansky (Yellow Card) 55’
MIA – Farid Sar-Sar (Red Card) 57’
NE – Jacob Akanyirige (Yellow Card) 69’
MIA – Lawson Sunderland (Yellow Card) 84’
NE – Jacob Jackson (Yellow Card) 90’
New England Revolution II: Jacob Jackson; Colby Quiñones (Ítalo 57’), Pierre Cayet, Victor Souza, Jacob Akanyirige (Tiago Suarez 70’); Jake Rozhanksy, Joshua Bolma, Brandonn Bueno (Ben Awashie 56’); Peyton Miller (Marcos Dias 56’), Nakye Greenidge-Duncan (Malcolm Fry 57’), Weverton.
Substitutes Not Used: Nico Campuzano, Jordan Adebayo-Smith, Olger Escobar, Gianluca Armellino.
Inter Miami II: CJ dos Santos; Cesar Abadia-Reda, Farid Sar-Sar, Modesto Mendez (Tyler Hall 46’), Nykolas Sessock; Lucas Meek, Lawson Sunderland, Abel Caputo. Ricardo Montenegro (Kevin Gorbell 60’); Bryan Destin (Lorenzo D’Agostini 46’), Miles Perkovich.
Substitutes Not Used: Tye Barton, Braxton Taghvai-Najib, Owen Finnerty.