FOXBOROUGH, Mass. – New England Revolution II (8-7-4; 29 pts.) head to Subaru Park on Sunday, August 21 to take on Philadelphia Union II (7-7-4; 28 pts.) for the second of three meetings this season. The match kicks off at 7:00 p.m. ET and streams on MLSNEXTPro.com.
Revolution II notched their eighth win of the season last weekend, posting a 1-0 shutout against Chicago Fire II. Revolution Academy goalkeeper Max Weinstein earned the first clean sheet of his professional career in his third appearance with New England’s second team. The Montpelier, Vt. native made two stops, including a penalty save in the 12th minute, to record his first shutout. Defender Pierre Cayet scored his second goal of the season, a headed finish following a corner kick in the 52nd minute, for the game-winning goal.
Revolution II last met Philadelphia on May 27 in a 1-0 victory at Gillette Stadium. Revolution Academy graduate Meny Silva scored the first goal of his professional career in the match, burying the game winner in the 34th minute.
With five games remaining in the regular season, Revolution II currently sits in sixth place in the Eastern Conference with 29 points. Only four points separate the second through seventh place teams in a tightly packed Eastern Conference. Four of Revolution II’s final five games come against Northeast Division opponents, facing Rochester and New York City once each with two games remaining against Philadelphia. The top four teams in each conference will qualify for the inaugural MLS NEXT Pro Cup Playoffs.
WHAT TO WATCH FOR AGAINST PHILADELPHIA UNION II:
· New England improving upon their sixth-place positioning in a tightly contested Eastern Conference with five games remaining in the regular season.
· Forward Marcos Dias adding to his team-leading six goals and 45 shots on the season.
· Midfielder Jake Rozhansky making his 40th start with Revolution II.
· Academy goalkeeper Max Weinstein making his fourth consecutive start after posting his first career clean sheet last weekend.
· Defender Pierre Cayet starting his 35th match with New England’s second team.
· New England adding to the 40 players – and 23 Revolution Academy products – who have made their professional debuts with Revolution II thus far.