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New England Revolution II (4-1-2; 15 pts.) are heading to Ohio where they will face FC Cincinnati 2 (1-6-0, 3 pts.) this Sunday, May 22. The MLS NEXT Pro match kicks off at 5:00 p.m. ET and will stream on MLSNEXTPro.com.

New England beat Toronto FC II, 1-0, last Saturday with Brazilian forward Marcos Dias scoring his first goal with Revolution II. Fellow Brazil native Michel notched the assist on the game’s lone goal. Goalkeeper Jacob Jackson recorded his third consecutive clean sheet, blocking the two shots he faced to lower his goals-against average to 0.83 on the season. The win was the team’s 20th under Head Coach Clint Peay and marked the 30th game played for Revolution II captain Jake Rozhansky.

“I think we’ve been hard to play against, competitive in each match,” Head Coach Clint Peay said. “I think we’ve done a good job defending collectively as a group and we’ve been opportunistic in creating goal scoring chances in key moments of the game that I think have changed the momentum and helped us get some results.”

New England and FC Cincinnati 2 have met once so far this year at Gillette Stadium. On April 17, Revolution II notched a comeback victory after being down 2-0 at halftime. Revolution Academy midfielder Jack Panayotou scored his first two professional goals including the game winner in second-half stoppage time, while Brazilian midfielder Ryan Lima tied the game in the 67th minute. Sunday’s game will mark the final regular season matchup between New England and Cincinnati.

“This week was a little bit longer, we had an extra day in there, but it’s the same mentality that we have going into every game,” Revolution II defender Colby Quiñones said. “We just look to press high up the field and score goals off our press which we’ve been successful doing. Just having more freedom in the final third and being more creative and things like that which has helped up along the way so sticking to our same game plan.”

Revolution II Season Memberships and single-game tickets are on sale now. For more information, email tix@revolutionsoccer.net or call 1-877-GET-REVS.

WHAT TO WATCH FOR AGAINST FC CINCINNATI 2:

·      Revolution II earning points in seven of their eight matches played.

·      Defender Ben Reveno starting his 8th consecutive match and logging the full 90.

·      Midfielder Ryan Lima adding to his team-high 15-shot total on the season.

·      Goalkeeper Jacob Jackson extending his point streak to seven games.

·      New England adding to the 38 players – and 21 Revolution Academy products – who have made their professional debuts with Revolution II thus far.