ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. — The New England Revolution registered their first victory of the 2023 preseason with a 1-0 shutout win over Nashville SC on Friday afternoon at Al Lang Stadium. Midfielder Dylan Borrero provided the scoring for New England, netting a goal in the 50th minute with an assist from forward Giacomo Vrioni. Goalkeepers Djordje Petrović, who logged the start in net, and Earl Edwards Jr., combined for the clean sheet.
Homegrown Player Jack Panayotou suited up for his second consecutive start and third appearance of the preseason. The midfielder from Cambridge, Mass. played 68 minutes and was one of four Homegrown Players to appear in today’s match along with midfielders Noel Buck (Arlington, Mass.) and Damian Rivera (Cranston, R.I.), and forward Justin Rennicks (South Hamilton, Mass.). Midfielder Josh Bolma and defender Victor Souza, New England’s 2023 SuperDraft selections, also appeared in the contest.
- Midfielder Dylan Borrero netted the lone goal of the match, converting on forward Giacomo Vrioni’s assist in the 50th minute. Borrero started the match and played 68 minutes, while Vrioni entered at halftime.
- Homegrown Player Jack Panayotou recorded his second consecutive start of the preseason and played 68 minutes in New England’s midfield. The Cambridge, Mass. native has scored once in three preseason contests.
- Defender Dave Romney and midfielder Latif Blessing, both by acquired by New England during the offseason, appeared in the Starting XI and played 73 minutes in Friday’s contest.
- New England’s starting backline of Romney, Henry Kessler, Brandon Bye, and Christian Makoun, along with goalkeeper Djordje Petrović, recorded the Revolution’s first clean-sheet outing of the preseason.
- 2023 MLS SuperDraft selections Josh Bolma and Victor Souza both made appearances in Friday’s win, entering in the 73rd minute of the match.
The Revolution will train over the weekend before heading to Clearwater, Fla. for the club’s fourth of five preseason matches next Tuesday, February 14 against FC Cincinnati. The match at Walter C. Campbell Park, closed to the public, is scheduled for 12:00 p.m. ET.
New England kicks off its 2023 MLS Regular Season slate on Saturday, Feb. 25 at Charlotte FC (7:30 p.m. ET). All matches during the “MLS is Back” opening weekend will be available to watch for free on the Apple TV app. Every Revolution, MLS, and Leagues Cup match is available on MLS Season Pass – all in one place, with no blackouts.
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New England Revolution 1, Nashville SC 0
February 10, 2023 – Al Lang Stadium (St. Petersburg, Fla.)
Weather: 79 degrees and sunny
NE – Dylan Borrero (Giacomo Vrioni) 50’
NSH – Teal Bunbury (Yellow Card) 25’
New England Revolution (1st Half): Djordje Petrović; Christian Makoun, Dave Romney, Henry Kessler (Omar Gonzalez 36’), Brandon Bye; Matt Polster, Latif Blessing; Jack Panayotou, Carles Gil, Dylan Borrero; Jozy Altidore
New England Revolution (2nd Half): Djordje Petrović (Earl Edwards Jr. 68’); Christian Makoun (Ryan Spaulding 68’), Dave Romney (Victor Souza 73’), Omar Gonzalez, Brandon Bye (Josh Bolma 73’); Noel Buck, Latif Blessing (Damian Rivera 73’); Jack Panayotou (Justin Rennicks 68’), Carles Gil (Tommy McNamara 73’), Dylan Borrero (Emmanuel Boateng T 68’ ); Giacomo Vrioni
* = Revolution II player
^ = Unsigned 2023 MLS SuperDraft pick
T = Trialist