FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. – The New England Revolution (1-4-1, 4 pts.) were defeated on the road, 3-2, at Inter Miami CF (1-4-1; 4 pts.) on Saturday. Homegrown Player Justin Rennicks scored his first career MLS goal in the 11th minute and Carles Gil converted from the penalty spot in the 67th minute, but a hat trick from Miami’s Leonardo Campana tilted the result in favor of the hosts.
Rennicks opened the scoring for New England in the 11th minute as the Revolution Academy product scored his first MLS goal, directing home a DeJuan Jones cross with a clever first-touch finish. Arnór Traustason also picked up an assist on the goal. Miami’s Leonardo Campana leveled the score with a headed goal in the 17th minute, before adding his second goal in the 23rd minute to put the hosts ahead 2-1 at halftime.
As the Revolution battled to get back into the match, Rennicks again made an impact as he raced in behind the Miami defense and drew a penalty kick after a hard foul in the area. Carles Gil buried the equalizer in the 67th minute for his team-high third goal of the year, all coming from the penalty spot. However, Inter Miami pulled back in front late as Campana scored his third goal of the match in the 88th minute.
The Revolution return home next Saturday, April 16, as expansion side Charlotte FC pays its first visit to Gillette Stadium. The match kicks off at 7:30 p.m. ET on WSBK-TV38, myRITV, 98.5 The Sports Hub, and 1260 AM Nossa Radio.
New England Revolution 2, Inter Miami CF 3
April 9, 2022 – DRV PNK Stadium (Fort Lauderdale, Fla.)
- Today’s Starting XI featured two changes from last Saturday’s match against New York as defender Ryan Spaulding and midfielder Arnór Traustason started in place of Brandon Bye and Jozy Altidore.
- Homegrown Player Justin Rennicks, a native of South Hamilton, Mass., made his 10th regular season appearance as he started back-to-back MLS games for the first time in his career.
- Rennicks scored his first MLS goal in the 11th minute and drew a penalty kick in the second half. The goal was Rennicks’ second with the first team in addition to one tally in U.S. Open Cup play.
- Carles Gil tallied his third goal of the season with a penalty kick in the 67th minute. Gil is 3-for-3 from the penalty spot in 2022 and 9-for-11 in his MLS career.
- DeJuan Jones made his first start at right back since Nov. 1, 2020. Jones recorded an assist in the 11th minute, his second of the season.
- Arnór Traustason, who had two goals in his previous appearance at DRV PNK Stadium, picked up his first assist of the season on Rennicks’ goal, his eighth in MLS play since entering the league in 2021.
- Damian Rivera earned his second MLS appearance and first of 2022, replacing Justin Rennicks in the 83rd minute. The Homegrown Player from Cranston, R.I. scored three goals in the first two games of the MLS NEXT Pro season for Revolution II.
Referee: Ramy Touchan
Assistant Referees: Kevin Klinger (AR1), Jose Da Silva (AR2)
Fourth Official: Adam Kilpatrick
Video Assistant Referee: Ted Unkel
Assistant Video Assistant Referee: Fabio Tovar
Weather: 78 degrees and partly cloudy.
NE – Justin Rennicks 1 (DeJuan Jones 1, Arnór Traustason 1) 11’
MCF – Leo Campana 2 (Ariel Lassiter 1) 17’
MCF – Leo Campana 3 (Robbie Robinson 1, Gregore 1) 23’
NE – Carles Gil 3 (Penalty Kick) 67’
MCF – Leo Campana 4 (Unassisted) 88’
MCF – Jean Mota (Yellow Card – Tactical Foul) 7’
NE – Tommy McNamara (Yellow Card – Bad Foul) 19’
NE – Sebastian Lletget (Yellow Card – Bad Foul) 59’
MCF – Damion Lowe (Yellow Card – Tactical Foul) 65’
MCF – Gregore (Yellow Card – Dissent) 65’
NE – Henry Kessler (Yellow Card – Unsporting Behavior) 81’
NE – Matt Polster (Yellow Card – Dissent) 84’
MCF – Emerson Rodriguez (Yellow Card – Time Wasting) 90’+2
New England Revolution: Brad Knighton; Ryan Spaulding (Omar Gonzalez 57’), Henry Kessler, Andrew Farrell, DeJuan Jones; Matt Polster, Tommy McNamara (Jozy Altidore 45’), Arnór Traustason (Emmanuel Boateng 57’), Carles Gil ©, Sebastian Lletget; Justin Rennicks (Damian Rivera 83’)
Substitutes Not Used: Earl Edwards Jr., A.J. DeLaGarza, Brandon Bye, Wilfrid Kaptoum, Noel Buck
Inter Miami CF: Nick Marsman; DeAndre Yedlin, Damion Lowe, Christopher McVey, Aime Mabika; Jean Mota, Gregore ©, Robert Taylor (Bryce Duke 82’); Ariel Lassiter (Noah Allen 73’), Leo Campana, Robbie Robinson (Emerson Rodriguez 86’).
Substitutes Not Used: Drake Callender, Jairo Quinteros, Mo Adams, Edison Azcona.
Full statistics available HERE.