FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. – New England Revolution II (7-7-4, 26 pts.) fell to Inter Miami II (8-7-3, 28 pts.), 4-2, on Sunday night at DRV PNK Stadium. Marcos Dias scored his team-leading sixth goal of the season as he led the team with seven shots, including three on target, while Academy forward Malcolm Fry recorded his first professional assist on Meny Silva’s goal.
Miami scored three times in the first half as New England tallied four shots on net. Dias broke through in first half stoppage time to get Revolution II on the board. Homegrown midfielder Esmir Bajraktarevic sent a through ball to Ryan Lima who was able to run down the right side and cross the ball to Dias for the left-footed shot. Dias, Lima, and Hikaru Fujiwara all led their team with three shots in the first half with Bajraktarevic recording two shots with one on target.
Miami extended their lead on a penalty kick goal in the 53rd minute. New England was able to tally a second goal in the 68th minute as Bajraktarevic sent another through ball in towards the net where Academy forward Malcolm Fry headed the ball up, giving Meny Silva the ability to score on a left-footed shot for his second of the season. The tally also marked Fry’s first professional assist in his third appearance with New England’s second team.
“He has a different type of energy on and off the field," Silva said of Fry postgame. "I feel like he's a good person to have around because he's always trying to bring the team’s energy up.”
Revolution II returns to action on Sunday, August 14 when they return to Gillette Stadium to take on Chicago Fire FC 2. Kickoff is scheduled for 6:00 p.m. ET on MLSNEXTPro.com.
New England Revolution II 2, Inter Miami II 4
August 7, 2022 – DRV PNK Stadium (Fort Lauderdale, Fla.)
· Forward Marcos Dias scored his team-leading sixth goal of the season tonight, recording seven shots with three on target.
· Academy forward Malcolm Fry entered the match in the 68th minute, recording his first professional assist on Academy graduate Meny Silva’s second goal of the season.
· Homegrown midfielders Esmir Bajraktarevic and Noel Buck each started in their first match since appearing with the U-19 U.S. Men’s Youth National Team last week, each recording two shots.
· Defender Colby Quiñones entered the game in the 81st minute, marking his 45th appearance with Revolution II.
· Midfielder Michel marked his 30th start with New England’s second team, playing the full 90.
Referee: Gabriele Giusti
Assistant Referee: Preston Joyner
Assistant Referee: Sergio Santana
Fourth Official: Amiel Aleman
Weather: 85 and partly cloudy.
MIA – Shanyder Borgelin (Romeo Beckham) 17’
MIA – Ben Cremaschi (Noah Allen) 36’
MIA – Shanyder Borgelin (Romeo Beckham) 37’
NE – Marcos Dias (Ryan Lima, Esmir Bajraktarevic) 45’+1
MIA – Shanyder Borgelin (PK) 53’
NE – Meny Silva (Malcolm Fry) 68’
NE – Marcos Dias (Yellow Card) 39’
MIA – Dairon Reyes (Yellow Card) 41’
NE – Modesto Mendez (Yellow Card) 51’
MIA – Drew Hardin (Yellow Card) 71’
MIA – Brek Shea (Yellow Card) 74’
NE – Pierre Cayet (Yellow Card) 78’
MIA – CJ Dos Santos (Yellow Card) 87’
NE – Noel Buck (Yellow Card) 90’
New England Revolution II: Max Weinstein; Ítalo (Ryan Spaulding 55’), Pierre Cayet, Ben Reveno (Mike DeShields 67’), Sean O’Hearn (Colby Quiñones 81’); Michel, Noel Buck, Hikaru Fujiwara (Malcolm Fry 68’); Esmir Bajraktarevic, Marcos Dias, Ryan Lima (Meny Silva 46’).
Substitutes Not Used: Brandonn Bueno, Steban Lopera, Marzuq Puckerin.
Inter Miami II: CJ Dos Santos; Harvey Neville, Modesto Mendez, Abel Caputio, Noah Allen; Benja Cremaschi (Pedro Faife 73’), Lawson Sunderland, Braxton Najib (Brek Shea 61’); Romeo Beckham, Dairon Reyes (Drew Hardin 67’), Shanyder Borfelin.
Substitutes Not Used: Andre Zuluaga, Tyler Bagley, Logan Batiste, Bryan Destin, Felipe Valencia, Israel Boatwright.