FOXBOROUGH, Mass. – New England Revolution II (7-4-4, 26 pts.) fell 4-0 to New York City FC II (8-4-3, 28 pts.) on Sunday night at Gillette Stadium. Goalkeeper Jacob Jackson made a first-half penalty save and Homegrown midfielder Noel Buck recorded a team-high four shots, with three on target.
New York City scored four times in the first half, with goals coming from Nico Benalcazar and John Denis. Alongside Buck’s chances, forward Marcos Dias and Homegrown midfielder Esmir Bajraktarevic took notable shots in the second half, but the teams would play to a scoreless period as New England logged its fourth loss of the season.
“I think the encouraging thing was we felt like we did play a pretty good first half in terms of moving the ball and creating chances, putting them under pressure," Head Coach Clint Peay stated postgame. "We had to get a little better defensively, so I thought we made some changes to the front that I think helped us be a little bit more organized and that helped.”
“It’s a wakeup call honestly because when you don’t come into the game in the right mindset, the right way, it could get away from you fast," Revolution II midfielder Jake Rozhansky said. "I think that’s what we saw today, nd they’re a good team and I don’t even think they’re in first place right now. They’re a very good team, so it’s a tight league, and we if we don’t take care of business and come into games the right way, we’re going to get beat.”
Revolution II returns to action on Sunday, July 24 as New England heads to Ohio to take on Columbus Crew 2 at Historic Crew Stadium. Kickoff is slated for 5:00 p.m. ET on MLSNEXTPro.com.
New England Revolution II 0, New York City FC II 4
July 10, 2022 – Gillette Stadium (Foxborough, Mass.)
- Homegrown midfielder Noel Buck lead the team with four shots and three on target and surpassed 2,800 minutes played with New England’s second team with his 90-minute appearance.
- Defender Pierre Cayet made his 30th start for Revolution II.
- Forward Marcos Dias recorded three shots in the match and now leads the team with 30 on the season.
Referee: Josh Rush.
Assistant Referees: Tom Felcia (AR1), Zeno Cho (AR2).
Fourth Official: Jeremy Scheer.
Weather: 78 and sunny.
NYC - Nico Benalcazar 2’
NYC - John Denis (Penalty Kick) 7’
NYC - John Denis (Penalty Kick) 45’
NYC - John Denis (E. Youssoufi) 45’+1
NE – Sean O’Hearn (Yellow Card) 45’
NE – Michel (Yellow Card) 61’
NYC – Steven Bedarsky (Yellow Card) 72’
NYC – Stephen Turnbull (Yellow Card) 73’
NE – Ben Reveno (Yellow Card) 90’ +3
New England Revolution II: Jacob Jackson; Ryan Spaulding, Pierre Cayet, Ben Reveno, Sean O’Hearn (Mike DeShields 89’); Michel (Hikaru Fujiwara 80’), Jake Rozhansky (Trevor Zwetsloot 46’), Noel Buck; Marcos Dias, Esmir Bajraktarevic (Meny Silva 61’), Justin Rennicks (Damian Rivera 46’).
Substitutes Not Used: Marzuq Puckerin, Ryan Lima.
New York City FC II: Alexander Rando; Steven Bedarsky, Nicholas Enrique Benalcazr, Samuel Owusu, Stephen Turnbull; Kevin O’Toole, Piero Elias (Christian McFarlane 81’), Jack Beer (Francesco DiPonzio 75’); Jonathan Jimenez Vargas (Julian Gomez 81’), El Mahdi Youssoufi (Massimo Muranias Yankowitz 75’), John Denis (Andrew Correia Maia 90’+3’).
Substitutes Not Used: Pol Rodriguez Subirats, Giuliano Slavatore Santucci, Klevis Haxhari, Brian Flores.