FOXBOROUGH, Mass. – New England Revolution II (4-6-1, 13 pts.) dropped a 3-0 result to Greenville Triumph SC (6-2-3, 21 pts.) on Sunday afternoon at Gillette Stadium. Greenville striker Marios Lomis scored all three goals for the visitors, pushing his league-leading total to 11 for the season.
New England created several chances during the opening minutes of the match, including one by Ryan Sierakowski as his cross just missed the outstretched foot of Justin Rennicks. Midfielders Michel and Jake Rozhansky also fired threatening shots just wide prior to the opening goal for Greenville.
Revolution Academy graduate and defender Tyler Freitas made his first professional start on Sunday at right back, playing 71 minutes and recording team highs in tackles (3) and clearances (2). Revolution Academy forward Michael Tsicoulias also featured for the hosts, his second inclusion in the starting lineup this season. The 18-year-old recorded one shot on target and one chance created.
New England will remain home this week to host Toronto FC II on Friday, July 9 at Gillette Stadium in the first-ever meeting between the two teams. Kickoff for Friday’s fixture is scheduled for 7:00 p.m. ET on ESPN+.
New England Revolution II 0, Greenville Triumph SC 3
July 4, 2021 – Gillette Stadium (Foxborough, Mass.)
- New England Revolution II dropped a 3-0 result on Sunday at home against Greenville Triumph SC, shifting their record to 4-6-1 in the 2021 USL League season. The all-time series against Greenville is now tied at 1-1-0.
- The loss was New England’s first at home since May 12, snapping a three-game unbeaten run in Gillette Stadium. Sunday also marked the first time New England has hosted an afternoon match in club history, with their all-time record in matinees shifting to 1-2-0.
- Revolution II Head Coach Clint Peay made four changes to the Starting XI from last Saturday’s victory, with Earl Edwards Jr., Tyler Freitas, Noel Buck, and Michael Tscioulias all starting in place of Joe Rice, Sean O’Hearn, Hikaru Fujiwara, and Damian Rivera.
- Academy forward Michael Tsicoulias earned his second start of the season – and third of his career – on Sunday afternoon. The Newton, Mass. native played 57 minutes, finishing the day with one shot on target and one chance created.
- Academy graduate Tyler Freitas started for the first time in his professional career, playing 71 minutes at right back. The 21-year-old, who was named the 2019 UnitedHealthcare Revolution Academy Player of the Year, finished the day completing 36 of his 39 passes, including one key pass, and team-highs in tackles (3) and clearances, (2).
- Fellow Revs Academy graduates Noel Buck, Colby Quinones, Dennis Ramirez, Meny Silva, and Hikaru Fujiwara all featured in Sunday’s contest. Buck made his 11th appearance and sixth start of the season.
- First team goalkeeper Earl Edwards Jr. made his fourth appearance for Revolution II this season, registering one save.
- Defender Pierre Cayet put in his eighth consecutive 90-minute shift since signing with the club in April, recording team highs in tackles (3) and possessions gained (14) as well as one chance created.
- Defender Ryan Spaulding had a team-high four shots on Sunday to go along with two chances created, eight possessions gained, seven duels won, and three interceptions.
- Midfielder Michel played 88 minutes on Sunday, registering two shots, a pair of chances created, 10 recoveries, two interceptions, and a team-best 11 duels won.
- Midfielder Jake Rozhansky celebrated his 25th birthday on Sunday, completing 62 of 68 passes along with one shot attempt and eight recoveries.
Referee: Kenneth Rojas;
Assistant Referees: Justin Lopez (AR1), Andre Carr (AR2);
Fourth Official: Adam Kilpatrick;
Weather: 64 degrees and cloudy.
GVL – Marios Lomis (Abdi Mohamed) 29’
GVL – Marios Lomis (Unassisted) 35’
GVL – Marios Lomis (Aaron Walker) 83’
New England Revolution II: Earl Edwards Jr.; Ryan Spaulding, Collin Verfurth, Pierre Cayet, Tyler Freitas (Colby Quinones 71’); Jake Rozhansky ©, Michel (Hikaru Fujiwara 88’), Noel Buck (Dennis Ramirez 71’); Ryan Sierakowski, Michael Tsicoulias (Meny Silva 57’), Justin Rennicks.
Substitutes Not Used: Joe Rice, Joe Buck, Damian Rivera.
Greenville Triumph SC: Dallas Jaye; Abdi Mohamed, Brandon Fricke, Evan Lee (Will Mejia 86’), Tyler Polak; Cesar Murillo, Aaron Walker ©, Max Hemmings (Andrew Booth 60’), Alan Gavilanes (Joshua Donnelly 46’); Alex Morrell (Jacob Goodall 66’), Marios Lomis (Jesus Ibarra 86’).
Substitutes Not Used: Paul Christensen, Cole McLagan.