CHESTER, Pa. – New England Revolution II (8-8-4; 29 pts.) fell to Philadelphia Union II (8-7-4; 31 pts.), 5-1, on Sunday night at Subaru Park. Revolution Academy goalkeeper Max Weinstein made nine saves in the match as Academy defenders Jack Burkhardt and Steban Lopera each made their professional debuts, entering as substitutes in the second half.
“[Jack Burkhardt and Steban Lopera] have been working hard in training, and I think that it was a good opportunity based on the score line and where things were to give them a significant amount of time to get their first minutes and just kind of see how they competed and went about their business," Clint Peay said postgame.
Weinstein helped keep the teams level through halftime with four first-half saves. New England saw early chances from Meny Silva, who recorded two shots in the opening 45 minutes, but neither said was able to convert before the break. New England suffered a setback when they went down to 10 men following two yellow cards issued to Jake Rozhansky in the 30th and 36th minutes.
Philadelphia scored five times in the second half before Revolution II defender Colby Quiñones put the visitors on the board. The goal was the first of Quiñones’ professional career as the Revolution Academy graduate met Italo’s centering pass and directed the ball into the far corner.
“Yeah, it was a bittersweet moment. The goal came late in the game. Just kind of a consolation goal I guess, but we just had this mentality of not giving up, making sure they didn't have a shutout," Quiñones said of his goal. "And I see Ítalo got the ball on the wing, and he loves to just whip it in from anywhere, so I gave my best effort to get in the box and just got a foot on it, so I'm glad I went in, and it was a long time coming but there's a goal.”
Revolution II finished the match with nine players as Mike DeShields was shown a red card in the 89th minute.
With four matches remaining in the team’s inaugural MLS NEXT Pro season, Revolution II returns to action on Saturday, August 27 when they head to Monroe Community College to face Rochester New York FC. Kickoff is scheduled for 5:30 p.m. ET on MLSNEXTPro.com.
New England Revolution II 1, Philadelphia Union II 5
August 21, 2022 – Subaru Park (Chester, P.A.)
- Defender Colby Quiñones scored the first goal of his career in the 87th minute. The Revolution Academy graduate from Bedford, N.H., who spent time in the club’s residency program, also surpassed 2,500 minutes played with Revolution II.
- Revolution Academy goalkeeper Max Weinstein, an 18-year-old from Montpelier, Vermont, made nine saves in his fourth pro start.
- 16-year-old Academy defenders Jack Burkhardt and Steban Lopera entered the match in the 69th minute to become the 24th and 25th Academy players to make their professional debuts with New England.
- Defender Pierre Cayet made his 35th start for New England’s second team.
Referee: Amiel Aleman
Assistant Referee: Patrick Slane
Assistant Referee: Eric Schrieber
Fourth Official: Sharon Gingrich
Weather: 76 and showers.
PHI – Matt Real (Unassisted) 54’
PHI – Jesus Bueno (Quinn Sullivan) 61’
PHI – Jesus Bueno (Cole Turner) 63’
PHI – Nathan Harriel (Cole Turner) 67’
PHI – Quinn Sullivan (Stefan Stojanovic) 79’
NE – Colby Quiñones (Ítalo) 87’
PHI – Jose Riasco (Yellow Card) 20’
NE – Jake Rozhansky (Yellow Card) 30’
NE – Jake Rozhansky (Red Card) 36’
NE – Meny Silva (Yellow Card) 45’+1
NE – Michel (Yellow Card) 64’
PHI – Brandan Craig (Yellow Card) 77’
PHI – Boubacar Diallo (Yellow Card) 78’
NE – Mike DeShields (Red Card) 89’
New England Revolution II: Max Weinstein; Ítalo, Pierre Cayet (Jack Burkhardt 69’), Mike DeShields, Colby Quiñones; Trevor Zwetsloot; Meny Silva (Brandonn Bueno 69’), Michel (Malcolm Fry 69’), Jake Rozhansky, Ryan Lima (Steban Lopera 69’); Marcos Dias.
Substitutes Not Used: Marzuq Puckerin, Hikaru Fujiwara.
Philadelphia Union II: Matt Freese; Anton Sorenson, Matt Real, Brandon Craig, Nathan Harriel; Paxten Arronson (Carlos Paternina 80’), Cole Turner (Boubacar Diallo 73’), Jesus Bueno (Francis Westfield 72’), Quinn Sullivan; Chris Donovan (Nelson Pierre 82’), Jose Riasco (Stefan Stojanovic 46’).
Substitutes Not Used: Maike Villero, Juan Perdomo, Brooks Thompson, Nathan Nkanji.