FOXBOROUGH, Mass. – New England Revolution II (7-7-2, 23 pts.) scored two goals in the final five minutes to tie the Richmond Kickers (5-6-6, 21 pts.) on the road Saturday night, 2-2. Noel Buck and Edward Kizza scored goals in the 86th and 87th minutes, respectively, tallying 89 seconds apart to erase a two-goal deficit. Emiliano Terzaghi scored both goals for Richmond on the night.
After a one-hour weather delay, Richmond got the scoring started with Terzaghi finishing off a cross from Matthew Bolduc in the 26th minute. Terzaghi would score again early in the second half, finding the back of the net from over 30 yards out.
New England piled up the chances late, with several attacking set pieces and scoring chances that forced Richmond goalkeeper Akira Fitzgerald to make six saves. Revolution Academy product Noel Buck matched Terzaghi’s long-range effort with his fourth goal of the season, tied for the team lead, to cut the deficit in half. Forward Meny Silva, also a Revs Academy grad, recorded his first career assist on Buck’s tally.
Moments later, Edward Kizza headed home a cross from Justin Rennicks to level the match. Kizza, the Revolution’s first-round pick in the 2021 MLS SuperDraft out of the University of Pittsburgh, has tallied three goals in his last two games.
New England will return to action on Saturday, August 21 with another road trip to face South Georgia Tormenta FC. Kickoff is scheduled for 8:00 p.m. ET on ESPN+.
New England Revolution II 2, Richmond Kickers 2
August 14, 2021 – City Stadium (Richmond, Va.)
- New England Revolution II came from behind to draw the Richmond Kickers, 2-2. The team’s record moves to 7-7-2 (23 points) on the season and 1-3-1 against Richmond.
- The result improved New England’s road record to 2-4-1 on the campaign, snapping a two-game winless skid away from Foxborough.
- 16-year-old midfielder Noel Buck (2005 – Arlington, Mass.) scored his joint-team-leading fourth goal of the season in a 90-minute effort, finishing the night with two shots on target and a team high three key passes.
- Forward Edward Kizza scored his third goal in the last two games, which was the latest equalizer in Revolution II history. Kizza had a team-high three shots on target and added one key pass.
- Forward Meny Silva (2002 – Roxbury, Mass.), also a graduate of the Revolution Academy, recorded his first professional assist on Buck’s tally.
- Forward Justin Rennicks recorded his third assist of the season on Kizza’s equalizer. Rennicks created three chances on the night and won nine duels.
- Midfielder Michel won seven of his 11 duels in the midfield, completed 94 percent of his passes, and created three chances.
- Defender Collin Verfurth registered team highs in recoveries (8) and interceptions (2).
- Defender Sean O’Hearn had team highs in tackles (2) and duels won (10).
- Revolution II Head Coach Clint Peay made two changes to the Starting XI from New England’s last match on August 5 vs. North Carolina FC, with Connor Presley and Pierre Cayet replacing Damian Rivera and Colby Quiñones, respectively. Rivera missed just his second USL League One match of the season as he was tabbed by Bruce Arena for tonight’s MLS matchday squad at Toronto FC.
Referee: John Matto.
Assistant Referees: Nicholas Seymour (AR1), Jonah Kind (AR2).
Fourth Official: Nickrod Fateh.
Weather: 76 degrees and mostly cloudy.
RIC – Emiliano Terzaghi 10 (Matthew Bolduc 2) 26’
RIC – Emiliano Terzaghi 11 (Zacarías Morán 1) 53’
NE – Noel Buck 4 (Meny Silva 1) 86’
NE – Edward Kizza 3 (Justin Rennicks 3) 87’
RIC – Emiliano Terzaghi (Yellow Card – Bad Foul) 35’
RIC – Zacarías Morán (Yellow Card – Persistent Infringement) 37’
NE – Connor Presley (Yellow Card – Bad Foul) 43’
NE – Michel (Yellow Card – Bad Foul) 56’
NE – Collin Verfurth (Yellow Card – Dissent) 59’
RIC – Akira Fitzgerald (Yellow Card – Time Wasting) 79’
RIC – Hernán González (Yellow Card – Bad Foul) 84’
New England Revolution II: Joe Rice; Ryan Spaulding, Collin Verfurth, Pierre Cayet (Colby Quiñones 41’), Sean O’Hearn; Jake Rozhansky © (Meny Silva 68’), Michel, Noel Buck; Justin Rennicks, Connor Presley (Hikaru Fujiwara 57’), Edward Kizza.
Substitutes Not Used: Marzuq Puckerin, Tyler Freitas, Francois Dulysse, Ryan Sierakowski.
Richmond Kickers: Akira Fitzgerald ©; Juan Pablo Monticelli, Jalen Crisler, Ivan Magalhaes, Esteban Calvo (Luke Pavone 82’); Matthew Bolduc (Ethan Bryant 71’), Victor Falck, Zacarías Morán, Nil Vinyals; Oalex Anderson (Jonathan Bolanos 71’), Emiliano Terzaghi (Hernán González 82’).
Substitutes Not Used: Austin Causey, Chris Cole, Nathan Aune.