New England Revolution II (6-1-2, 21 pts.) defeated Philadelphia Union II (4-3-2, 15 pts.), 1-0, at Gillette Stadium on Friday night to extend their win streak to three games. Academy graduate Meny Silva tallied the first goal of his professional career while goalkeeper Jacob Jackson notched his fifth consecutive clean sheet in MLS NEXT Pro.
Brazilian forward Ryan Lima sent a through ball to the left side of the box, allowing Silva to run in behind and net the shot into the corner to give New England a 1-0 lead that they would hold to secure their sixth victory of the season. In his 57 minutes played, Silva logged two shots with one on target.
“It felt amazing," Silva stated postgame. "I've been waiting for a very long time, and it finally came."
Jackson continued his steady play in net with Revolution II, stopping all nine shots faced to record his fifth clean sheet on the year. Tonight’s score marks the fourth 1-0 victory for New England this season.
“Pretty good," Jackson said on how it feels to record another clean sheet. "I love coming down here and playing with the second team. They are just all fantastic. From the moment I stepped into the locker room, they welcomed me with open arms. Words can’t even put it into perspective, like I said, they come in and let me just help them in any shape, way or form, so I thank them for that. I’m just excited because we’re winning, you know?”
New England returns to action on Saturday, June 4 as Revolution II travels to face Inter Miami CF II at DRV PNK Stadium. Kickoff is scheduled for 7:00 p.m. ET on MLSNEXTPro.com.
New England Revolution II 1, Philadelphia Union II 0
May 27, 2022 – Gillette Stadium (Foxborough, Mass.)
- With tonight’s victory, Revolution II have earned points in eight of their nine matches played in 2022.
- Goalkeeper Jacob Jackson secured his fifth consecutive clean sheet with New England’s second team, making nine saves and extending his personal shutout streak to 518 minutes.
- Forward Meny Silva earned his second start on the year and scored his first career goal in the 34th minute.
- Brazilian forward Ryan Lima notched his first assist with Revolution II on Silva’s goal.
- Defender Colby Quinones made his first start since April 17, logging the full 90.
- Academy midfielder Jack Panayotou returned to the Revolution II roster for the first time since May 8, coming in as a sub in the 57th minute and recording one shot.
Referee: Joshua Encarnacion.
Assistant Referees: Ian Mangione (AR1), Alexandru Focea (AR2).
Fourth Official: Kenneth Rojas.
Weather: 73 and cloudy.
NE – Meny Silva (Ryan Lima) 34’
CIN – Nathan Nkanji (Yellow Card) 24’
NE – Noel Buck (Yellow Card) 26’
CIN – Frank Westfield (Yellow Card) 32’
CIN – Boubacar Diallo (Yellow Card) 48’
NE – Ítalo (Yellow Card) 90’
New England Revolution II: Jacob Jackson; Ítalo, Pierre Cayet, Mike DeShields, Colby Quiñones; Jake Rozhansky, Michel, Noel Buck (Trevor Zwetsloot 67’); Meny Silva (Hikaru Fujiwara 57’), Ryan Lima (Jack Panayotou 57’), Marcos Dias (Esmir Bajraktarević 87’)
Substitutes Not Used: Marzuq Puckerin, Max Weinstein, Sean O’Hearn.
Philadelphia Union II: Joe Bendik; Anton Sorenson, Brandon Craig, Nathan Nkanji, Frank Westfield (Jackson Gilman 76’); Boubacar Diallo (Ian Abbey 69’), Cole Turner, Jack Jas2inski (Nelson Pierre 76’), Bajung Darbde (Carlos Paternina 62’); Chris Donovan, Stefan Stojanovic (Jose Riasco 69’).
Substitutes Not Used: Andrew Rick, Maike Villero, Anthony Ramirez.