New England Revolution II (3-0-2, 12 pts.) defeated Inter Miami CF II (3-2-1, 10 pts.), 1-0, at Gillette Stadium on Sunday afternoon. Goalkeeper Jacob Jackson made one save to lead New England to its second consecutive clean sheet.
“To be honest, it’s been, it’s been fun playing with the Revolution II, they come every day and work really hard, and it shows on the field," Jackson said postgame "I haven’t had to take many shots, and I think that’s a credit to the defenders, Pierre [Cayet], Ben [Reveno], [José] Ítalo, Ryan Spaulding coming down, they really put in some work and effort to help me out, so I give a lot of credit to them.”
Revolution II Head Coach Clint Peay made two changes to his lineup with Michel and Justin Rennicks starting in place of Meny Silva and Jack Panayotou. After dominating play in the offensive end, New England took a 1-0 lead on an own goal in the 36th minute when a cross from Jose Italo deflected off Inter Miami CF II’s Noah Allen and into the net.
Revolution II newcomer, Marcos Dias, entered the game as a sub in the 62nd minute to make his debut with New England’s developmental team. The Brazilian forward earned a penalty kick opportunity within one minute of being on the field, and in his 28 minutes of playing time, Dias recorded a team-high four shots.
"So it's early, but you can see the quality that he'll bring to our side going forward in the attack," Peay stated of Dias' performance. "Unfortunate that he didn't score on the penalty, but treated the chance very well with his movement and we're just going to continue to work with him to push the envelope.”
Revolution II outshot Inter Miami CF II 27-8, logging seven shots on target. New England continued their strong defensive play, blocking 10 shots to secure another clean sheet on the season.
New England returns to action on Sunday, May 8 as Revolution II hosts Columbus Crew 2 at Gillette Stadium. Kickoff is scheduled for 5:00 p.m. on MLSNEXTPro.com.
New England Revolution II 1, Inter Miami CF II 0
May 1, 2022 – Gillette Stadium (Foxborough, Mass.)
- New England’s five-game unbeaten streak is the team’s longest since 2020.
- Goalkeeper Jacob Jackson earned the second clean sheet of his career in his fifth professional start, saving the lone shot on target he faced.
- Forward Marcos Dias made his Revolution II debut, entering the game in the 62nd minute for Ryan Lima. The Brazil native on loan from Vasco de Gama logged a team-high four shots with one on target in his appearance.
- Homegrown midfielder Noel Buck made his 25th all-time start with Revolution II.
- In his fifth consecutive start, defender Ben Reveno completed 98.2% of his passes winning one tackle.
Referee: Matt Thompson.
Assistant Referees: Amilcar Sicaju (AR1), Jessica Carnevale (AR2).
Fourth Official: Christian Centeno.
Weather: 64 and sunny.
NE - Noah Allen (Own Goal) 36’
NE- Sean O’Hearn Yellow Card (Handball) 14’
MCF- Lawson Sunderland Yellow Card (Foul)19’
NE- Noel Buck Yellow Card (Time wasting) 21’
MCF- Braxton Najib Yellow Card (Dissent) 38’
NE- Jack Panayotou Yellow Card (Foul) 83’
New England Revolution: Jacob Jackson; Ítalo Dos Santos (Ryan Spaulding 46’), Pierre Cayet, Ben Reveno, Sean O’Hearn (Mike DeShields 62’), Trevor Zwetsloot, Noel Buck, Jake Rozhansky (Meny Silva 78’), Michel, Justin Rennicks (Jack Panayotou 46’) , Ryan Lima (Marcos Dias 65’).
Substitutes Not Used: Hikaru Fujiwara, Triton Beauvois, Malcolm Fry, Yannik Oettl.
Inter Miami CF II: Andre Zuluaga; Harvey Neville, Abel Caputo, Ryan Sailor (Logan Batiste 74’), Noah Allen; Lawson Sunderland, Braxton Najib (Tyler Bagley 74’), Edison Azcona; Romeo Beckham, Joevin Jones (Shaan Hundal 66’), Shanyder Borgelin.
Substitutes Not Used: Luciano Natoli