FOXBOROUGH, Mass. – New England Revolution II (3-1-0; 9 pts.) returns home to take on New York Red Bulls II (1-1-2; 6 pts.) at Gillette Stadium on Friday. The 7 p.m. match will stream live on MLS Season Pass on Apple TV.
Revolution II suffered their first loss of 2023 on Sunday, falling 3-0 to Columbus Crew 2. In his fourth consecutive start, forward Jordan Adebayo-Smith recorded two shots with one on target to extend his team lead to 10 shots with four on target this season. The East London native spent the 2022 season with New York Red Bulls II where he netted seven goals and three assists in 33 USL appearances and will take on his former team for the first time.
Academy defender Peyton Miller logged 72 minutes in his fourth MLS NEXT Pro start this season and following Sunday’s match, was called up to the Under-17 United States Youth National Team for a training camp in Palm Beach, Fla. as the team prepares for the FIFA U-17 World Cup in November.
“I thought he held his own pretty well,” Head Coach Clint Peay said of the 15-year-old postgame. “It's a great experience for a young player like that. I think there's some physical duels that were challenging for him, but in those moments, he competed and battled, so overall, I was pleased with Peyton’s performance in a difficult game.”
Friday’s match will mark the first time Revolution II and Red Bulls II will face off since New York joined MLS NEXT Pro from USL Championship this year. New York owns a 1-1-2 record, most recently beating Huntsville FC, 1-0, last weekend.
Match #5: Revolution II vs. New York Red Bulls II
Date: Friday, April 21, 2023
Kickoff: 7:00 p.m. ET
Location: Gillette Stadium (Foxborough, Mass.)
Streaming: MLS Season Pass on Apple TV
WHAT TO WATCH FOR AGAINST NEW YORK RED BULLS II:
- Revolution II improving upon their 3-1-0 record to begin the 2023 MLS NEXT Pro season.
- Forward Jordan Adebayo-Smith extending his team-leading two goals and one assist against his former team.
- Midfielder Jake Rozhansky making his 50th appearance with Revolution II to date.
- Forward Malcolm Fry making a 31-minute appearance to surpass 500 minutes played with New England’s second team.
- Defender Jacob Akanyirige making his 20th professional start.
- Any Revolution Academy players making their professional debuts, adding to the 26 Academy products who debuted over the team’s first three seasons.