FOXBOROUGH, Mass. – New England Revolution II (10-5-6; 40 pts.; 3rd in East) will travel to Orlando City B (10-8-3; 34 pts. 5th in East) on Wednesday evening for a 6:00 p.m. ET match at Osceola Heritage Park. The match streams live on MLSNEXTPro.com with Eric Duick calling the action.
Revolution II are coming off a 1-1 draw against New York Red Bulls II on Sunday night, where New England fell in the penalty kick shootout, 4-3. Jordan Adebayo-Smith tallied his team-leading ninth goal of the season with a header off a cross from Revolution II newcomer Patrick Leal. The Newton, Mass. native entered the match in the 43rd minute for his MLS NEXT Pro debut. Adebayo-Smith’s nine goals place him at fourth-most in the league. The East London native continues to lead MLS NEXT Pro with 29 shots on target this season.
With the draw, New England heads to Orlando riding a six-game unbeaten streak, the team’s longest of the 2023 season. Wednesday marks the first meeting between the two sides in 2023 as Revolution II owns a 2-0-1 all-time record against Orlando. The two teams last met on September 2, 2022 at Gillette Stadium where Malcolm Fry tallied his first professional goal for the game-winner and Ítalo scored the second of the match to close out the 2-0 victory.
Five of Revolution II’s final seven matches of the 2023 regular season will feature New England matched up against fellow postseason contenders. The top seven teams in each conference will qualify for the 2023 MLS NEXT Pro Cup Playoffs. Currently, a 10-point margin separates second and seventh place in the Eastern Conference.
WHAT TO WATCH FOR AGAINST ORLANDO CITY B:
- New England extending its unbeaten streak to seven consecutive games and adding to its 40 goals scored this season.
- Midfielder Patrick Leal building upon his first appearance with Revolution II where the Newton, Mass. native recorded his first assist in MLS NEXT Pro.
- Defender Pierre Cayet earning his 60th career start with Revolution II. The centerback’s 1,799 minutes are the fifth-most played in MLS NEXT Pro this season.
- Forward Jordan Adebayo-Smith tallying his tenth goal to become the first player in his team’s four-year history to reach double digit goals scored in a single season.
- Any Revolution Academy player making their professional debut and adding to the 29 that have done so in club history.