CARY, N.C. – The New England Revolution defeated the Carolina RailHawks, 1-0, at WakeMed Soccer Park on Wednesday evening to advance to the Round of 16 of the Lamar Hunt U.S. Open Cup.
Homegrown Player Zachary Herivaux was the goal scorer for New England, recording his first professional goal in the 103rd minute, which was also the game-winning goal with Lee Nguyen contributing the assist. Brad Knighton recorded a shutout, stopping five shots en route to a Revolution victory. Jordan McCrary made his professional debut, starting at right back and playing all 120 minutes for the Revolution. After playing nine minutes, the match entered a weather delay that lasted two hours and 14 minutes, marking the Revs’ first weather delay of the 2016 season
The U.S. Open Cup Round of 16 Draw will take place on Thursday, June 16, where the Revs will learn their opponent for their Round of 16 match.
The Revolution will be back in action on Saturday, June 18, when the team travels to Canada for a matchup with Vancouver Whitecaps FC at BC Place. The match marks the Revolution’s first away contest in Canada this season and will kick off at 7:00 p.m. ET. Comcast SportsNet will broadcast the match locally. The game can also be heard locally on the radio on 98.5 The Sports Hub in English and WMVX 1570 AM “Nossa Radio” in Portuguese.
New England Revolution 1, Carolina RailHawks 0 (a.e.t.)
June 15, 2016 – WakeMed Soccer Park (Cary, N.C.)
Herivaux Scores First Professional Goal; Latest Game-Winning Goal in Club History
• Midfielder Zachary Herivaux scored his first professional goal, the game-winning goal for the Revs in the 103rd minute. It is the latest goal scored by the Revolution since Benny Feilhaber’s 103rd-minute goal against the Harrisburg City Islanders in the Third Round of the 2012 U.S. Open Cup on May 29, 2012.
• The goal is the Revolution’s latest game-winning goal in club history across all competitions, surpassing Joe Franchino’s 97th-minute game-winning goal against Columbus on Sept. 28, 2003. Andy Dorman scored the latest goal in club history, finding the back of the net in the 120th-minute in the Fourth Round of 2005 U.S. Open Cup against Chicago on Aug. 3, 2005.
• Midfielder Lee Nguyen recorded an assist on the goal, his third assist all-time in U.S. Open Cup play.
Revolution Play Mixture of Veterans, Younger Players
• The Revolution starting lineup included six players that have started at least five games this season in defenders José Gonçalves and London Woodberry, midfielders Scott Caldwell, Kelyn Rowe, and Diego Fagundez, and forward Juan Agudelo.
• Defender Jordan McCrary made his professional debut in tonight’s match. McCrary started at right back, playing all 120 minutes for the Revs.
• Midfielder Zachary Herivaux recorded his first professional start in tonight’s match. Herivaux made his Revolution debut in last year’s U.S. Open Cup Fourth Round match against the Charlotte Independence.
• Goalkeeper Brad Knighton made his season debut in goal for the Revolution. Knighton recorded five saves en route to a shutout performance, his first career U.S. Open Cup shutout.
Revs to Play in U.S. Open Cup Round of 16 for 10th Time
• With tonight’s victory, the Revolution have advanced to the U.S. Open Cup Round of 16 for the 10th time in club history.
• The Revolution’s most recent Round of 16 appearance came in 2014, where the Revs defeated the Richmond Kickers, 3-2, before falling to the eventual Open Cup finalist Philadelphia Union in the Quarterfinals, 2-0.
Trio With Carolina Connection See Action
• Goalkeeper Brad Knighton and Defenders Jordan McCrary and Donnie Smith all saw action in tonight’s match and all have ties to North Carolina.
• Knighton played for the RailHawks in 2011. He also played collegiate soccer at University of North Carolina at Wilmington from 2003-06.
• McCrary played collegiate soccer at University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill from 2011-15.
• Smith grew up in Matthews, N.C. and played his collegiate soccer at the University of North Carolina at Charlotte from 2009-12.
Revs Play 120 Minutes for the First Time in 2016
• With neither team scoring prior to the 90th minute, extra time was needed to determine the winner causing the Revolution to play 120 minutes for the first time in 2016.
• Tonight’s match was the first 120-minute match for the Revolution since MLS Cup 2014 at LA Galaxy on Dec. 7, 2014.
Revs Endure First Weather Delay of 2016
• Play was suspended in the ninth minute for two hours and 14 minutes due to adverse weather conditions. The delay was the first of any kind for the New England Revolution in 2016.
- 16th minute (CHANCE) – Kelyn Rowe takes a shot from outside the 18-yard box, however it is over the net for a goal kick.
- 23rd minute (SAVE) – Brian Shriver plays Austin Da Luz into the eighteen-yard box, but Brad Knighton is able to make the save.
- 24th minute (SHOT) – Kelyn Rowe puts a shot on goal from a free kick about thirty yards out, but Akira Fitzgerald corrals the ball comfortably.
- 28th minute (SHOT) – Diego Fagundez attempts a shot from just outside the right edge of the six-yard box, but the ball is just right of the frame.
- 29th minute (CHANCE) – Femi Hollinger-Janzen plays a low cross for Kelyn Rowe just outside the six-yard box, but Akira Fitzgerald is able to clear the ball.
- 34th minute (SHOT) – Kelyn Rowe dribbles through the Revs’ attacking third and takes a shot at the top of the 18-yard box. However, he is unable to put the ball on target.
- 55th minute (CHANCE) – Kelyn Rowe puts a free kick into the 18-yard box, London Woodberry appears to put a headed shot on target but he is ruled offside.
- 77th minute (SAVE) – Brad Knighton stops a shot at the top of the six-yard box from Brian Shriver
- 81st minute (SHOT) – Kei Kamara makes a threatening run inside the 18-yard box and fires from the right side, but is unable to put his shot on goal.
- 87th minute (SHOT) – Chris Tierney crosses the ball into the six-yard box for Juan Agudelo, but the Revolution forward is unable to bury the shot.
- 88th minute (SHOT) – Chris Tierney fires from the top left corner of the eighteen-yard box, but is unable to put the shot on goal.
- 93rd minute (SHOT) – Chris Tierney bends a free kick from just outside the top of the 18-yard box, but the shot goes off the crossbar.
- 103rd minute (GOAL) – Zach Herivaux takes a shot from the top of the 18-yard box and puts it just under the crossbar to give the Revolution the lead.
- 117th minute (SAVE) – Brad Knighton makes a one-handed save on an Alex Perez shot taken near the penalty spot.
- 120th minute (SAVE) – Brad Knighton stops a headed effort from Alex Perez, securing victory for the Revs.
Referee: Kevin Terry Jr.
Assistant Referees: Benjamin Wooten (AR1); Rick Rogers (AR2)
Fourth Official: Christopher Spivey
Weather: 85 Degrees and Cloudy
NE – Zachary Herivaux 1 103’
CAR – James Marcelin (Yellow Card) 45’
CAR – Drew Beckie (Yellow Card) 54’
NE – London Woodberry (Yellow Card) 56’
NE – Kei Kamara (Yellow Card) 85’
CAR – Brian Shriver (Yellow Card) 120’
New England Revolution: Brad Knighton; Donnie Smith (Chris Tierney 80’), José Gonçalves ©, London Woodberry, Jordan McCrary; Scott Caldwell, Zachary Herivaux; Diego Fagundez, Kelyn Rowe (Kei Kamara 69’), Femi Hollinger-Janzen (Lee Nguyen 56’); Juan Agudelo
Substitutes Not Used: Bobby Shuttleworth, Samba, Steve Neumann, Teal Bunbury
Carolina RailHawks FC: Akira Fitzgerald; Paul Black, Connor Tobin, Simon Mensing, Drew Beckie; James Marcelin, Matt Watson (Alex Perez 83’); Austin Da Luz (Billy Schuler 98’), Nazmi Albadawai, Marvin Ceballos (Jonathon Orlando 67’); Brian Shriver
Substitutes Not Used: Bryan Sylvestre, Jeremy Kelly, Nick Taitague, Aly Hassan