BRADENTON, Fla. – The New England Revolution wrapped up the club's 2019 preseason slate with a 2-1 win against Icelandic side KR Reykjavik at IMG Academy on Saturday afternoon. Cristian Penilla opened the scoring for New England, both drawing and converting a penalty in the 11th minute. Reykjavik responded in the second half with an equalizer to level the score at 1-1, before Luis Caicedo recorded the game-winning goal in the 84th minute after finishing a rebound from a DeJuan Jones shot that hit the post.
The Revolution open the 24th Major League Soccer season on Saturday, March 2 against FC Dallas at Toyota Stadium. The club will then return to Gillette Stadium on March 9 for the home opener against Columbus Crew SC.
New England Revolution 2, KR Reykjavik 1
February 23, 2019 – IMG Academy (Bradenton, Fla.)
NE – Cristian Penilla (Penalty Kick) 11'
KR Reykjavik – Andre Bjerregaard (Alti Sigurjónsson) 70'
NE – Luis Caicedo (Unassisted) 84'
KR Reykjavik – Arnór Sveinn Adalsteinsson (Yellow Card) 5'
NE – Antonio Delamea (Yellow Card) 60'
New England Revolution: Brad Knighton (Matt Turner HT), Edgar Castillo, Michael Mancienne ©, Antonio Delamea, Brandon Bye, Wilfried Zahibo, Scott Caldwell, Cristian Penilla, Teal Bunbury, Juan Agudelo, Carles Gil
New England Revolution (71st minute): Matt Turner, Edgar Castillo, Jalil Anibaba ©, Trailist, Brandon Bye, Luis Caicedo, Zachary Herivaux, Diego Fagundez, DeJuan Jones, Tajon Buchanan, Justin Rennicks