Revolution II Fall, 2-0, to Orlando City B

FOXBOROUGH, Mass. – New England Revolution II (0-1-1, 1 pt.) fell to Orlando City B (1-1-0, 3 pts.), 2-0, at Gillette Stadium in USL League One action on Friday night. The match saw four first-team players feature in the starting lineup, with Homegrown Players Isaac Angking and Damian Rivera making their League One debuts.

“I actually thought the group did a good job of staying competitive and dictating the tempo of the game in the second half,” said Revolution II Head Coach Clint Peay. “We pushed a little harder than maybe you would if it was a senior team game but I think it showed that the guys still had enough left in the tank and maybe some ideas to move the ball against a decent Orlando group.”

New England played most of the match with 10 men after defender Ryo Shimazaki was issued a pair of first-half yellow cards, exiting the match in the 38th minute. Despite being shorthanded, Revolution II had a number of chances offensively, generating 15 shots and three on target – one each from Rivera, Angking, and Orlando Sinclair. Wilfredo Rivera and Kenji Tanaka provided the goals for Orlando, both assisted by Moises Tablante.

New England hits the road for the first time next week, travelling to Arlington, Texas to face reigning USL League One Champion North Texas SC on Saturday at 9:00 p.m. ET. The match will stream live on ESPN+ in the United States and YouTube internationally.

New England Revolution II 0, Orlando City B 2

August 7, 2020 – Gillette Stadium (Foxborough, Mass.)

Four First-Team Players Make Starting XI

  • A quartet of Revolution first-team players started for Revolution II – defender Collin Verfurth, midfielder Nicolas Firmino, midfielder Isaac Angking, and midfielder Damian Rivera – the latter two making their USL League One debuts. Firmino and Verfurth both went the full 90 minutes on Friday night.
  • Tonight’s match marked Rivera’s professional debut, as he finished the match with a team-high four shots. The 17-year-old became the Revolution’s seventh Homegrown Player signing in November 2019.
  • Angking provided a game-high four chances created in his first appearance for Revolution II.
  • Verfurth played 90 minutes and wore the captain’s armband for the second straight contest.

Meny Silva Makes First Revolution II Appearance

  • Revolution Academy product Meny Silva made his professional debut in tonight’s match, completing all four of his passes in a 12-minute substitute appearance.
  • The midfielder made history in January as the first Revolution Academy player to sign directly with Revolution II.

Academy Product Trevor Burns Makes Second Appearance

  • Midfielder Trevor Burns, the 2020 UnitedHealthcare Academy Player of the Year, entered the match as a 78th-minute substitute. The Georgetown commit has appeared in both games this season.

GAME CAPSULE

Referee: Ernie Constantine

Assistant Referees: Alexandru Focea (AR1), Amilcar Sicaju (AR2)

Fourth Official: Jeremy Scheer

Weather: 72 degrees and cloudy

Attendance: N/A

Scoring Summary:

ORL – Wilfredo Rivera (Moises Tablante) 66’

ORL – Kenji Tanaka (Moises Tablante) 90’+1

Misconduct Summary:

NE – Ryo Shimazaki (Yellow Card- Unsporting Behavior) 29’

NE – Ryo Shimazaki (Red Card- Unsporting Behavior) 38’

ORL – Moises Tablante (Yellow Card- Unsporting Behavior) 40’

NE – Tiago Mendonca (Yellow Card- Unsporting Behavior) 86’

New England Revolution II: Joe Rice; Ryo Shimazaki, Collin Verfurth ©, Jon Bell, Ryan Spaulding (Oskar Bloch 78’); Maciel (Trevor Burns 78’), Nicolas Firmino, Isaac Angking (Connor Presley 61’); Orlando Sinclair (Meny Silva 78’), Mayele Malango, Damian Rivera (Tiago Mendonca 69’).

Substitutes Not Used: Keegan Meyer, Colby Quinones.

Orlando City B: Austin Aviza; Juan Pablo Monticelli (Aleksandar Gluvacevic 82’), Mateo Rodas ©, Thomas Williams, Nicholas O’Callaghan, Jonathan Rosales; Jose Quintero, Owen Guske (Adam Ozeri HT); Wilfredo Rivera (Kenji Tanaka 78’), Julian Kennedy (Raul Aguilera Jr. 79’), Moises Tablante.

Substitutes Not Used: Javier Otero.

New England Revolution II

Team Statistics

Orlando City B

15 (3)

Shots (on Target)

12 (5)

3

Saves

3

7

Corner Kicks

3

3

Offsides

6

11

Fouls

18

402 (78.9%)

Passes Attempted (% Completed)

315 (74.3%)

56.4%

Possession

43.6%

 

 

Topics: