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Recap: Revs II Suffer SO Defeat in 2nd Consecutive Match
Despite three big saves from Jacob Jackson, New England was unable to convert their chances and fall in a shoot-out for the second time.
New England Revolution II returned to Gillette Stadium on Sunday night as they hosted New York Red Bull II. A total of four changes were made to the line-up from the Chicago match with Italo, Colby Quiñones, Marcos Dias, and Malcolm Fry earning spots in the starting eleven.
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In the 13th minute, Peyton Miller found Jordan Adebayo-Smith in New York’s box for what very narrowly missed being the opener. Adebayo-Smith attempted the one-time shot off of Miller’s cross, but put the ball up and over the crossbar for a New York goal kick.
Despite NYRB II committing twelve fouls to New England’s four in the opening half, the hosts received the only yellow card of the half after Quiñones was booked for a bad challenge.
In the 43rd minute, New England’s newest signing Patrick Leal made his debut as he entered the match, replacing an injured Dias.
The first half ended up being a mostly uneventful one as both teams looked to find the opening goal, New York held a 7-3 edge over New England in shots as the hosts failed to put a single attempt on frame.
Leal had an opportunity to put the Revolution on the board first in the 50th minute after New England was awarded a free kick just on the edge of New York’s box. Leal’s shot curled high and wide toward the upper left corner but the keeper was able to make the save.
In the 60th minute, the Revs made a double substitution. Oscar Escobar and Noble Okello entered the match for Miller and Joshua Bolma.
It was Adebayo-Smith who struck first for the Revolution in the 62nd minute, his ninth goal of the season coming against his former club as Leal tallied his first assist for New England.
In the 85th minute New England made another change as Jacob Akanyirige checked into the game, replacing Fry.
New York was able to level the game in the last moments of extra time as Jacob Jackson attempted to punch the ball out of the box, but the clearance unfortunately fell to Red Bulls midfielder O’Vonte Mullings who was able to find the back of the net and send this game to a shoot-out.
For the second consecutive week, the Revolution were defeated in penalty kicks, falling to the Red Bulls 4-3.
It’s a short turnaround for New England as they return to action on Wednesday, August 9th, traveling to Osceola Heritage Park to take on Orlando City B. The game is scheduled for 6:00 PM EST and you can catch the action on MLSNEXTPro.com.