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Recap: Revs II Undefeated in SO, Defeat Huntsville City FC
Revs II won their fourth shootout of the year, staying perfect as they defeat Huntsville City FC on the road.
Revolution II traveled to Joe Davis Stadium in Huntsville, Alabama to take on Huntsville City FC on Sunday night. The Revs started the game with a line-up that saw no changes from their previous game against Toronto FC II as they looked to capture a regulation win after managing only one in their previous five matches.
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Goalkeeper Jacob Jackson was called into action in just the fifth minute, having to act quickly to save a close-range shot from inside the six-yard box. Just a minute later the Revs were lucky to keep the game even as Huntsville continued to apply pressure with a dangerous ball played right into New England’s box, but they were unable to convert as they struggled to control the ball.
Jackson found himself busy throughout the entirety of the first half as Huntsville was able to constantly create chances, taking several well-placed shots from outside of the box that trickled just wide of New England’s net. In the 36th minute, Jackson was forced to make another quick save, snagging an attempted header from the six-yard box once again.
New England were unable to get any real offensive opportunities in the opening half, finally getting a chance in the final moments of extra time. Jordan Adebayo-Smith — who currently leads the team with seven goals on the season — got off a shot from the right side of the box that sailed high over the target.
It didn’t take as long for the Revs to create chances during the second half, as Marcos Dias found himself with the ball in the middle of Huntsville’s box in the 49th minute, but once again the opportunity was just too high.
The Revolution made their first sub of the evening in the 58th minute, with Peyton Miller entering the match for Tiago Suárez. Then in the 69th minute, they made a trio of subs as Nakye Greenidge-Duncan, Olger Escobar, and Brandon Bueno replaced Malcolm Fry, Ítalo, and Ben Awashie respectively.
Jackson came up big for New England once again in the 87th minute as Huntsville was able to play the ball in behind the back line with the striker finding himself able to take a quick shot inside of New England’s box, but Jackson’s quick reaction allowed him to swat the ball away and snuff out another dangerous play.
New England made a final substitution in the 90th minute as they began to prepare for penalties, with Jacob Akanyirige replacing Colby Quiñónes.
In the final minutes of extra time, Huntsville really began to push for the game-winner and it looked as though they may have put the game away in the final seconds, but a shot ended up curling just wide of the post as time expired.
Coming into tonight’s match-up both New England and Huntsville had participated in three shoot-outs, and both teams were undefeated. Revolution II perfect shootout remains thanks to a save from Jackson and the game-winning kick from Man of the Match Brandonn Bueno.
Revolution II return to action July 9th when they head to DRV PNK Stadium to take on Inter Miami CF II at 6:00 PM EST. You can catch them in action on MLSNEXTPro.com.