Revolution II Preview: 4/21 vs New York Red Bulls II
Revolution II return home following their first loss of the 2023 campaign.
New England Revolution II will look to overcome their first loss of the 2023 season as they return to Gillette Stadium Friday evening. Here’s everything you need to know ahead of Friday’s match.
Opponent: New York Red Bulls II
Kickoff: 7:00 PM ET
Broadcast: MLS Season Pass
Projected weather: Expect a warm kickoff as the temp will stand at 60°F come 7 PM. Temps will drop into the mid and low 50s throughout the match. Winds will start at around 9 MPH and simmer down throughout the evening.
New York Red Bulls II enters Friday’s match after securing their first win of the season in their last outing against Huntsville. New York opened the season with back-to-back 1-1 draws against Columbus Crew 2 and Atlanta United 2 before suffering a 3-1 loss at home to Crown Legacy FC.
Despite the 1-1-2 start to the season, NYRB II’s success has come from first-teamer Wikelman Carmona, who has a team-high three goals over New York’s first four contests.
Clint Peay and Revolution II are looking to move on from their first loss of the season, which saw them concede three goals in a shutout loss against reigning champions Crew 2 on April 16th.
Before the loss, Revs II had a tremendous start to their season that saw them notch ten goals over their first three games.
One of Revolution II’s reasons for success has been having numerous players on the roster who can find the back of the net. The ten goals Revs II scored through their first four games have come from seven different goalscorers.
The goalkeeping of Nico Campuzano has also led to success for Revs II, as the Spaniard has notched twelve saves through his first four appearances.
Friday’s contest marks Revs II newcomer Jordan Adebayo-Smith's first meeting against his former club. Adebayo-Smith spent the 2022 season with Red Bulls II on loan from Tampa Bay Rowdies. Adebayo-Smith appeared in 33 contests for Red Bulls II, where he notched a team-high seven goals and three assists.
Revolution II may be without standout left-back Peyton Miller, who was called up to the US Under-17 camp earlier this week. Miller has started at left-back in all four of Revs II’s matches this season.