Revolution II Preview: 9/7 vs. Orlando City B
Revs II looks to extend their unbeaten streak while looking to set the club record for most consecutive wins!
New England Revolution II takes to the field at Gillette Stadium for the final time of the regular season as they host Orlando City B. Catch up on everything you need to know ahead of Thursday’s match!
Opponent: Orlando City B
Date: Thursday, September 7th
Time: 6:00 PM ET
Broadcast: MLS Season Pass
Projected: Expect a scorcher inside Gillette Stadium. Temps will sit at 87° come kickoff and only drop to the low 80s throughout the match. Humidity will also play a factor as it sits at 59% come kickoff and steadily rise into the low 70s throughout the match.
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New England Revolution II:
Marcelo Santos and Revs II will look to make club history as a win in regulation would give them a fifth-straight win, which would set the club record for most consecutive wins.
Through their four-year history, Revs II have won four consecutive games twice. The first came back in 2020 when they won four games between September 19th and October 9th. Their most recent four-game winning streak came in 2023 between May 14th and May 28th.
With two games left in their 2023 regular season campaign, Revs II will look to maintain their footing in second place while looking to make a late lunge for first. Revolution II's 3-0 win over Huntsville upped the pressure on front runners Crown Legacy as Revs II found themselves one point out of the top spot in the East. However, a dominant 6-3 win over OCB gave Crown Legacy a four-point lead over Revs II.
Revs II will look to shorten the gap with a win over Orlando City B as they wait in anticipation for Crown Legacy’s match against New York Red Bulls II.
Orlando City B:
Despite a loss to Eastern Conference leaders Crown Legacy FC in their last outing, it’s been a good season for Martin Perelman and OCB. They enter Thursday’s contest in fifth place with 50 points on a 12-10-3 record with one shootout victory. Perelman and OCB will come out swinging as they look to move into the top four and secure a home playoff match.
Midfielder Jhon Solis will not travel to Foxboro as he will serve the one-game suspension for the red card he received in first-half stoppage time in the last meeting between New England and Orlando on August 9th.
OCB’s success has come from the feet of first-teamer Jack Lynn. The 23-year-old forward is tied for MLS NEXT Pro’s top goal scorer alongside NYCFC II’s Matt Myers with 17 goals on the season.
Shakur Mohammed is another dangerous player Revs II has to keep an eye on. Through 21 appearances, Mohammed has notched five goals and three assists.
Thursday marks the seventh all-time meeting between Orlando and New England. Revs II holds the upper hand as they hold a 4-1-1 record against OCB.
Revs II’s only loss to OCB came during their first meeting on August 7th, 2020, when goals from Wilfredo Rivera and Kenji Tanaka led to a 2-0 defeat. Revs II got their revenge on September 26th, 2020, when Justin Rennicks’ lone goal led to Revs II securing a 1-0 victory.
Their first MLS NEXT Pro meeting came on April 24th, 2022, as neither side found the back of the net in regulation. Orlando City B secured the additional point with a 4-3 shootout victory. Revs II found themselves back in the win column on September 2nd, 2022, as goals from Malcolm Fry and Italo led to a 2-0 victory.
The latest meeting was action-packed 90 minutes as Revs II entered the locker room up 2-1 and up a man as Soris received a straight red card in first-half stoppage time. Jack Panayotou, Jordan Adebayo-Smith, and Joshua Bolma put three quick goals on the board to start the second half, but Orlando City B was not going down quietly. Favian Loyola and Nabi Kibunguchy found the back of the net, but it wasn’t enough as Revs II secured a thrilling 5-4 victory.