Revs II Preview: 6/14 vs NYCFC II
Revolution II look to get back into the win column as they host New York City FC II!
A short turnaround for New England Revolution II, as they return to action Wednesday night. Catch up on everything you need to know ahead of Wednesday’s match!
Opponent: New York City FC II
Venue: Gillette Stadium
Date: Wednesday, June 14th
Time: 5:00 PM ET
Broadcast: MLS Season Pass
Projected Weather: It won’t be the best weather at Gillette tomorrow evening, as thunderstorms may roll in at kickoff. Something to keep an eye on if you are planning to attend. Yet it looks like any possible thunderstorm will not linger as it should alleviate within the hour. Temperatures will not be an issue as they will sit at 71° come kickoff and stay in the mid-60s. Thunderstorms may return starting at 7 PM, which could pose an issue.
New England Revolution II:
Revs II enter Wednesday’s match on short rest following their 2-2 draw and subsequent 4-3 shootout victory over Chicago Fire FC II on Sunday.
Revs II currently sits in second place in the Eastern Conference with 25 points on a 7-4-2 record with two shootout victories. Clint Peay and crew have to handle business at home as they look at results from around the league to help move them up the table. A Revs II win and a Crown Legacy loss against Philadelphia Union II would give New England sole possession of first place.
Some big news came in between Sunday and Wednesday as Revolution Academy product Peyton Miller signed a Homegrown deal with the club that will see him spend the remainder of the 2023 season with Revolution II before signing a four-year deal with an additional one-year club option with the first team.
On a sad note, Miller will not feature in Wednesday’s contest as he will serve the one-game suspension from the red card he received during Revs II’s last meeting against NYCFC II on May 6th.
New York City FC:
It’s been a mediocre season for Matt Pilkington and NYCFC II. They enter Wednesday’s contest in sixth place in the Eastern Conference with 22 points on a 7-3-1 record. NYCFC II has been hit or miss on the road, as they hold a 2-2-1 road record in 2023.
Despite being in sixth, NYCFC II’s offense has produced as they’ve netted twenty-four goals this season. Revs II must pay attention to Matt Myers, who leads NYCFC II with five goals. John Denis is another name to watch as he has been a thorn in Revs II’s side for the past two seasons as the forward has notched numerous goals against Revs II.
Wednesday will mark the sixth meeting between New York and New England. Their first meeting came on March 27th, 2022, when both clubs played their first MLS NEXT Pro match.
A brace from Damian Rivera led to a 2-2 draw at the end of regulation, which meant both sides participated in the first-ever MLS NEXT Pro shootout. Former Revs II attacker Meny Silva gave Revs II the extra point as they walked away with a 4-3 shootout victory.
Their first meeting in 2023 came on April 2nd when Homegrown Esmir Bajraktarević netted the ball in the last minute of regular time to give Revs II a 2-1 win. Their last meeting came on May 6th when a trio of goals in the final ten minutes led to a 4-2 victory for NYCFC II.
Revolution II will look to even the series at three wins apiece Wednesday night as they look for their fifth win inside Gillette Stadium.