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Revs II Preview: 9/1 vs Huntsville City FC
Revolution II look to extend their unbeaten run to eleven games as they return to Gillette!
New England Revolution II looks to extend their winning streak as they return to Gillette on Friday. Catch up on everything you need to know ahead of Friday’s contest.
Opponent: Huntsville City FC
Time: 7:00 PM ET
Venue: Gillette Stadium
Broadcast: MLS Season Pass
Projected Weather: Expect a pleasant evening inside Gillette Stadium as temps will sit at 67° come kickoff, and slide to the low 60s throughout the match. Wind should not be a factor, as it reaches seven miles per hour.
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New England Revolution II:
Interim head coach Marcelo Santos will look to extend his side’s ten-game unbeaten streak to an impressive eleven games. Revolution II has gone 5-0-5 since their last loss to FC Cincinnati 2 on June 18th. Revs II have secured four clean sheets during their unbeaten run and have outscored opponents 21-9.
Revs II sits in second place in the Eastern Conference and just four points behind front-runners Crown Legacy FC. They also sit four points ahead of third-placed NYRB II. Picking up all three points against Huntsville would benefit the Revs II standings as Crown Legacy faces OCB on the road while NYRB II faces Toronto FC II on the road.
Revolution II’s offensive success has come from the feet of newcomer Jordan Adebayo-Smith. The 22-year-old forward enters Friday’s match in a five-way tie for fifth place in the MLS NEXT Pro Golden Boot race with 12 goals over 24 appearances.
Huntsville City SC:
It’s been a good debut season for Jack Collinson and Huntsville. They enter Friday’s match in sixth place in the East with 37 points on a 9-9-6 record with four shootout victories.
Huntsville's success has come from Azaad Liadi. The 25-year-old midfielder leads Huntsville in goals with 11 over 18 appearances.
Revs II will have to watch out for Kemy Amiche and Jonathan Bolanos. The duo are players who can find the back of the net or find opportunities for others to do so. Amiche has notched eight goals and six goals, while Bolanos has notched five goals and five assists.
Friday marks the second meeting between New England and Huntsville.
Their first-ever meeting came on July 2nd when neither side found the back of the net inside Joe W. Davis Stadium. Revolution II walked away with two points as Brandonn Bueno’s penalty kick in the fifth round secured Revs II a 5-4 shootout victory.