May 22, 2022 – MLS NEXT Pro (MLS NEXT Pro) – New England Revolution II News Release
HIGHLAND HEIGHTS, K.Y. – New England Revolution II (5-1-2, 18 pts.) defeated FC Cincinnati 2 (1-7-0, 3 pts.), 1-0, at NKU Stadium on Sunday evening. Brazilian forward Marcos Dias scored his second goal in as many games as Jacob Jackson made four saves to secure his fourth clean sheet in MLS NEXT Pro.
The match remained scoreless through the first half with Jackson making three stops to keep the game tied including a point-blank save in the 32nd minute. Rozhansky entered the match in the 46th minute allowing him to set up Dias, whose left-footed shot broke the deadlock. Dias’ goal, his second of the season, also served as the game winner as Revolution II notched their fifth win of the season.
Defender Mike DeShields entered the starting lineup for the first time this season alongside forward Meny Silva starting in place of Jake Rozhansky and Ben Reveno.
New England returns to action on Friday, May 27 as Revolution II hosts Philadelphia Union II at Gillette Stadium. Kickoff is scheduled for 7:00 p.m. ET on MLSNEXTPro.com with tickets on sale now.
New England Revolution II 1, FC Cincinnati 2 0
May 22, 2022 – NKU Soccer Stadium (Highland Heights, K.Y.)
Forward Marcos Dias scored his second goal in as many games, opening the scoring in the 53rd minute.
Goalkeeper Jacob Jackson made four saves to record his fourth clean sheet in MLS NEXT Pro play.
Defender Mike DeShields made his first start with New England, logging 79 minutes.
Forward Meny Silva reentered the starting lineup for the first time since April 3.
Midfielder Jake Rozhansky entered the game in the 46th minute as a sub for the first time in his New England tenure.
Referee: Joshua Encarnacion.
Assistant Referees: Ian Mangione (AR1), Alexandru Focea (AR2).
Fourth Official: Kenneth Rojas.
Weather: 67 and mostly cloudy.
NE – Marcos Dias (Jake Rozhansky) 53′
CIN – Morgan Marshall (Yellow Card) 16′
CIN – Harrison Robledo (Yellow Card) 18′
NE – Jake Rozhansky (Yellow Card) 59′
CIN – Arquimides Ordonez (Yellow Card) 90’+2
NE – Sean O’Hearn (Yellow Card) 90’+5
New England Revolution: Jacob Jackson; Ítalo, Pierre Cayet, Mike DeShields (Ben Reveno 78′), Sean O’Hearn; Trevor Zwetsloot, Noel Buck (Hikaru Fujiwara 76′), Esmir Bajraktarevic (Jake Rozhansky 46′); Meny Silva (Michel 78′), Marcos Dias, Ryan Lima (Colby Quiñones 67′).
Substitutes Not Used: Marzuq Puckerin.
FC Cincinnati 2: Beckham Sunderland; Ashton Kamdem (Owen Noverr 90’+4), David Garcia, Kai Thomas, Morgan Marshall; Zico Bailey, Nick Markanich (Maxwell Miller 65′); Avionne Flanagan (Marcel Ruszel 59′), Harrison Robledo, Gerardo Valenzuela (Andrew Akindele 59′); Arquimides Ordonez.
Substitutes Not Used: Khris Turcios, Leonardo Vazquez, Daniel Samways, Paul Walters
New England Revolution II
FC Cincinnati 2
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POSTGAME QUOTES: New England Revolution II 1 vs FC Cincinnati 2 0
New England Revolution II Head Coach Clint Peay
On starting Mike DeShields and Meny Silva:
Peay: “I thought both guys have been working hard, deserved a look. This team is about trying to bring players along and you have to see them in games, so it was important to give them that opportunity. I thought both equipped themselves fairly well, made some decent plays. You’d like to see Meny [Silva] finish that chance he has, but he got there which is good.”
On the play between Jake Rozhansky and Marcos Dias for the game-winning goal:
Peay: “I think at the end of the day we wanted to be more aggressive, put more pressure on them, and we were able to do that, turn them over and quickly get the ball and the guys did well.”
On the aggressive style of the game:
Peay: “Sometimes it happens. What you hope is that no one gets hurt and that cooler heads prevail. I liked the fight in our guys. We don’t want to back down, but it’s important to be smart.”
On resetting ahead of a short week:
Peay: “Yeah, I think take assessment of where we are physically and treat any ailments and use the week to prep for the next game. It’ll be a tough game, they all are.”
Revolution II Defender Mike DeShields
On making his first start for New England and his experience being with the team so far:
DeShields: “To start is great. I’ve been looking forward to it and I was very excited, and I couldn’t wait to just perform and I’m glad the coaches trusted me to do that today. Luckily, I had some guys that I knew like Jake Rozhansky to help me get accustomed to the area. Boston is great and I love it so far. Hopefully the season continues to be successful for us and can’t wait for what’s next.”
On playing in front of Jacob Jackson:
DeShields: “He keeps me on point. He was definitely not letting me have it easy today and I appreciate him for it. He made some big saves for us today and it’s great, another clean sheet and I look forward to the donuts coming.”
Revolution II Midfielder Jake Rozhansky
On coming in as a sub for the first time:
Rozhansky: “I liked it because I liked the feeling of coming in and making a difference in the game. I knew from before, Clint [Peay] spoke to me, I knew I would be coming off the bench this game and it was 0-0 so I thought it was prime time for me to come in and try to make a difference and I think I did.”
On setting Marcos Dias up for the game winner:
Rozhansky: “The ball was on the right side of the box. We were outside the box, and I can’t remember who played me the ball, but I played to my left foot. I kind of just turned and I saw him inside at the right on top of the box, played it to him and then he did everything. I mean it was an amazing shot that ended up winning us the game so it’s credit to him. I didn’t really do much honestly.”
On resetting ahead of their next game on Friday:
Rozhansky: “It’s going to be tough because we played two away games and this one is going to be a short week, so it’s going to be tough to rest and recover, but I think we can do it and my mom’s coming to the game so that’s going to push me for the next game.”
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