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Revolution II Fall to Crown Legacy FC, 2-1

May 8, 2024 - MLS NEXT Pro (MLS NEXT Pro)
New England Revolution II News Release

MATTHEWS, N.C. - New England Revolution II (3-4-1; 11 pts.) fell to Crown Legacy FC (2-3-3; 11 pts.), 2-1, on Wednesday night at Sportsplex at Matthews. Joshua Bolma tallied New England's lone goal in the match, while goalkeeper JD Gunn made four saves in his fourth start of the season.

The match remained scoreless through the first 45 minutes with New England dominating possession in the opening frame. Gunn held strong in net, stopping the lone shot he faced in the first half. Revolution II entered the second half down a man after defender Santiago Suarez was shown a red card in the 43 rd minute. Crown Legacy would see a red card of its own in the 57 th minute with Phillip Mayaka earning his second yellow card, leaving both teams to finish out the match with 10 players a side.

Crown Legacy found the scoresheet first with goals in the 73 rd and 78 th minutes. Revolution II battled back as Joshua Bolma netted his first goal of the season in the 88 th minute. Revolution Academy's Eric Klein recorded his first professional assist on the play, sending a long ball up to Bolma who ran up the left side of the field and sailed the ball to the bottom right corner from just inside the 18-yard box. Revolution II recorded three shots on target in the second half as New England nearly tied the match up in stoppage time with Malcolm Fry sending in a cross that just passed Andrej Bjelajac and Bolma.

With his 90-minute performance on Wednesday, Marcos Dias surpassed 4,000 minutes played with Revolution II. Dias led the team with three shots, one on target in the contest. New England newcomer Moshtaba Al-Hasnawi also saw action for the second consecutive match, entering as a substitute in the 65 th minute and registering two shots.

Revolution II return to Mark A. Ouellette Stadium in New Hampshire to host Philadelphia Union II on Sunday, May 19. The 3 p.m. ET kickoff streams live on with Josh Eastern on the call.

New England Revolution II 1, Crown Legacy FC 2

May 8, 2024 - Sportsplex at Matthews (Matthews, N.C.) Joshua Bolma scored his first goal of the season, capitalizing on Academy midfielder/defender Eric Klein's first assist of his professional career. Marcos Dias marked 4,000 total minutes played as a Revolution II forward, after recording a 90-minute performance in tonight's match. Dias led the team with three shots, one on target. Goalkeeper JD Gunn registered four saves in his fourth consecutive start of the 2024 season. Moshtaba Al-Hasnawi made his second appearance with Revolution II after signing his first professional contract with the club on May 3, entering in the 65 th minute for Patrick Leal . Four Academy products saw action tonight with Gevork Diarbian and Damario McIntosh earning starts while Eric Klein and Malcolm Fry substituted in the second half.


Referee: Emma Richards

Assistant Referees: Josh Lampkins, Marcus Moss

Fourth Official: Josiah Parke

Weather: 68 degrees and sunny

Scoring Summary:

CLFC- Aron John 2 (Filip Mirkovic 1) 73'

CLFC- Jonathan Nyandjo 1 (Jack Neeley 1) 78'

NE- Joshua Bolma 1 (Eric Klein 1) 88'

Misconduct Summary:

CLFC- Assane Ouedraogo (Yellow Card) 26'

CLFC- Cam Duke (Yellow Card) 39'

CLFC- Philip Mayaka (Yellow Card) 41'

NE- Tiago Suarez (Red Card) 43'

CLFC- Philip Mayaka (Second Yellow Card, Red Card) 57'

NE- Hesron Barry (Yellow Card) 60'

NE- Joshua Bolma (Yellow Card) 69'

NE- Damario McIntosh (Yellow Card) 77'

NE- Marcos Dias (Yellow Card) 77'

New England Revolution II : JD Gunn; Hesron Barry, Tiago Suarez, Victor Souza, Damario McIntosh; Maciel (Andrej Bjelajac 79'), Patrick Leal (Moshtaba Al-Hasnawi 65'), Luka Borovic (Eric Klein 46'); Gevork Diarbian (Joshua Bolma 65'), Alex Monis (Malcolm Fry 65'), Marcos Dias.

Substitutes Not Used: Olger Escobar, Cristiano Oliveira, Colby Quiñones, Max Weinstein.

Crown Legacy FC: Chituru Odunze; Josue Rodrigues (Willan Sangoquiza Paredes 80'), Jack Neeley (Brandon Parrish 90'+8'), Assane Ouedraogo, JahLane Forbes; Cam Duke (Filip Mirkovic 62'), Philip Mayaka, Aron John; Brian Carmona Romero, Dylan Sing (Jonathan Nyandjo 62'), Nimfasha Berchimas (Sebastian Bourget 90'+8').

Substitutes Not Used: Julian Bravo, Erik Peña Boardman, Nicholas Holliday, Willian Sangoquiza Paredes, Amare Lucas.

New England Revolution II

Team Statistics

Crown Legacy FC

13 (3)

Shots (on Target)

18 (6)


Blocked Shots






Corner Kicks








376 (80.3%)

Passes Attempted (% Completed)

376 (80.8%)


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