Sports stats

 New England Revolution II

Revolution II Fall to FC Cincinnati 2, 2-1

June 18, 2023 - MLS NEXT Pro (MLS NEXT Pro)
New England Revolution II News Release

HIGHLAND HEIGHTS, KY. - New England Revolution II (8-5-2; 28 pts.) fell to FC Cincinnati 2 (4-6-3; 16 pts.), 2-1, on Sunday evening at NKU Soccer Stadium. Forward Jordan Adebayo-Smith scored his sixth goal of the season while defender Ítalo logged 63 minutes in his first start of 2023.

Cincinnati found the scoresheet first following an own goal by New England's Victor Souza, who's headed clearance attempt snuck past goalkeeper Nico Campuzano. The home side recorded their second goal of the match in the 51st minute with Gerardo Venezuela's tally.

Adebayo-Smith entered the game in the 63rd minute and found the back of the net in second half stoppage time, moving through three Cincinnati defenders to bat the ball in with his team-leading sixth goal of the season. The East London native earned a late scoring opportunity for New England, but Revolution II would fall just short for their fifth loss of the season.

New England returns to action on Friday, June 23 against Toronto FC II at Gillette Stadium. The 8 p.m. match will stream live on MLS Season Pass on Apple TV.

New England Revolution II 1, FC Cincinnati 2 2

June 18, 2023 - NKU Soccer Stadium (Highland Heights, K.Y.)

Forward Jordan Adebayo-Smith scored his sixth goal of the season in the 93rd minute, becoming New England's leading goal scorer after recording four shots with two on target in 27 minutes.

Defender ĺtalo made his first start of the season, tallying two shots with one on target across 63 minutes played.

Forward Weverton earned his first start since May 28 vs. Inter Miami II and led his team with seven shots.

Midfielder Nakye Greenidge-Duncan made his first appearance since May 28, 2023, entering as a substitute for Ítalo in the 63rd minute.

Homegrown midfielder Esmir Bajraktarević played the full 90 for Revolution II, recording three shots with one on target.


Referee: Amiel Aleman

Assistant Referees:Christian Little, Jake Brochu

Fourth Official: Jackson Krauser

Weather: 83 degrees and sunny

Scoring Summary:

CIN - Victor Souza (OG) 45'+3

CIN - Gerardo Valenzuela 51'

NE - Jordan Adebayo-Smith 90'+3

Misconduct Summary:

CIN - Darrell Turcios (Yellow Card) 47'

NE - Ítalo (Yellow Card) 58'

CIN - Grayson Dupont (Yellow Card) 59'

CIN - Morgan Marshall (Yellow Card) 78'

NE - Tiago Suarez (Yellow Card) 87'

CIN - Kai Thomas (Yellow Card) 90'+1

CIN - Ryder Mills (Yellow Card) 90'+2

CIN - Bret Halsey (Yellow Card) 90'+5

NE - Jordan Adebayo-Smith (Yellow Card) 90'+5

New England Revolution II: Nico Campuzano; Colby Quiñones, Pierre Cayet, Victor Souza, Tiago Suarez; Jake Rozhansky; Ítalo (Nakye Greenidge-Duncan 63'), Marcos Dias, Joshua Bolma (Ben Awashie 70'), Esmir Bajraktarević, Weverton (Jordan Adebayo-Smith 63').

Substitutes Not Used: Jacob Akanyirige.

FC Cincinnati 2: Paul Walters; Isaiah Foster (David Garcia 46'), Joey Akpunonu (London Aghedo 46'), Kai Thomas; Bret Halsey, Darrell Turcios, Malik Pinto (Gerardo Valenzuela 46'), Morgan Marshall, Grayson Dupont; Ryder Mills, Benjamin Stitz.

Substitutes Not Used: Hunter Morse, Philip Horton.

FC Cincinnati 2 Team Statistics New England Revolution II

8 (1) Shots (on Target) 24 (5)

4 Blocked Shots 5

4 Saves 0

3 Corner Kicks 8

1 Offsides 2

18 Fouls 13

323 (76.5%) Passes Attempted (% Completed) 494 (86.4%)

39.7% Possession 60.3%

POSTGAME QUOTES: FC Cincinnati 2 2, New England Revolution II 1

Revolution II Head Coach Clint Peay

On his assessment of the match:

Peay: "I mean, I thought the guys played fairly well. I thought we dictated the majority of the game and really limited them to very little and kind of hurt our own selves, I would say, with two or three moments in the game where we weren't as sharp and alert and as good as we needed to be."

On Ítalo making his first start of the season:

Peay: "It's been a tough year for Ítalo with injuries and he's been fighting hard to get back, so I'm just happy to see him back on the field and happy to see him running around, doing what he loves. And yeah, I thought he had a good game, a little bit out of position where we had him, but I thought he did well and contributed to us being able to dictate tempo in the first half of the game."

On Jordan Adebayo-Smith's play off the bench:

Peay: "Yeah, guys were tired, so obviously we needed to look at some changes and Jordan [Adebayo-Smith] is a guy who has logged a lot of minutes, so we felt like it was an opportunity for him to be a reserve tonight and maybe give us a lift off the bench and obviously he provided that with a goal."

• Discuss this story on the MLS NEXT Pro message board...

MLS NEXT Pro Stories from June 18, 2023

The opinions expressed in this release are those of the organization issuing it, and do not necessarily reflect the thoughts or opinions of OurSports Central or its staff.

Other Recent New England Revolution II Stories

Sports Statistics from the Stats Crew
OurSports Central