THE TEAMS: Revolution II vs. Richmond Kickers
THE SITE: Gillette Stadium
THE TIME: 5 p.m. ET
THE BROADCAST INFO: ESPN+
THE SKINNY: It’s the home opener for Los Revitos and their second game of the season, and this evening, Revs II welcomes Richmond to Foxborough for the second time.
This afternoon’s match is underway. Your starting lineups and benches are available, and your match notes are below. Updates are periodic. Thanks for spending your evening here on the Soccer Sentinel Free Preview 2021.
5′ Pressure by the Revs keeps Richmond in its half, but the Kickers try to unlock with a long ball.
11′ Caicedo with a big deflection, Richmond gets it back, puts it in the box, nodded toward Edwards.
14′ Corner to Richmond off a free kick…. Terzaghi with a shot, Edwards drops quickly for the save.
20′ Caicedo with a partial clearance, but Richmond gets it back.
23′ Short corner by the Revs, and they lose possession…. get it back. Mafla’s shot is blocked.
24′ Ouch. Antley is down after trying to keep the ball away from Colby Quinones, and he’s in serious pain. Trainers out to see him.
25′ He’s up and limping, and the Kickers will make a change. Awful news for this young man.
27′ Rozhansky with the foul. Pavone in for Antley. Pavone is not a natural defender.
28′ Rennicks gets mugged from behind, causing a loose ball… Richmond puts it into the field goal netting.
29′ Corner for Richmond after some heads up defending by, I think, Connor Presley.
30′ Half an hour in, Revs II with about 59 percent of the ball, but really haven’t generated anything here today.
35′ GOAL RICHMOND, and that’s a breakdown. Bolanos with the goal. Dulysse doesn’t have his head on a swivel and Bolanos gets in, he chips Edwards and in. Great pass from the flank, too, to carve New England up in the back. 1-nil to the Kickers.
36′ Bolanos is cautioned.
42′ Terzaghi takes a shot after taking the ball away from Caicedo, who had been playing pretty damn good in the pivot, but the shot goes wide.
45′ Two minutes added on.
45+1′ Better from Dulysse to stay with the man and tap the ball away…. then gets up too far and causes a giveaway by the Revolution.
45+2′ Corner to Richmond. GOAL RICHMOND, and that’s horrid. Edwards drops the ball, and Monticelli pounces and pounds it into the net. That’s unconscionable.
Richmond had 36 percent of the ball in the first half
The Revs have had two shots, both blocked.
Richmond also winning the ball in the air with a 71.4 percent aerial success rate.
Second Half Underway
47′ Corner to Richmond. Oh, dear.
48′ Edwards takes care of it.
53′ Great move by Mafla to try and connect with the hard-charging Rennicks, but it’s a corner as Richmond denied the pass.
58′ Corner to the Revs after a handling shout on Richmond. Falls on deaf ears.
60′ Free kick for the Revs after 30 yards from goal. Rozhansky and Mafla over it…. Rozhansky chips over everyone.
63′ Caicedo leaps and tries to cut the ball down on the counter by Richmond, the Kickers shout for a handle…. they might have a beef…. Rivera shoots into the Lighthouse Tunnel.
66′ Corner to the Revs. Quinones launches one.
68′ Michel Costa and Hikaru Fujiwara in for Rennicks and Quinones, respectively.
70′ Moran on the ground for Richmond, and there’s a yellow displayed to Mafla for a harsh challenge inside the attacking box.
74′ Fujiwara’s shot is blocked…. another corner to the Revs as Fujiwara tries to find Sierakowski.
77′ Some Revs subs as Rivera, Mafla, and Caicedo are off. Tsicoulias, Spaulding, and Buck are in.
79′ Yellow card to Richmond…. Pavone is down at the other end.
81′ Shot by Presley, over the bar.
88′ Dulysse carded.
90′ Four minutes minimum added on.
90+2′ Corner to the Revs. They’re trying to get that first shot on-target.
90+3′ GOAL RICHMOND. Wow. Anderson with the goal as he out-muscles O’Hearn to the ball and pops it in to give the Kickers a 3-nil win.
For Revs II:
Edwards Jr.; Mafla, O’Hearn, Dulysse, Quinones; Rozhansky, Caicedo, Rivera; Presley, Sierakowski, Rennicks
Bench: Rice, Dewhurst, Spaulding, Buck, Michel, H. Fujiwara, Tsicoulias
Three first teamers in Edwards, Jr, Mafla, and Luis Caicedo getting minutes with the second team for match fitness.
And for Richmond:
Fitzgerald; Monticelli, Magalhaes, Antley, Moran; Bolduc, Crisler, Bolanos; Gonzales, Falck, Terzaghi
Bench: Aviza, Alves, Anderson, Aune, Pavone, Vickers, Vinyals
The Revs will look to improve on their 1-0-0 record following last weekend’s 1-nil win over Fort Lauderdale.
Tiago Mendonça (knee), Collin Verfurth (ankle), Morris Matthews (ankle), and Matthew Tibbetts (thumb) are listed as OUT on the Revs II injury report.
After tonight, Revs II goes on a bit of a hiatus and won’t play again until May 12 when they host Union Omaha at Gillette. Such a screwy schedule…
Revs II will hope to really get the offense going tonight after only two shots on-target in last weekend’s win; those came from goal-scorer Ryan Sierakowski and Damien Rivera. Rivera had two shots total, with Ryan Spaulding and Justin Rennicks having a go, too.
Tonight is the first of four meetings with Richmond this season. The Kickers return to Gillette in September, with the Revs visiting the other Commonwealth in June and August.
Should Joe Rice get the start in net, he’ll be looking for his fifth career clean sheet with the Revs.
Defender Sean O’Hearn is the reigning USL League One Player of the Week.
Medway’s Austin Aviza is now with Richmond. Austin Causey, the son of former Revs goalkeeper Jeff Causey who, like Aviza, is a former Revs Academy player, played with Revs II during the 2020 preseason. Both are behind Akira Fitzgerald on the depth chart.
Tonight is Richmond’s season opener. The Kickers return 14 players from last year’s side, including 2020 League One MVP and Golden Boot winner Emiliano Terzaghi. The Argentine scored 10 goals in 15 matches last season.
Richmond’s roster also sees two others with New England ties: Matt Bolduc of Hancock, NH went to UMass-Amherst, while Stanley Alves was born in Boston and went to UMass-Lowell.