FOXBOROUGH, Mass. (Sept. 2, 2022) - Orlando City B (6-11-5, 25 points) dropped a 2-0 decision to New England Revolution II (9-9-4, 32 points) at Gillette Stadium on Friday night. With the result, the Lions were officially eliminated from contention for the MLS NEXT Pro Playoffs. 

Revolution II saw Malcolm Fry and √ćtalo find the back of the net on each side of the halftime break respectively.¬†Orlando¬†City¬†B¬†goalkeeper Javier Otero made seven saves in the¬†match, raising his season total to 99 on the year.

The Lions next return to action against Philadelphia Union II, traveling up to Subaru Park on Sunday, Sept. 11 for a 1 p.m. ET showdown. 

Scoring Recap:

40’ Malcolm Fry (Marcos Dias) - NE 1, OCB 0
The hosts opened the scoring late in the first half. Revolution II forward Marcos Dias carried the ball down the left flank and to the endline before sliding the ball in front of goal. Midfielder Malcolm Fry made a run through the OCB defense at the right post and got just enough of the ball to knock it in for the opening goal. 

53‚Äô √ćtalo (Ryan Lima) - NE 2, OCB 0
New England Revolution II extended their lead in the 53rd minute, as Ryan Lima controlled the ball in the OCB 18-yard box with his back to goal and hit it back across the box to a waiting √ćtalo. √ćtalo hit the ball first time down low to Otero‚Äôs left to find the back of the net.¬†¬†

Match Notes:

  • Goalkeeper Javier Otero made seven saves in the¬†match, bringing his season total to 99 stops with two games left to play.
  • Defender Tahir Reid-Brown made his first start for¬†Orlando¬†City¬†B¬†in the¬†match
  • Forward Theo Franca and midfielder Tyler Prebenda both made their third appearances for¬†Orlando¬†City¬†B, each entering the¬†match¬†as a second-half substitute.
  • The¬†match¬†saw eight yellow cards issued between the two sides.¬†
  • Head Coach Mart√≠n Perelman made four changes to his starting lineup from Monday‚Äôs¬†match¬†against FC Cincinnati 2.¬†

Next Match: 

Orlando City B next heads back out on the road, set to take on Philadelphia Union II on Sunday, Sept. 11 at 1 p.m. ET at Subaru Park.