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March 31, 2024 – MLS NEXT Pro (MLS NEXT Pro)
New England Revolution II News Release

FOXBOROUGH, Mass. – New England Revolution II (1-1-0; 3 pts.) defeated Carolina Core FC (0-2-1; 2 pts.), 2-1, on Sunday afternoon at Gillette Stadium for their first win of the 2024 season. Homegrown Players Malcolm Fry and Jack Panayotou each registered goal-and-assist performances in the win.

Revolution II found the scoresheet early, capitalizing off a corner kick taken by Panayotou in the third minute. The Homegrown midfielder found Fry in the box, who headed the ball into the back of the net to mark the Groton, Mass. native’s first goal of the season. Carolina leveled the match in the 37th minute to send the two teams into halftime in a 1-1 tie.

Fry and Panayotou combined again for the game-winner in the 59th minute. This time, Fry carried the ball into the box, crossing a rebound off Carolina’s keeper to Panayotou, who tapped in the ball with his right foot to retake New England’s lead. Goalkeeper Max Weinstein stood strong in net alongside New England’s defense, allowing Revolution II to close out their first win of the year.

A total of eight Revolution Academy products saw action in today’s victory with Fry, Panayotou, Weinstein, Colby Quiñones, and Damario McIntosh all earning starts while Gevork Diarbian, Eric Klein, and Cristiano Oliveira all subbed in during the second half. New England newcomer Luka Borovic also saw his first minutes in MLS NEXT Pro, subbing in for Panayotou in the 80th minute.

Revolution II heads back on the road for the first of three consecutive away games next Wednesday, April 10 to take on FC Cincinnati 2 at NKU Soccer Stadium. The 6 p.m. ET match streams live on MLSNEXTPro.com.

New England Revolution II 2, Carolina Core FC 1

March 31, 2024 – Gillette Stadium (Foxborough, Mass.)

Revolution II registered their first home win of the season. Dating back to 2023, New England is 11-2-5 at Gillette Stadium including the postseason.

Homegrown midfielder Jack Panayotou and Homegrown forward Malcolm Fry each recorded a goal-and-assist performance in their first appearances of the year with New England’s second team.

Forward Andrej Bjelajac made his second consecutive start and led his team with three shots, one on target.

Goalkeeper Max Weinstein made two saves in the match.

Academy products Gevork Diarbian, Cristiano Oliveira, and Eric Klein all entered in the second half to mark their first Revolution II appearances at Gillette Stadium this…

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