Silva and Jackson lead Revs II to 1-0 win over Union II

FOXBORO – New England Revolution II (6-1-2, 21 pts.) defeated Philadelphia Union II (4-3-2, 15 pts.), 1-0, at Gillette Stadium on Friday night to extend their winning streak to three games. Academy graduate Meny Silva scored the first goal of his professional career while goalkeeper Jacob Jackson picked up his fifth consecutive MLS NEXT Pro clean sheet.

Brazilian striker Ryan Lima sent a ball deep to the left side of the penalty area, allowing Silva to run behind and score the shot in the corner to give New England a 1-0 lead that she would retain to secure her sixth win of the season. . During his 57 minutes played, Silva recorded two shots including one on target.

“It was amazing,” Silva said after the game. “I’ve been waiting a very long time, and it finally happened.”

Jackson continued his regular game in net with Revolution II, stopping all nine shots faced to record his fifth clean sheet of the year. Tonight’s score marks the fourth 1-0 win for New England this season.

“Pretty good,” Jackson said of the feeling of recording another clean sheet. “I love coming here and playing with the second team. They are all just fantastic. As soon as I entered the locker room, they welcomed me with open arms. Words can’t even put it into perspective. Like I said, they come and just let me help them in any way, so I thank them for that. I’m just excited because we’re winning, you know? »

New England return to action on Saturday, June 4, as Revolution II travel to take on Inter Miami CF II at DRV PNK Stadium.


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