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June 3, 2016
DEBUT WIN
Revolution U23s bounce Boston City FC

MALDEN, Mass. -- The New England Revolution Under-23 team made a successful debut, taking a 2-1 win over Boston City FC in an exhibition match Friday night.

The Revolution scored both goals in the second half, despite losing Johnny Gonzalez to a 50th-minute red card.

Boston City, which visits the Kingston Stockade in an NPSL match Sunday, took the lead on a first-minute goal by striker Jhonata Batista. The Revolution scored on a Chris Arling goal and a Christian Sady penalty kick. Boston City’s Homero Morais hit the foot of the post on a breakaway in the final minutes.

Batista capitalized on a Revolution defensive error to score from close range. BCFC’s Egberto Da Silva nearly upped the lead in the 15th minute, his header tipped over the bar. The Revolution came close to equalizing as Daniel Apajee hit the crossbar in the 19th minute. Then, Victor Scariot, making his BCFC debut, saved a Felix De Bona penalty kick.

Midfielders Jadilson Vieira and Ronaldo Vieira, plus Batista and Scariot, were substituted after halftime by BCFC coach Palhinha, Ralph Angrand, Jean Carreiro, 17-year-old defender Felipe Dutra, Valerio Silva and goalkeeper Wanderson Macedo playing key roles in the second half.

Arling scored in the 53rd minute, then Macedo tipped a long-range shot over the bar.

BCFC had chances to regain the lead as Morais’ shot was knocked over the bar and Carreiro sent a shot across the face of the goal.

Sady converted past BCFC’s third goalkeeper, Estive Sosa.

Valerio Silva had a late shot destined for the top corner pushed away.

The Greater Boston Food Bank will receive the $1,700 attendance gate money to provide 5,100 meals.

   
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