Carolina Core FC falls on the road to New England Revolution II, 2-1, on Matchday 3 of the MLS NEXT Pro Season

Carolina Core FC falls on the road to New England Revolution II, 2-1, on Matchday 3 of the MLS NEXT Pro Season

CCFC falls to New England Revolution II on the road

Foxborough, MA – Carolina Core FC fell to New England Revolution II, 2-1 on Sunday afternoon at Gillette Stadium.

Carolina Core FC Against New England Revolution II

Sunday’s match marked CCFC’s second MLS NEXT Pro match and first matchup with New England Revolution II.

Goal-Scoring Plays

NEII – Malcolm Fry, 3rd minute: Malcolm Fry scores a header off of a corner kick. It was Malcolm Fry’s first goal of the season. Assisted by Jack Panayoutou.

CCFC – Pachittoo Polanco, 37th minute: Pachittoo scored a right-footed strike to the bottom left corner of the goal from outside the 18 yard box. This is Polanco’s 2nd goal in MLS NEXT Pro. Assisted by Facundo Canete.

NEII – Jack Panayoutou, 58th minute: Panayoutou scores a right-footed shot in the box, assisted by Malcolm Fry. This is Jack Panayoutou’s first goal of the season.

Postgame Notes

Pachittoo Polanco scores his 2nd goal in MLS NEXT Pro
CCFC gets first win in MLS NEXT Pro season
Jeremiah White IV makes MLS NEXT Pro debut
MLS NEXT Pro Box Score

Pachittoo Polanco Scores His 2nd Goal in MLS NEXT Pro

Pachitoo scored his second goal of the MLS NEXT Pro season to equalize with Revolution II going into halftime. The former Barry University (Florida) striker received the ball from Facundo Canete outside the box and blasted a right-footed strike into the bottom left corner of the goal. Pachittoo leads the team in scoring, registering his third goal in all competitions.

Facundo Canete Registers His First Assist of the Season

Searching for an equalizer, midfielder Facundo Canete connected with Pachittoo to tie the game 1-1. Polanco made the most of the opportunity, netting a long-distance strike into the bottom left corner of the goal, giving CCFC a much needed equalizer. This was Canete’s first assist of the MLS NEXT Pro campaign.

Jeremiah White IV Makes MLS NEXT Pro Debut

Former Philadelphia Union Academy player Jeremiah White IV made his MLS NEXT Pro debut against the New England Revolution II. The Pennsylvania native started in his debut, playing at right wing back, where he showcased his technical ability, registering two key passes in his debut. The 17-year-old was lively throughout the game and showed a lot of promise in his first career game.

Lineups

Carolina Core FC — Alex Sutton; Kai Thomas, Ibrahim Covi, Christian Diaz (Josuha Rodriguez – 84′); Kiki Gregoire (Carlos Mario Diaz – 66′), Facundo Canete, Jesus Orejuela (Luis Lugo – 66′), Jacob Evans, Jeremiah White IV (Jathan Juarez –70′); Pachittoo Polanco (Papa Ndoye – 70′), Yekeson Subah.

Substitutes not used — Andrew Pannenberg, Angel Aguas.

New England Revolution II — Maxwell Weinstein; Colby Quiñones, Hesron Barry, Joao Souza, Damario McIntosh; Lucas Maciel Felix (Patrick Leal – 40′), Marcos Domingos Diaz, Jack Panayoutou (Luka Borovic – 79′); Malcolm Fry (Gevork Diarbian – 63′), Andrej Bjelajac (Cristiano Oliveira – 63′) , Alex Monis.

Substitutes not used — John David Gunn, Olger Escobar,, Eric Klein, Brandonn Bueno, Steban Lopera.

Next Game

Carolina Core FC continues its northeast roadtrip, heading to Vermont to take on Vermont Green FC in the 2nd round of the Lamar Hunt U.S. Open Cup on Wednesday, April 3 at Virtue Stadium. The match kicks off at 7:00 PM ET and will be available to stream live on the U.S. Open Cup site.

2024 MLS NEXT Pro Regular Season

Carolina Core FC (0-1-1, 2 pts) at New England Revolution II (0-1-0, 0 pts)

Sunday, March 31, 2024 – Gillette Stadium (Foxborough, MA)

Goals by Half         1      2      F

Carolina Core FC      1      0      1

NE Revolution II      1      1      2

Scoring Summary:

NEII: Malcolm Fry (Jack Panayoutou) – 3′

CCFC: Pachittoo Polanco (Facundo Canete) – 38′

NEII: Jack Panayoutou (Malcolm Fry) – 59′

Misconduct Summary:

NEII: Colby Quiñones (caution) – 20′

CCFC: Jesus Orejuela (caution) – 25′

CCFC: Jeremiah White IV (caution) – 40′

NEII: Hesron Barry (caution) – 56′

CCFC: Facundo Canete (caution) – 87′

Referee: John Matto

Assistant Referees: Eric Schreiber, Justen Lopez

Fourth Official: Jessica Carnevale

Weather: Partly Cloudy/ High of 53 / 12% chance of precipitation

Attendance: (change)

All statistics contained in this box score are unofficial

CAROLINA CORE FC POSTGAME QUOTES

Head Coach Roy Lassiter

Initial reactions on the loss to New England Revolution II …

“We did a better job than last week, coming to compete and play hard. Revolution II are a good side, and I think we looked mature at times in the game. Our main downfall came down to making sure that we defended the goal. It’s about making sure as a team committed and engaged in every duel and 1v1 battle. That moment can cause a goal and in the run of play they (Revolution II) scored too. We just need to be clinical in front of goal, and we had our moments to tie the game and take it to extra time. If we had tied the game, we would’ve had a good chance to win in the penalty shootout. This was significantly better performance overall, than the loss to Atlanta.”

On going down a goal…

“We responded well by getting on the board. We showed maturity and got ourselves in the game, having more possession of the ball and moving it better. We solved the problem behind the attacking midfield, where they found gaps and seams to attack. Once we secured that layer of defense, we saw immediate results. In the second half we were flat there, some of the changes I made in the second half were meant to bring us level again, which didn’t work out. The boys stayed in the game and fought really hard until the end. At the end of the day it was a dignified result, we play a lot of games on the road so there’s no relief playing at home and in front of our friends. We’re looking forward to the opportunity Wednesday (vs. Vermont Green FC in US Open Cup) to bounce back.”

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