The New England Revolution returned to preseason action for the first time since February 6th when they faced Louisville City FC on Thursday in Bradenton, Florida. Louisville had the Revs’ number in this contest. as they USL side ultimately gained a 3-1 victory.
Things started badly for the Revs, who conceded in 3rd minute. Louisville midfielder Devon “Speedy” Williams was able to score with fellow midfielder Brian Ownby collecting the assist.
It would only become tougher for the Revolution as Louisville City took a 2-0 lead in the 29th minute after midfielder Niall McCabe scored off of a pass from Williams.
The Revolution’s woes would continue as Magnus Rasmussen pushed Louisville City F.C.’s lead to three in the 65th minute. This time it was Sunny Jane who got the helper.
Although it seemed doom and gloom for the Revolution, they were able to nab a goal. It happened in the 68th minute when Revs Homegrown Justin Rennicks scored a far post header. The cross came from fellow rookie Tajon Buchanan.
When the final whistle sounded, Louisville came out with a 3-1 victory over the Revolution. Although the Revolution didn’t walk away with a win, the game did serve as a nice opportunity to build chemistry. This was especially evident with Buchanan and Rennicks.
The Revolution will play more preseason action on Saturday as they face off against Minnesota United in Bradenton, Florida.