Week 9 of MLS NEXT Pro action arrives with the Game of the Week matchup between New England Revolution II and Philadelphia Union II at Gillette Stadium in Foxborough, Massachusetts. The fixture will take place on Friday, May 27, at 7 p.m. ET.
This and every match will be available to stream live and free of charge on MLSNEXTPro.com.
MLS NEXT Pro has teamed up with automated camera technology provider Spiideo to deliver live streams of all MLS NEXT Pro matches, ensuring every game this season will be available for viewing on MLSNEXTPro.com.
The matchup is this week's MLS NEXT Pro Game of the Week, meaning that viewers will experience a multi-camera production for this match.
New England Revolution II has a real chance to make their mark on Friday evening in a battle of Eastern Conference powerhouses when they face off against Philadelphia Union II.
New England Revolution II (5-1-2, 18 points) is riding high from back-to-back victories, with their latest victory being a 1-0 road win over FC Cincinnati 2.
With leading scorer Damian Rivera (3 goals) being called up to the New England Revolution First Team and Jack Panayotou (2 goals) missing games due to taking part in the U-19 MLS NEXT Flex tournament, the Revs 2 offense has stalled the last few weeks.
After scoring eight times in their first three matches, Revs 2 have only been able to knock in three goals during their last five outings.
Thankfully for the New England Revolution 2, the 20-year-old Brazilian Marcos Dias has stepped up to shoulder the goal-scoring. Dias is currently on a two-game scoring streak and has come in clutch, scoring game-winning goals in his last two matches.
Marcos Dias, Forward - The 20-year-old Brazilian has worked his way into the starting lineups of Revs 2 and has made his presence felt. The former Vasco da Gama player has found his goal-scoring touch, scoring in back-to-back games.
Ben Reveno, Defender - A steady presence in the back, Reveno has started in all eight New England Revolution II games this season. His impressive passing accuracy of over 90% leads the team while also helping his team earn three clean sheets this season.
Philadelphia Union II saw their three-game winning streak snapped by Rochester New York FC on the road last weekend.
RNY FC would earn a red card during the second half and go down to 10 men for the last 30 minutes of the game, but Union II failed to capitalize. Union II attempted to find the equalizer but gave up two more goals en route to a 3-0 defeat.
Union II fell to third place in the Eastern Conference with 15 points with the loss.
Union II will have a challenging task when they face off against New England Revolution II this Friday. Still, given the amount of talent on their squad, Friday night should be an exciting match for all involved.
Paxten Aaronson, Forward - Following in his older brother's footsteps, Aaronson instantly impacts the game every time he steps on the pitch. The 18-year-old has played for both the Union's First Team and Union II this season, scoring twice in four outings in MLS NEXT Pro.
Nelson Pierre, Forward - Listed as one of MLS NEXT Pro Inaugural Season Players to Watch, the 17-year-old Pierre showed his potential by scoring a brace in 64 minutes against Inter Miami CF II during their May 7 matchup.
Brandan Craig, Midfielder - Craig has started every game he's played this season, scoring one goal and providing two assists in seven games. The 18-year-old also leads the team with accurate passes (205) and crosses (13) this season.