The Boston City FC Under 20s will pull double-duty this weekend with two matches highlighting the early weeks of their debut season.
The young Lions will take on the New England Revolution Under 23s on Friday night at Malden Catholic High School at 7.30pm in a friendly match. Then on Saturday morning at 10am, the squad travels to the Edge Sports Center in Bedford to visit North Shore FC, a team one point below them in the Bay State Soccer League North Division.
The Revs U23s come to Malden Catholic on Friday night, two years after facing the Boston City FC first team when they recorded a 2-1 win.
The U20s currently sit in fifth place in the BSSL table with seven points, having won 5-1 at home at Daly Field in Brighton last week against UNations, with Kevin Herrera and Pedro Ramos each scoring twice, along with a strike from Hermes Melo. Ramos is the team’s leading scorer with four goals, while Herrera is one of a handful of Boston City first-teamers gaining valuable playing time with the Under 20s as the club’s NPSL season pauses between the April 29 kickoff and a second match on May 20.
Having won their first-ever match 3-1 at home to Worcester Warriors, the young Lions let a 2-1 lead slip in a 3-2 defeat at second-paced Alleghany FC did likewise in a 2-2 draw at home to third-placed Iraq FC.
In BSSL McKenzie Cup action, the Under 20s eased past BRFC Druids in the Play-In Round 2-0 at home but found Division Two promotion challengers Providence City too tough an obstacle away from home in a 3-1 defeat.
The young Lions return to home action at Daly Field on Saturday, May 12 against Lowell United, kickoff 12.30pm.