Boston City FC return to Revere on Sunday, June 9, to complete a double-header of National Premier Soccer League action against the Rhode Island Reds.
The Lions and Reds clash at 6pm at Harry Della Russo Stadium on Sunday, two days after the sides meet at Johnston High School in Providence (kickoff 7pm) to resume a rivalry that sees Boston City unbeaten in five previous meetings.
Tickets for Sunday’s match in Revere are available at www.BostonCityFC.com.
While the Lions (1-5-2) look to bounce back from two straight home defeats, the Reds (0-4-1) sit on the foot of the NPSL North Atlantic Conference table and are in search of a first win of the season. The visitors hope former Boston City player of the year and all-time top scorer Isaac Nana Addai will return from injury to face his former club.
Boston City’s record against the Reds is won 3, lost 0, drew 2. In 2016, when Michael Bustamante, Homero Morais and Darlan Rocha scored in a 3-2 home win and Rocha hit the target again to edge an away victory 1-0 and secure the club’s first-ever playoff berth. In 2017, a 3-3 home draw, as Addai hit a hat-trick against his former club, was followed by a 3-1 away win with Addai (2) and Filipe Dutra on target. Last season, the rivals met just once and shared the points in a 2-2 draw in Rhode Island, with Addai again netting twice.
Friday & Sunday’s match facts:
Rhode Island Reds (0-4-1) vs Boston City FC (1-5-2)
Friday, June 7, 2019
Johnston High School
345 Cherry Hill Road, Johnston, RI
Boston City FC (1-5-2) vs Rhode Island Reds (0-4-1)
Sunday, June 9, 2019
Harry Della Russo Stadium
Park Avenue, Revere, MA
Boston City FC vs. Rhode Island Reds match notes: Boston City returns to Harry Della Russo Stadium in Revere having played the club’s previous home match at Hormel Stadium in Medford… Boston City’s record against the Rhode Island Reds is 3-0-2… John Dumbuya is the Lions’ leading scorer this season with four goals, having edged past Jhonata Batista (3) with a goal last week against the Brooklyn Italians… Batista is five goals shy of joining former midfielder Isaac Addai as the club’s all-time leading scorer with 17 goals, but has not scored in the past four matches, missing the last one through injury… Addai was Boston City’s top scorer in 2017 and 2018 and returned to play for the Reds this season… He has missed the past three matches through injury… Addai was the NPSL MVP and joint-top scorer, winning the Golden Ball and Golden Boot awards as a member of the Reds in 2016… Rhode Island midfielder Manuel Louro made one NPSL appearance for the Lions in 2017… Boston City’s home record against the Reds is 1-0-1, while on the road the Lions are 2-0-1… The teams usually produce goals, having averaged four goals per match in previous meetings…
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