Be sure to check back here on the blog later tonight (7 p.m. kickoff) for live, in-game updates from the Revs’ first preseason match of 2011 against the University of Central Florida.
FINAL: New England 2, UCF 0
86′ last five miutes to play and the Revs are still pushing and earning corner kicks from Nyassi. McCarthy elevates and gets on the end of Sousa’s service but his header is high.
84′ Sinovic’s curling shot from the outside of left foot from 35 yards hits the left post.
83′ Schilawski and Dube try to link at the top of the box, but the UCF defense steps up and deflects their final pass.
79′ Schilawski comes close to picking a defender’s pocket. at the edge of the area.
75′ Nyassi draws another corner kick. Sousa has been taking them with this player grouping. Cochran and Dube both got their heads on the service but the shot goes wide.
71′ Linck’s header off a Nyassi cross is blocked, and Nyassi’s putback in set over the endline for a corner.
70′ Kevan George gets shown a yellow for a high elbow at the neck on an aerial challenge with McCarthy. (So his elbows had to be pretty high)
67′ secong unit of Revs are continuing to push the tempo and keeo UCF’s defense and midfield pinned back.
61′ Wholesale subs. Current Revs lineup is
Murray – Sinovic, Soares, Cochrane, Boggs – Linck, Sousa, McCarthy, Nyassi – Schilawski, Dube
60′ Revs 2, UCF 0 … Joseph redirected Tierney’s free kick for a goal.
60′ Tim Murray makes a scheduled substitution for Shuttleworth
59′ Soares plays a long ball over the top to Stolica who shoulders off his defender, but his angled shot is hight.
55′ UCF’s Cameron Cooksey breaks down the right wing vs. Domi, but Soares cuts in to put out the threat as they got to the box
51′ Boggs gets shouldered off he ball deep in the field for a foul, leading to a turnover for UCF
and we’re underway in the second half. no sub changes yet for the Revs.
HALFTIME: Revolution 1, UCF 0
45′ UCF picks up a CK near the end of the half, but they put the eventual shot high
43′ Stolica’s lofted shot off the crossbar was apparently deflected for a Revs CK, but the service goes right to the keeper.
42′ Joseph sends a long ball out of the midfield to Tierney, who lays off for Perovic. His shot was saved.
Revolution 1, UCF 0: Kinne (unassisted)
35′ and another Revs CK off Perovic’s work. Tierney’s initial shot was saved, and came out where Kinne’s volley was deflected in (was going in anyway) 1-0 Revs
34′ UCF earns their first CK of the night, which the Revs clear
33′ tempers flare betwewen Perovic and UCF’s Kevan George and they had to be separted by the ref. no cautions, just stern verbal warnings.
31′ Shuttleworth comes on fr Reis in goal in a planned substitution.
30′ Stolica draws a free kick right at the edge of the area… Tierney goes for a service on goal, missing the runner comig across and was handled easily the GK
28′ after UCF punts it down the wing, they get a shot off from close range, but it goes into the side of the netting
26′ Perovic draws a free kick from 25 yards … his service is deflected by UCF out over the end line for a corner kick.
23′ Revs draw another CK off a move down the left wing. Soares’ flicked header off the service is high over the crossbar.
22′ UCF makes a change at right mid
18′ Revs pick up a corner kick when Tierney’s chance is denied
17′ Kinne makes a move to cut in near the edge of the area and is taken down. Perovic’s curling free kick is just high.
13′ getting a bit chippy on the field … Alston in having an ice bag applied to his left hamstring area.
12′ and Boggs is on for Alston at right back
10′ looks like we’ll have an early change with Zak Boggs coming on for Alston who came up limo after a tackle in the backfield.
8′ Perovic breaks through down left center channel, but his shot close in is smothered by the keeper
5′ play running through the midfield for both teams early on
and we’re underway
Tonight’s lineup: Matt Reis – Kevin Alston, AJ Soares, Darrius Barnes, Didier Domi – Ryan Kinne, Pat Phelan, Shalrie Joseph, Chris Tierney – Ilija Stolica, Marko Perovic
We’re about 5 minutes from kickoff now.