Match Recap | Toronto FC II 1(4)-1(5) New England Revolutions II | April 19, 2024


Toronto FC II played out a 1-1 tie against New England Revolution II at the end of 90 minutes at York Lions Stadium on Friday night, before the visitors triumphed in the MLS NEXT Pro shootout to gain the extra point.

TFC II Head Coach Gianni Cimini made three changes to the starting lineup from last weekend’s home opening win against FC Cincinnati 2, with Marko Stojadinovic, debutant Charlie Staniland and Dékwon Barrow replacing Tristan Pusztahegyi, Lucas Olguin and Charlie Sharp.

The Young Reds opened the scoring early when Julian Altobelli cooly slotted past JD Gunn following a pair of headers from Mark Fisher and Jesús Batiz inside the New England box. Making his 75th TFC II appearance, Altobelli’s 11th goal for the Young Reds in the sixth minute of play opened his goalscoring account for the 2024 MLS NEXT Pro campaign.

Revs II carved out an equalizer late in stoppage time of the first half, when Marcos Dias scored against the run of play ensuring the two sides went into the half-time break tied at one apiece.

With both sides unable to find a second half winner, TFC II and New England Revolution II played out their first MLS NEXT Pro shootout of the season with the visitors taking the extra point on the night in a 5-4 result.

Up next, Toronto FC II (1-2-1; 4 points) hit the road to face Orlando City B (3:00 p.m. ET) at Osceola Heritage Park in Kissimmee, Florida. The match will be available to watch on and the MLS YouTube channel.


TOR – Julian Altobelli 6’ (Jesús Batiz)

NE – Marcos Dias 45+1’ (Alex Monis)

TOR – Antony Curic – miss (0:0)
NE – Marcos Dias – goal (0:1)

TOR – Matthew Catavolo – goal (1:1)
NE – Olger Escobar – miss (1:1)
TOR – Hassan Ayari – goal (2:1)
NE – Joshua Bolma – goal (2:2)
TOR – Theo Rigopoulos – miss (2:2)
NE – Victor Souza – goal (2:3)

TOR – Mark Fisher – goal (3:3)
NE – Jack Panayotou – miss (3:3)
TOR – Ythallo – goal (4:3)
NE – Luka Borovic – goal (4:4)

TOR – Marko Stojadinovic – miss (4:4)

NE – Alexandru Parvu – goal (4:5)


TOR – Charlie Staniland 2’ (caution)

NE – Hesron Barry 24’ (caution)

TOR – Nathaniel Edwards 39’ (caution)


TORONTO FC II – Adisa De Rosario; Marko Stojadinovic, Adam Pearlman, Ythallo; Nathaniel Edwards (Theo Rigopoulos 63’), Charlie Staniland (Lucas Olguin 63’), Markus Cimermancic, Jesús Batiz (Antony Curic 84’); Mark Fisher, Julian Altobelli (C) (Hassan Ayari 68’), Dékwon Barrow (Matthew Catavolo 84’)

Substitutes Not Used: Shafique Wilson, Lazar Stefanovic, Tristan Pusztahegyi, Philip Igbinobaro

NEW ENGLAND REVOLUTION II – JD Gunn; Eric Klein (Alexandru Parvu 81’), Victor Souza (C), Santiago Suárez, Hesron Barry; Maciel, Jack Panayotou, Patrick Leal (Luka Borovic 74’); Alex Monis (Olger Escobar 73’), Gevork Diarbian (Joshua Bolma 66’), Marcos Dias

Substitutes Not Used: Maxwell Weinstein, Steban Lopera, Colby Quinones, Brandonn Bueno, Andrej Bjelajac


  • Charlie Staniland made his debut and first start for Toronto FC II.
  • Hassan Ayari also made his debut for Toronto FC II after entering the match in the 68th
  • Julian Altobelli made his 75th appearance for TFC II and scored his first goal of the 2024 MLS NEXT Pro campaign.

Adam Pearlman made his 50th MLS NEXT Pro regular season appearance for TFC II.