FOXBOROUGH, Mass. – The New England Revolution (8-7-9; 33 pts.) beat DC United (6-14-4; 22 pts.), 1-0, Saturday night at Gillette Stadium as the club recorded their fourth shutout consecutive game against tying a club record. Djordje Petrović registered three saves while midfielder Carles Gil, fresh from his appearance in Wednesday’s MLS All-Star Game, scored his fifth goal of the season with assists from Brandon Bye and Tommy McNamara. Hometown Noel Buck, a 17-year-old from Arlington, Mass., also made his MLS debut in the game.
New England got on the board early when McNamara sent a pass behind the DC defense for Bye, who chased the ball to the baseline and clipped a pass into the box for Carles Gil to meet a finish of the left foot. The reigning MLS MVP took his total to 17 goals and assists combined, which ranks him among the top 10 in MLS. Gil finished the night with a record nine shots, also a personal best in a single game. With Bye’s sixth assist, the right-back equals a Revolution club record for assists by a defender in a single season. Bye made his 125th regular season appearance and eclipsed 10,000 career minutes played in the game.
Buck entered the contest in the 63rd minute, replacing fellow Homegrown midfielder Damian Rivera. The Boston-area native recorded 27 minutes in his first MLS appearance, recording one shot and one created chance. Defender Christian Makoun, acquired from Charlotte FC earlier this month, also made his Revolution debut in the match, coming on in the 78th minute for striker Justin Rennicks.
Tonight’s game also marked sporting director and head coach Bruce Arena’s 100th regular season game with the Revolution since taking over in 2019. Arena’s regular season record in New England improves to 46-22-32. His .620 winning percentage with the Revolution is the best in club history and even better than his career mark of .603, which is the highest winning percentage in MLS history (min. 100 games ).
The Revolution travel north of the border next week for a pair of Eastern Conference clashes, starting Wednesday, August 17 at Toronto FC. The game at BMO Field will begin at 7:30 p.m. ET on WSBK-TV38, myRITV, CoziTV, 98.5 The Sports Hub and WBIX 1260 AM Nossa Radio.
- New England’s 1-0 shutout victory marks the club’s fourth consecutive clean sheet, tying a club record, and extends the Revolution’s shutout streak to 371 minutes, the longest active streak in MLS.
- The Revolution has now posted four clean sheets in a row for the first time since a four-game streak from May 18 to June 18, 2013. The Revolution has never recorded five consecutive shutouts.
- New England have now won six straight games at halftime, going 7-1-1 at intermission this season.
- The Revs are unbeaten in 12 straight home games against DC United (7-0-5), dating back to 2013, their second-longest home unbeaten streak against an MLS opponent in club history (RBNY – 20 games) .
- Carlos Gil returned from the MLS All-Star Game and scored his fifth game-winning goal of the season in the 18th minute. Gil finished Saturday with a record nine shots, also his MLS single-game record, and four on target.
- Gil’s nine shots on Saturday are the most by a Revolution player in any game this season.
- goodbye brandon notched his sixth assist of the season, equaling the club single-season record for most assists by a defender, first set in 2002 by Jay Heaps and equaled in 2015 by Chris Tierney.
- Goodbye made his 125th MLS appearance tonight, eclipsing 10,000 regular season minutes in MLS. Goodbye won all 10 of his duels, earned two tackles and added four chances created on the night.
- Tommy McNamara was credited with a secondary assist on Gil’s first goal, his fourth assist of the season and his third in the last two games.
- Christmas Buck became the seventh Revolution Homegrown Player to make his MLS debut for New England. The midfielder from Arlington, Mass. played 27 minutes off the bench, registering a key assist.
- Djordje Petrovic became the first Revolution goalkeeper to collect four consecutive shutouts since Bobby Shuttleworth in 2013, also the last time the club accomplished the feat. Petrovicwho earned back-to-back MLS Team of the Week honors, now boasts five clean sheets and a 4-2-5 record in his first 11 MLS starts.
- DeJuan Jones notched a new career high with five chances created on the night. The left-back also added a team-high three interceptions.
- Bruce Arenawho coached his 100th MLS regular season game with the New England Revolution, made two changes to his starting XI since last Saturday’s win at Orlando City SC with Emmanuel Boateng and Damien Rivera start instead of matt polster and Maciel.
New England Revolution 1, DC United 0
August 13, 2022 – Gillette Stadium (Foxborough, Mass.)
Arbitrator: Malik Badaoui
Assistant referees: Jeremy Kieso (AR1), Ian McKay (AR2)
Fourth official: Marcos De Oliveira
Video assistant referee: Jorge Gonzalez
Assistant Referee Video Assistant: Nick Uranga
Time: 71 degrees and mostly cloudy
NOPE – Carles Gil 5 (Brandon Bye 6, Tommy McNamara 4) 18′
Summary of misconduct:
CC – Victor Palsson (Yellow Card – Tactical Foul) 81′
CC – Jackson Hopkins (Yellow Card – Bad Foul) 84′
New England Revolution: Djordje Petrovic; DeJuan Jones, Andrew Farrell, Henry Kessler, Brandon Bye; Wilfrid Kaptoum, Tommy McNamara, Emmanuel Boateng (Omar Gonzalez 88′), Carles Gil©, Damian Rivera (Noel Buck 63′); Justin Rennicks (Christian Makoun 79′).
Subs not used: Earl Edwards Jr., Esmir Bajraktarevic, Jon Bell, AJ DeLaGarza, Ben Reveno, Ryan Spaulding.
DC United: Raphael Romo; Andy Najar (Ted Ku-DiPietro 82′), Steve Birnbaum©, Tony Alfaro, Sami Guediri (Kimarni Smith 45′); Chris Durkin, Victor Palsson, Ravel Morrison; Miguel Berry (Sofiane Djeffal 72′), Martin Rodriguez (Jackson Hopkins 72′), Ola Kamara (Taxiarchis Fountas 59′).
Subs not used: David Ochoa, Russell Canouse, Drew Skundrich, Donovan Pines.
Complete statistics available HERE.