BRONX, N.Y. – The New England Revolution (6-6-7; 25 pts.) saw their undefeated streak end at 10 games with a 4-2 loss at New York City FC (9-4-5, 32 pts.) on Saturday afternoon at Yankee Stadium. Revolution forward Gustavo Bou scored twice to give him six goals in the last seven games, while goalkeeper Djordje Petrović logged seven saves. However, the Revolution could not overcome a tumultuous first half that featured three first-half penalty kicks awarded to the hosts and a red card ejection of Andrew Farrell.
The Revolution fell behind early as New York City’s Talles Magno was fouled by Farrell to draw a penalty, which he converted in the 10th minute. New England quickly pulled level courtesy of Bou’s fifth goal of the season in the 18th minute. Carles Gil launched the attack by playing Sebastian Lletget in behind the NYCFC defense. Lletget raced to the endline and sent a cutback pass to Bou, who one-timed a shot past Sean Johnson with his right foot.
New York City was awarded another penalty kick in the 32nd minute, but Petrović kept the score level as the newcomer guessed correctly against Valentin Castellanos. The 22-year-old dove to his right for the stop, one of his MLS-career-high seven saves on the day. In the 41st minute, Farrell was ejected after another foul in the box. This time, Castellanos made no mistake from the spot and put NYCFC ahead 2-1 before halftime. After the intermission, New York City widened the gap to two goals with a tally from Gabriel Pereira in the 49th minute.
The Revolution created several late chances to cut into the deficit, including a shot from Lletget that struck the woodwork in the 60th minute. Bou pulled one back for the visitors with his second goal of the match in the 77th minute. Carles Gil was awarded with his ninth assist on the play – one behind the MLS lead. DeJuan Jones, who provided the primary helper, and Lletget are now tied for second on the Revolution with five assists each.
New England’s comeback effort ultimately fell short as Castellanos scored his second goal of the match, and NYCFC’s fourth, in the 82nd minute to put the game out of reach. The loss is New England’s first in MLS action since April 23, snapping their MLS-best streak, and the team’s first defeat on the road in the last five away games.
The Revolution continue the three-game road swing next Saturday, July 16 against the Philadelphia Union. The match at Subaru Park kicks off a 7:30 p.m. ET on WSBK-TV38, myRITV (Rhode Island), and CoziTV (Western Mass.), as well as on the radio via 98.5 The Sports Hub and 1260 AM Nossa Radio in Portuguese.
New England Revolution 2, New York City FC 4
July 9, 2022 – Yankee Stadium (Bronx, N.Y.)
- Bruce Arena made one change to his Starting XI from last Sunday’s match against FC Cincinnati, as midfielder Tommy McNamara returned from suspension to start in place of Maciel.
- Gustavo Bou notched his third multi-goal game for New England across the regular season and playoffs, giving him six goals in his last seven games. The Argentinian has now scored four goals with one assist in seven league matches against New York City FC.
- Bou has now totaled 37 goals since debuting for the Revolution in July 2019, including playoffs, the third most in MLS over that span. His 35 regular season goals are tied with Juan Agudelo for ninth in club history.
- Sebastian Lletget registered an assist for the second consecutive match, giving him five on the season – tied for second most on the team. Lletget has contributed to a goal in three consecutive away games.
- Carles Gil found the scoresheet with his ninth assist of the season, one behind the MLS lead (10). Gil pushed his league-leading total to 66 chances created with two on the day.
- DeJuan Jones provided the primary assist on Bou’s second goal, his second game in a row with a helper, to tie his career high with five in a season. The five assists are third most among MLS defenders.
- Djordje Petrović recorded seven saves in the match, the most in his young MLS career, including a penalty kick save against Valentin Castellanos in the first half.
Referee: Tim Ford
Assistant Referees: Logan Brown (AR1), Kevin Klinger (AR2)
Fourth Official: J.C. Griggs
Video Assistant Referee: Kevin Terry Jr.
Assistant Video Assistant Referee: Jeff Muschik
Weather: 83 degrees and partly cloudy.
NYC – Talles Magno 5 (Penalty Kick) 10’
NE – Gustavo Bou 5 (Sebastian Lletget 5) 19’
NYC – Valentín Castellanos 11 (Penalty Kick) 44’
NYC – Gabriel Pereira 4 (Unassisted) 49’
NE – Gustavo Bou 6 (DeJuan Jones 5, Carles Gil 9) 77’
NYC – Valentín Castellanos 12 (Unassisted) 82’
NYC – Valentín Castellanos (Yellow Card – Handball) 36’
NE – Andrew Farrell (Red Card – Denial of Obvious Goalscoring Opportunity) 43’
NYC – Justin Haak (Yellow Card – Bad Foul) 70’
NE – Bruce Arena (Yellow Card – Dissent) 78’
NE – Carles Gil (Yellow Card – Dissent) 84’
New England Revolution: Djordje Petrović; DeJuan Jones, Andrew Farrell, Henry Kessler, Brandon Bye; Wilfrid Kaptoum (Jon Bell 46’), Tommy McNamara (Matt Polster 71’); Dylan Borrero (Arnór Traustason 71’), Carles Gil ©, Sebastian Lletget (Emmanuel Boateng 78’); Gustavo Bou.
Substitutes Not Used: Earl Edwards Jr., Jozy Altidore, A.J. DeLaGarza Omar Gonzalez, Maciel.
New York City FC: Sean Johnson ©; Tayvon Gray, Thiago Martins (Maxime Chanot 84’), Alexander Callens, Malte Amundsen; Alfredo Morales, Nicolás Acevedo (Justin Haak 67’); Santiago Rodriguez, Maximiliano Moralez (Gabriel Pereira 46’), Talles Magno (Thiago Andrade 67’); Valentín Castellanos.
Substitutes Not Used: Luis Barraza, Christopher Gloster, Andres Jasson, Gedion Zelalem.
Full statistics available HERE.