DeJuan Jones goal celebration (2021)

FOXBOROUGH, Mass. – The New England Revolution (7-1-2; 23 pts.) extended their winning streak to five games with a 3-2 triumph over the New York Red Bulls (4-5-0, 12 pts.) at Gillette Stadium on Wednesday night. Captain Carles Gil assisted all three of the Revolution’s goals, scored by Tajon Buchanan in the 26th minute, DeJuan Jones in the 32nd minute, and Gustavo Bou in the 51st minute. New York’s Patryk Klimala pulled one back for the visitors in the 53rd minute – marking the first goal New England has conceded from open play at home this season – with Andres Reyes adding New York’s second goal in the 75th minute.


New England now owns a league-high seven wins on the season, as 23 points represents the Revs’ best 10-game start in club history, surpassing 2005 (22 points). The team’s five-game winning streak is its longest since winning six straight in July and August 2015. The Revs will look to match that mark in Sunday night’s upcoming match at FC Dallas (9:00 p.m. ET, TV38, myRITV, 98.5 The Sports Hub, WBIX 1260 AM Nossa Radio USA). The Revolution’s perfect 5-0-0 start in Foxborough is the club’s best-ever home start through five games, beating the previous record of 4-0-1 set in 2014 and 2005. New England is the only MLS side still perfect at home this season.


Gil’s three-assist outburst, a new single-game high for the Spaniard, gives him 10 helpers through 10 games this season – twice the total of any other player. Appearing in his 50th match with the Revolution, Gil now owns four multi-assist games and also registered a game-high six chances created. Buchanan’s goal was his second of the year, while Jones opened his 2021 account. Bou’s fourth goal of the season, and his first game winner, moves him into a tie with Adam Buksa for the team lead. He has scored in each of his last three appearances, the longest goal-scoring streak of his MLS career.


In net, goalkeeper Matt Turner made four saves and picked up his seventh win of the season, most among goalkeepers.


New England hits the road this weekend for the team’s third game in nine days on Sunday, June 27 at FC Dallas. The contest kicks off at 9:00 p.m. ET on TV38, myRITV, 98.5 The Sports Hub, and in Portuguese on WBIX 1260 AM Nossa Radio USA.


POSTGAME NOTES
New England Revolution 3, New York Red Bulls 2
June 23, 2021 – Gillette Stadium (Foxborough, Mass.)


  • The New England Revolution (7-1-2, 23 pts.) defeated the New York Red Bulls (4-5-0, 12 pts.), 3-2, on Wednesday night to remain in first place in the Eastern Conference.
  • New England extended its winning streak to five games, the club’s longest since a six-game streak in 2015.
  • With 23 points through 10 games, the Revs are off to the club’s best ever start through 10 matches, beating the 22 points accrued to start the 2005 season.
  • The Revolution have now recorded three goals in back-to-back contests for the first time since July 22 and July 29, 2017.
  • The Revolution’s seven wins are currently most in MLS, one ahead of Seattle Sounders FC (6), which is yet to play in Week 9.
  • Bruce Arena picked up his 225th regular season win in MLS as his career winning percentage now stands at .600 (225-132-107). His record with New England improves to 23-11-18.
  • Midfielder and captain Carles Gil recorded two assists in the first half – his second straight game with multiple assists and the fourth of his MLS career. He is the first Revolution player to record three assists in a match since Sept. 2, 2017.
  • Gil now has 10 assists through 10 games, more than double the second-place total of five. He also added six key passes on the night, moving his MLS-leading total for the season to 52 – nearly double the second-place total of 27.
  • Gil won nine duels on the night, his second-most this season and fourth-most in his MLS career. The Spanish midfielder added 10 recoveries, tied for the team-high on the night.
  • New England’s three Designated Players – Gustavo Bou, Adam Buksa and Carles Gil – have now factored into 15 of the Revolution’s 17 goals scored this season. Bou and Buksa are tied for the team lead in goals with four.
  • Patryk Klimala’s 53rd-minute goal for New York marked the first time an opponent has scored from open play at Gillette Stadium this season and snapped a streak of 428 minutes in regular season play dating back to November 1, 2020.
  • Tajon Buchanan returned to the starting lineup for the first time since winning four caps with the Canada Men’s National Team in Concacaf World Cup Qualifying. Buchanan marked the occasion with his second goal of the season and second in as many games against the Red Bulls this season.
  • Buchanan added six recoveries, three tackles, two clearances, and an interception.
  • Defender DeJuan Jones scored his first goal of the season in the first half of Wednesday’s contest. The goal was Jones’ second of his career and first since April 27, 2019. Jones also recorded team-highs in possessions gained (10) and interceptions (4).
  • Gustavo Bou made his 40th regular season appearance for New England, scoring his fourth goal of the season to tie Adam Buksa for the team lead. The Argentinian forward now owns four goals and one assist in four career games played against New York.
  • Bou’s three-game scoring streak is the longest of his MLS career.
  • Henry Kessler registered his 30th MLS appearance and 25th start tonight. Kessler had a team-high five clearances and added three recoveries, two tackles, one interception, and one blocked shot defensively.
  • Andrew Farrell moves within one game of 250 regular season appearances for his career, all with New England.
  • Matt Turner picked up his MLS-leading seventh win of the season, recording four saves on the night.
  • Teal Bunbury returned to the Starting XI for the first time since May 16. With tonight’s start, Bunbury is now two appearances shy of 300 for his MLS career. Bunbury finished the night with a shot on target, 81 percent of his passes completed, five recoveries, and two clearances in a 70-minute shift.
  • Midfielder Tommy McNamara started his second consecutive match, playing 90 minutes and finishing with eight duels won, a team-high five tackles, three recoveries, two clearances, and one interception.
  • The Revolution’s Starting XI featured three changes from the club’s most recent match, a 3-2 win at New York City FC last Saturday. Henry Kessler, Tajon Buchanan, and Teal Bunbury start in place of Jon Bell, Maciel, and Arnór Traustason.


GAME CAPSULE

REFEREE: Robert Sibiga;
Assistant Referees: Jeffrey Swartzel (AR1); Art Arustamyan (AR2);
4th: Elijio Arreguin;
Video Assistant Referee: Younes Marrakchi;
Weather: 70 degrees and clear


Scoring Summary:
NE – Tajon Buchanan 2 (Carles Gil 8) 26’
NE – DeJuan Jones 1 (Carles Gil 9) 33’
NE – Gustavo Bou 4 (Carles Gil 10) 51’
NY – Patryk Klimala 1 (Fabio 5, John Tolkin 1) 53’
NY – Andres Reyes 2 (Unassisted) 75’


Misconduct Summary:
NY – Kyle Duncan (Yellow Card – Bad Foul) 29’
NY – Matt Polster (Yellow Card – Bad Foul) 35’


New England Revolution: Matt Turner; DeJuan Jones, Andrew Farrell, Henry Kessler, Brandon Bye; Tommy McNamara, Matt Polster (Maciel 46’); Tajon Buchanan (Scott Caldwell 87’), Carles Gil ©, Teal Bunbury (Arnór Traustason 70’); Gustavo Bou (Adam Buksa 81’).


Substitutes Not Used: Brad Knighton, Jon Bell, A.J. DeLaGarza, Emmanuel Boateng, Edward Kizza.


New York Red Bulls: Carlos Coronel; Kyle Duncan, Andres Reyes, Sean Nealis, John Tolkin (Jason Pendant 81’); Sean Davis ©, Thomas Edwards, Frankie Amaya (Wikelman Carmona 53’) , Dru Yearwood (Tom Barlow 66’); Fabio, Patryk Klimala.


Substitutes Not Used: Ryan Meara, Omir Fernandez, Amro Tarek.

<strong>New England Revolution</strong>
<strong>Team Statistics</strong>
<strong>New York Red Bulls</strong>
<p align="center">10 (6)</p>
<p align="center" style="margin-left:.5in;">Shots (on Target)</p>
<p align="center">21 (6)</p>
<p align="center">2</p>
<p align="center" style="margin-left:.5in;">Blocked Shots</p>
<p align="center">4</p>
<p align="center">4</p>
<p align="center">Saves</p>
<p align="center">4</p>
<p align="center">2</p>
<p align="center">Corner Kicks</p>
<p align="center">6</p>
<p align="center">1</p>
<p align="center">Offsides</p>
<p align="center">1</p>
<p align="center">10</p>
<p align="center">Fouls</p>
<p align="center">14</p>
<p align="center">405 (72.1%)</p>
<p align="center">Passes Attempted (% Completed)</p>
<p align="center">410 (75.4%)</p>
<p align="center">49.7%</p>
<p align="center">Possession</p>
<p align="center">50.3%</p>