Recap | Revs and NYCFC trade second-half goals, battle to 1-1 draw at Gillette Stadium

4_1_23 Carles Gil vs. New York City FC

FOXBOROUGH, Mass. (April 1, 2023) – The New England Revolution (4-1-1; 13 pts.) played New York City FC (2-2-2; 8 pts.) to a 1-1 draw on Saturday night at Gillette Stadium. Notching a team-high five shots, Carles Gil tallied his first goal of the season as Djordje Petrović made two saves to secure the point for the Revolution.

Scoreless through the first half, New England almost broke through in the 63rd minute as midfielder Dylan Borrero sent in a cross that deflected off of New York City’s Mitja Illenic into the back of the net. The goal was disallowed for offsides after a check by the Video Assistant Referee.

The Revolution broke the deadlock seven minutes later, as Bobby Wood passed to Gil who sent a low, left-footed shot from outside the box into the bottom-right corner. New York City equalized in the 80th minute when Talles Magno nodded home a header off a corner kick. 

Homegrown Players Jack Panayotou (Cambridge, Mass.) and Noel Buck (Arlington, Mass.) started together for the second straight match. Buck made his sixth start of the season while Panayotou earned his MLS home debut in a 45-minute outing, before he was replaced at halftime by Dylan Borrero, fresh off his third senior cap with the Colombia National Team. 

Midfielder Christian Makoun, who also returned this week from a call-up to the Venezuela National Team, made his first start of the 2023 season, slotting in for Matt Polster who missed Saturday’s match due to illness. Makoun logged 86 minutes and recording two shots with one on target in the match. 

New England remains at home next weekend for a meeting with CF Montréal on Saturday, April 8, 7:30 p.m. ET at Gillette Stadium. Watch on MLS Season Pass on the Apple TV app in English or Spanish. Listen on 98.5 The Sports Hub (WBZ-FM), also available on MLS Season Pass, or 1260 AM Nossa Radio (Portuguese).


  • The Revolution remain unbeaten at home (2-0-1) and against Eastern Conference foes in 2023 (3-0-1).
  • New England moved to 10-7-5 in the all-time series against New York City FC, including a 6-2-3 mark at Gillette Stadium. 
  • M Carles Gil made his third start of the season and first since March 4, tallying New England’s lone goal on the night and finishing the match with five shots – tied for the highest single-game total by a Revolution player this year. 
  • F Bobby Wood made the 25th start of his MLS career, marking the occasion with his second assist of the season – matching his total from the previous two seasons with Real Salt Lake. 
  • F Gustavo Bou earned his fourth straight start to open the 2023 campaign, putting in a full 90-minute shift for the first time this season. Bou registered four shots with one on target. 
  • M Jack Panayotou, an 18-year-old Homegrown product from Cambridge, Mass., made his home MLS debut with his second straight start, logging 45 minutes. 
  • M Noel Buck earned his sixth start in as many games to open the year. Buck will turn 18 this week on April 5th with 57 professional appearances between the Revolution (13) and Revolution II (44).
  • D Brandon Bye finished the night with a team-high three chances created, adding three clearances and two interceptions defensively.
  • D DeJuan Jones won a team-high nine duels on the night, also adding two tackles.

New England Revolution 1, New York City FC 1
April 1, 2023 – Gillette Stadium (Foxborough, Mass.)

Referee: Ismail Elfath 
Assistant Referees: Corey Parker (AR1); Brian Dunn (AR2)
Fourth Official: Sergei Boiko 
Video Assistant Referee: Edvin Jurisevic 
Assistant Video Assistant Referee: Joshua Patlak
Weather: 57 degrees and cloudy
Attendance: 18,521

Scoring Summary: 
NE – Carles Gil 1 (Bobby Wood 2) 70’
NYC – Talles Magno 2 (Gabriel Pereira 2) 80’

Misconduct Summary: 
NYC – Mitja Ilenič (Yellow Card – Tactical Foul) 32’

New England Revolution: Djordje Petrović; DeJuan Jones, Dave Romney, Henry Kessler, Brandon Bye; Christian Makoun (Emmanuel Boateng 86’), Noel Buck (Andrew Farrell 90’+2), Jack Panayotou (Dylan Borrero 45’), Carles Gil ©; Gustavo Bou, Bobby Wood (Jozy Altidore 73’)

Substitutes Not Used: Earl Edwards Jr., Esmir Bajraktarević, Omar Gonzalez, Justin Rennicks, Giacomo Vrioni

New York City FC: Luis Barraza; Braian Cufré (Kevin O’Toole 80’), Thiago Martins, Maxime Chanot, Mitja Ilenič; Keaton Parks (Alfredo Morales 65’), James Sands ©; Gabriel Segal (Gabriel Pereira 65’), Santiago Rodríguez, Matías Pellegrini (Richard Ledezma 65’); Talles Magno.

Substitutes Not Used: Matt Freese, Tony Alfaro, Justin Haak, Andres Jasson, Stephen Turnbull.

Full statistics available HERE.