6_26_22 Petrovic vs. Vancouver Whitecaps

VANCOUVER – The New England Revolution (6-5-6; 24 pts.) extended their unbeaten streak to nine games with a 0-0 draw against Vancouver Whitecaps FC (6-8-3; 21 pts.) at BC Place on Sunday night. Revolution goalkeeper Djordje Petrović recorded six saves, a new personal best with New England, in his first clean-sheet performance and the team’s third of the season.

Gustavo Bou started at forward and recorded eight shot attempts, tied for the most in a game by a Revolution player this season. Dylan Borrero played an 81-minute shift in his fourth straight start and nearly broke the deadlock with a right-footed shot in the 53rd minute that struck the crossbar. Carles Gil teed up Borrero for another dangerous opportunity moments later, one of Gil’s game-high six chances created, but the Colombian’s shot was parried by Cody Cropper.

There were chances at both ends as the two teams finished even with 16 shots apiece. Petrović, whose record moves to 2-0-2 in MLS play, was assisted by a resolute defensive performance from a backline anchored by Andrew Farrell and Jon Bell, with DeJuan Jones and A.J. DeLaGarza starting on the outside. Bell and Farrell, starting together in central defense for the third straight game, combined for 11 clearances.

New England’s record against the Whitecaps moves to 5-2-4, with a 3-0-2 mark since 2016. The Revolution have collected points in nine consecutive games, tied for the fourth longest streak in club history. This is the club’s sixth nine-game stretch without a loss, and its fourth since 2019.

The Revolution, who sit above the playoff line in sixth place at the midway point of their regular season, return home next Sunday, July 3 for a 7:30 p.m. ET meeting with FC Cincinnati at Gillette Stadium. The club’s “Salute to Heroes” match will honor military members, first responders, and their families. In addition, there will be an Independence Day fireworks display following the match. The match airs locally on WSBK-TV38 and myRITV (Rhode Island) and on the radio via 98.5 The Sports Hub and 1260 AM Nossa Radio (Portuguese).

POSTGAME NOTES
New England Revolution 0, Vancouver Whitecaps FC 0
June 26, 2022 – BC Place (Vancouver, British Columbia)

TEAM NOTES

  • The Revolution extended their unbeaten streak to nine games (4-0-5) dating back to April 30. The streak is tied for the fourth longest in club history and marks the fourth such streak of nine or more games unbeaten since 2019.
  • The Revolution extended their unbeaten streak in the Pacific Time Zone to 12 games dating back to June 18, 2016.
  • The result marks the first scoreless draw for New England since August 4, 2021 (0-0 vs. Nashville SC).
  • The Revolution improved its unbeaten streak against Vancouver to five games (3-0-2), with its last loss to the Whitecaps coming in 2015.
  • Bruce Arena made one change to his Starting XI from last Sunday’s victory over Minnesota United, as midfielder Arnór Traustason entered the lineup in place of forward Jozy Altidore.

INDIVIDUAL NOTES

  • Djordje Petrović collected his first clean sheet for the Revolution with a six-save performance in his fourth MLS start, moving his record to 2-0-2 on the season. The six saves are an MLS-high for the Serbian.
  • Gustavo Bou registered a game-high eight shots on the night, one shy of his MLS career high.
  • Dylan Borrero made his fourth consecutive start and his sixth appearance since arriving in New England in May. He registered two shots, one shot on target, and one chance created.
  • Carles Gil added four shots to go along with a game-high six chances created, moving his league-leading total to 61 key passes on the season.
  • Jon Bell recorded his third consecutive start, completing 88 of his 96 passes and registering team highs in clearances (7), duels won (6), and aerials won (5).
  • Wilfrid Kaptoum recorded his sixth consecutive start in central midfield and the 30th appearance of his MLS regular season career.
  • Damian Rivera made his first MLS appearance since May 21, entering the game as a substitute in the 82nd minute.

GAME CAPSULE
Referee: Filip Dujic
Assistant Referees: Michael Barwegen (AR1), Gianni Facchini (AR2)
Fourth Official: Silviu Petrescu
Video Assistant Referee: Geoff Gamble
Assistant Video Assistant Referee: Jeremy Hanson
Weather: 82 degrees and clear (roof open)
Attendance: 15,084

Scoring Summary:
None

Misconduct Summary:
VAN – Cristian Dájome (Yellow Card – Bad Foul) 24’
NE – Tommy McNamara (Yellow Card – Tactical Foul) 69’

New England Revolution: Djordje Petrović; DeJuan Jones, Andrew Farrell, Jon Bell, A.J. DeLaGarza (Ryan Spaulding 66’); Wilfrid Kaptoum (Jozy Altidore 62’), Tommy McNamara; Dylan Borrero (Damian Rivera 82’), Carles Gil ©, Arnór Traustason (Emmanuel Boateng 66’); Gustavo Bou.

Substitutes Not Used: Earl Edwards Jr., Omar Gonzalez, Maciel, Ben Reveno, Justin Rennicks.

Vancouver Whitecaps FC: Cody Cropper; Ranko Veselinovic, Tristan Blackmon, Javain Brown; Marcus Godinho (Luis Martins 78’), Leonard Owusu (Russell Teibert 66’), Ryan Gauld, Andrés Cubas, Ryan Raposo (Brian White 66’); Déiber Caicedo (Cristian Dájome 20’), Lucas Cavallini ©.

Substitutes Not Used: Isaac Boehmer, Caio Alexandre, Florian Jungwirth, Pedro Vite, Tosaint Ricketts.

Full statistics available HERE.