Recap | Gil's two-assist performance not enough as Revs suffer 3-2 road loss to D.C. United

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WASHINGTON, D.C. – The New England Revolution (2-5-1; 7 pts.) fell to D.C. United (3-4-0; 9 pts.), 3-2, on Saturday night at Audi Field. Defender Brandon Bye netted the opening goal six minutes into the match on a right-footed shot from outside the box with assists from midfielders Carles Gil and Emmanuel Boateng. Forward Adam Buksa added a goal for New England with a header in the 86th minute on Gil’s second assist of the night. Midfielder Taxiarchis Fountas guided the visitors with two goals and one assist.

Bye’s goal was his second tally of the season, matching a career high through just six appearances for the defender in 2022. Gil logged his first two-assist performance of the season and the ninth of his Revolution career in all competitions. Boateng also registered an assist on Bye’s goal, his first helper of 2022, as he surpassed 7,000 career minutes played.

Buksa netted his second goal of the season with his headed finish, giving him two goals in MLS play and four in all competitions. The Poland National Team forward leads all MLS players with 11 headed goals since the start of 2020. Buksa registered his 60th appearance in MLS tonight and finished the match with a game-high eight shots. On the defensive end, Andrew Farrell became the second player in club history to record 300 starts in a New England uniform, as he tied Shalrie Joseph (305) for the most appearances in all competitions.

The Revolution return home to Foxborough next weekend to host Inter Miami CF on Saturday, April 30. The match kicks off at 7:30 p.m. ET at Gillette Stadium and airs on WBZ CBS Boston, myRITV, 98.5 The Sports Hub, and 1260 AM Nossa Radio in Portuguese. CBS Boston’s pregame coverage begins with “Revolution Kickoff” at 7:00 pm. ET.

New England Revolution 2, D.C. United 3
April 23, 2022 – Audi Field (Washington, D.C.)

  • Brandon Bye netted his second goal, matching the defender’s career-high in just his sixth appearance of the season. Bye tallied four shots tonight, two on target. 
  • Carles Gil collected his second and third assists of the MLS season. The Spanish midfielder now owns 37 assists in his MLS career, surpassing Joe-Max Moore for sixth most on New England’s all-time list. 
  • Gil notched his seventh multi-assist performance in MLS, and his ninth in all competitions. 
  • Gil finished tonight’s match with a game-high seven chances created and four fouls won, in addition to his two assists. 
  • Emmanuel Boateng logged his first assist of the season and surpassed 7,000 career minutes played in MLS. The midfielder now owns three goals and five assists over 18 appearances in league play for the Revolution. 
  • Adam Buksa netted his second goal of the season, his fourth across all competitions in 2022, and registered his 60th MLS appearance tonight. The Polish striker finished tonight’s match with a game-high eight shots. 
  • Buksa now has 11 headed goals in the MLS regular season and playoffs, most in MLS since he entered the league in 2020. 
  • Andrew Farrell became the second player in club history to register 300 starts across all competitions, joining Matt Reis. The veteran defender also matched the club record for appearances across all competitions, equaling Shalrie Joseph (305). Farrell led New England’s defense with 10 possessions gained, four tackles, and two interceptions. 
  • Revolution Homegrown Player Damian Rivera appeared off the bench in tonight’s content. The Cranston, R.I. native completed 10 of his 14 pass attempts and registered one shot on target in a 32-minute performance. 
  • Tonight’s Starting XI featured no changes from last Saturday’s match against Charlotte FC, marking the first time this season that Bruce Arena deployed the same starting lineup for consecutive matches.

Referee: Marcos DeOliveira 
Assistant Referees: Gianni Facchini (AR1), Tyler Wyrostek (AR2) 
Fourth Official: Elvis Osmanovic 
Video Assistant Referee: Edvin Jurisevic 
Assistant Video Assistant Referee: Craig Lowry 
Weather: 71 degrees and sunny

Scoring Summary:
NE- Brandon Bye 2 (Carles Gil 2, Emmanuel Boateng 1) 6’
DC- Taxiarchis Fountas 1 (unassisted) 26’
DC- Michael Estrada 3 (Taxiarchis Fountas 1, Julian Gressel 3) 39’
DC- Taxiarchis Fountas 2 (unassisted)
NE- Adam Buksa 2 (Carles Gil 3) 86’

Misconduct Summary:
DC- Julian Gressel (Yellow Card- Hard Foul) 33’ 
NE- DeJuan Jones (Yellow Card- Hard Foul) 65’
NE- Adam Buksa (Yellow Card- Argument) 87’
NE- Henry Kessler (Yellow Card- Dissent) 89’

New England Revolution: Brad Knighton; Brandon Bye, Andrew Farrell, DeJuan Jones, Omar Gonzalez (Henry Kessler 46’); Matt Polster, Emmanuel Boateng (Damian Rivera 58’), Carles Gil ©, Sebastian Lletget (Tommy McNamara 75’); Adam Buksa, Justin Rennicks (Jozy Altidore 58’)       

Substitutes Not Used: Earl Edwards Jr., Noel Buck, A.J. DeLaGarza, Wilfrid Kaptoum, Arnór Traustason

D.C. United: Jon Kempin; Brendan Hines-Ike, Brad Smith (Ted Ku-DiPietro 83’), Steve Birnbaum ©, Donovan Pines; Russell Canouse, Chris Durkin, Edison Flores (Drew Skundrich 79’), Julian Gressel; Michael Estrada (Nigel Robertha 60’, Jose Alfaro 83’), Taxiarchis Fountas (Jackson Hopkins 60’)

Substitutes Not Used: Luis Zamudio, Sofianne Djeffal, Griffin Yow

Full statistics available HERE.