BRONX, N.Y. (June 3, 2023) – The New England Revolution (7-3-6; 27 pts.) dueled New York City FC (4-7-5; 17 pts.) to a 0-0 draw at Yankee Stadium on Saturday afternoon. Revolution goalkeeper Djordje Petrović made five saves as the Revolution’s sixth clean sheet of the season, and third consecutive draw, brings their away record to a 3-3-3.
Bobby Wood, starting for the seventh consecutive match, looked to score the opening goal just after the 20-minute mark when he snuck in behind the NYCFC defense, but the play was ruled offside. Moments later, Wood had another chance to break the deadlock as he dribbled into the area and delivered New England’s only shot on target of the first half, but his effort was saved.
Petrović kept the match scoreless at the half with a spectacular diving save to deny Gabriel Pereira in the 23rd minute, his first of several crucial stops on the night. NYC’s Richie Ledezma nearly broke the deadlock in the 34th minute with a shot from 20 yards away that rattled the woodwork. Petrovic, who now has 13 shutouts in his Revolution career, made another important save against Pereira in the 60th minute. Only two MLS teams, Cincinnati and Seattle, have more clean sheets than New England’s six on the year.
After a scoreless first half, Bruce Arena made one change at the break as forward Giacomo Vrioni entered for Jozy Altidore, who made his first start of the season. Vrioni attempted to provide a spark with two shots and one on target in his 45-minute shift. Forward Gustavo Bou also came off the bench, returning from a five-match injury absence to play 15 minutes.
The Revolution return to Foxborough to begin a three-game homestand on Saturday, June 10 vs. Inter Miami CF, 7:30 p.m. ET at Gillette Stadium. The match airs on MLS Season Pass on Apple TV in English and Spanish, and on the radio at 98.5 The Sports Hub or 1260 AM Nossa Radio in Portuguese.
- New England’s record at Yankee Stadium moves to 3-5-3.
- The club’s six clean sheets are tied for third most in MLS as of the end of Saturday’s match.
- Djordje Petrović kept his sixth clean sheet of the season, his 13th with the club, and increased his career total to 147 saves, most in MLS since he debuted in June 2022.
- Carles Gil notched team highs in duels won (7) and chances created (6), coming off his MLS Player of the Matchday selection on Wednesday.
- Dave Romney is now the only Revolution outfield player to appear in every match, and play every minute, for New England as he logged a team-high nine clearances to anchor the backline.
- Christian Makoun made his third straight appearance with a 90-minute outing and won a team-high three tackles.
- Gustavo Bou made his first appearance since April 29, playing 15 minutes off the bench in his return from injury.
- Jack Panayotou, a Homegrown Player from Cambridge, Mass., played 15 minutes off the bench in his sixth appearance of the season.
New England Revolution 0, New York City FC 0
June 3, 2023 – Yankee Stadium (Bronx, N.Y.)
Referee: Rosendo Mendoza
Assistant Referees: Ryan Graves (AR1), Chris Elliott (AR2)
Fourth Official: Filip Dujic
Video Assistant Referee: David Barrie
Assistant Video Assistant Referee: T.J. Zablocki
Weather: 64 degrees and mostly cloudy
Scoring Summary: None
NE – Emmanuel Boateng (Yellow Card - Hard Foul) 43’
NYC – Maxime Chanot (Yellow Card – Tactical Foul) 81’
NE – Carles Gil ( Yellow Card – Time Wasting) 85’
NYC – Braian Cufré (Red Card – Serious Foul) 90+1’
New England Revolution: Djordje Petrović; Christian Makoun, Dave Romney, Andrew Farrell; Emmanuel Boateng, Latif Blessing (Jack Panayotou 75’), Carles Gil ©, Matt Polster, DeJuan Jones; Bobby Wood (Gustavo Bou, 75’), Jozy Altidore (Giacomo Vrioni 45’)
Substitutes Not Used: Earl Edwards Jr., Esmir Bajraktarević, Noel Buck, Omar Gonzalez, Justin Rennicks, Ben Sweat
New York City FC: Luis Barraza; Maxime Chanot, Justin Haak, James Sands ©; Stephen Turnbull (Mitja Ilenic 74’), Keaton Parks (Tony Alfaro 87’), Alfredo Morales, Gabriel Braian Cufré; Gabriel Pereira (Matias Pellegrini 74’), Richard Ledezma (Talles Magno 62’), Santiago Rodríguez
Substitutes Not Used: Matt Freese, Nicholas Benalcazar, Andres Jasson, Kevin O’Toole, Gabe Segal
Full statistics available HERE.