Recap | Revs close road stretch with 4-2 loss to Red Bulls, return home for next two weekends

5_11_24 Matt Polster at New York Red Bulls

HARRISON, N.J. (May 11, 2024) – The New England Revolution (2-8-1; 7 pts.) fell to the New York Red Bulls (5-2-5, 20 pts.) 4-2, on the road at Red Bull Arena on Saturday night. New England captain Carles Gil netted his team-best fourth goal of the 2024 campaign, becoming the fourth player in club history to reach 100 goal contributions in MLS regular season play. Forward Giacomo Vrioni closed the scoring for New England with his second goal of the regular season in the closing minutes.

After New York opened the scoring in the sixth minute, Gil found the equalizer midway through the first half. Tomás Chancalay delivered a pinpoint cross into the penalty area where Gil nodded it home for the first headed goal of his MLS career. With his first assist in a Revolution uniform, Chancalay has now reached the scoresheet in three consecutive games. Tonight, he led New England’s attack with three shots, including two on target.

The Revolution had momentum with halftime approaching, but New York retook the lead from the penalty spot via Emil Forsberg in the 43rd minute after Henry Kessler was whistled for a handball in the box. New York extended its lead to 3-1 in the 84th minute, before Vrioni closed the gap with a left-footed tally in the 90th minute. Vrioni converted on assists from midfielders Emmanuel Boateng, who now owns 25 career helpers in MLS, and Ian Harkes. With the Revolution pressing for an equalizer, the Red Bulls closed the door with a fourth goal in stoppage time to seal the 4-2 result.

Midfielder Matt Polster played all 90 minutes in his 100th regular season start for the Revolution. On the defensive end, goalkeeper Aljaž Ivačič suited up for his second consecutive start and eclipsed 5,000 MLS minutes played with his performance tonight. Defender Xavier Arreaga collected his third consecutive start tonight in central defense alongside Kessler. With Ryan Spaulding unavailable due to illness, Andrew Farrell slotted in at right back with Nick Lima shifting to the left side.

New England opens up a two-game homestand next Saturday, May 18 against the Philadelphia Union at Gillette Stadium. The 7:30 p.m. ET match airs live on MLS Season Pass on the Apple TV app in English and Spanish. Listen to the Revolution’s local radio calls on 98.5 The Sports Hub (WBZ-FM), with Brad Feldman and Charlie Davies, and on 1260 AM “Nossa Radio USA” in Portuguese.


  • Carles Gil scored his team-leading fourth goal of the regular season. The first-half tally marked his 100th career goal contribution in MLS regular season play (36g, 64a), and his first league goal via a header.
    • Gil joins Taylor Twellman (129), Steve Ralston (115), and Lee Nguyen (102) as the only players in Revolution history with 100 regular season goal contributions for the club.
    • Gil’s goal gives him sole possession of 10th on the club’s all-time scoring list, passing Juan Agudelo (35).
    • Gil now owns nine goal contributions in as many league appearances against the Red Bulls – one goal and eight assists.
  • Tomás Chancalayrecorded his first MLS assist on Gil’s goal, marking third straight match on the scoresheet.
    • Chancalay led New England with two key passes and three shots.
    • Chancalay will miss next week’s match due to yellow card accumulation.
  • Giacomo Vrioni scored his second goal of the season in second-half stoppage time, his 15th tally in all competitions for the club.
  • Emmanuel Boateng and Ian Harkes were each credited with their first assists of the season on Vrioni’s goal. Boateng now owns 25 MLS career assists, while Harkes made his 50th MLS appearance.
  • Matt Polster made his 100th start for New England in regular season play.

New England Revolution 2 at New York Red Bulls 4

May 11, 2024 – Red Bull Arena (Harrison, New Jersey)

Referee: Jon Freemon
Assistant Referees: Jason White (AR1); Nicholas Balcer (AR2)
Fourth Official: Ismir Pekmic
Video Assistant Referee: Jose Carlos Rivero
Assistant Video Assistant Referee: Ian McKay
Weather: 59 degrees and cloudy

Scoring Summary:
Lewis Morgan 8 (Sean Nealis 1) 6’
NE- Carles Gil 4 (Tomás Chancalay 1) 24’
NYRB- Emil Forsberg 4 (Penalty Kick) 43’
NYRB- Elias Manoel 2 (Wikelman Carmona 1, Noah Eile 1) 84’
NE- Giacomo Vrioni 2 (Emmanuel Boateng 1, Ian Harkes 1) 90’
NYRB- Cameron Harper 1 (Lewis Morgan 2, Elias Manoel 2) 90+3’

Misconduct Summary:
Henry Kessler (Yellow Card- Handball) 42’
NE- Dylan Borrero (Yellow Card- Hard Foul) 66’
NE- Tomás Chancalay (Yellow Card- Hard Foul) 82’

New England Revolution: Aljaž Ivačič; Andrew Farrell (Emmanuel Boateng 88’), Xavier Arreaga, Henry Kessler, Nick Lima; Matt Polster, Mark-Anthony Kaye (Ian Harkes 88’), Esmir Bajraktarevic (Dylan Borrero 64’, Noel Buck 90+10’), Carles Gil ©, Tomás Chancalay, Giacomo Vrioni

Substitutes Not Used: Earl Edwards Jr., Henrich Ravas, Dave Romney

New York Red Bulls: Carlos Coronel; Noah Eile (Andres Reyes 86’), Dylan Nealis, Sean Nealis, John Tolkin; Frankie Amaya, Lewis Morgan, Emil Forsberg © (Cameron Harper 83’), Wikelman Carmona (Dennis Gjengaar 86’), Daniel Edelman; Dante Vanzeir (Elias Manoel 69’)

Substitutes Not Used: Cory Burke, Kyle Duncan, Bento Estrela, Ryan Meara, Julian Zakrzewski

5_11_24 Final stats at New York Red Bulls