CHARLOTTE, N.C. – The New England Revolution (1-2-1, 4 pts.) fell to Charlotte FC (1-3-0, 3 pts.), 3-1, on Saturday night at Bank of America Stadium in the clubs’ first-ever meeting. Carles Gil notched the lone goal for New England, his second of the season, on a penalty kick in the 54th minute.
Karol Świderski opened the scoring after connecting with an Alan Franco pass in the sixth minute. Świderski and Benjamin Bender scored the second-half goals for Charlotte.
Down 1-0 early in the second half, New England was awarded a penalty kick after Charlotte goalkeeper Kristijan Kahlina fouled Matt Polster inside the penalty area, resulting in a yellow card for the keeper. Gil converted from the spot, his second penalty goal of the year to go with one assist in MLS play, to tie the game.
Homegrown Player Justin Rennicks (South Hamilton, Mass.) came off the bench for his first MLS appearance of the 2022 campaign. Rennicks joined Jozy Altidore up top, the latter making his first start for the club and sixth appearance in as many games across all competitions this season.
The Revolution head into a bye week during the international window, before returning to action on April 2 to host the New York Red Bulls at Gillette Stadium. The match kicks off at 7:30 p.m on WSBK-TV38, myRITV, CoziTV, 98.5 The Sports Hub, and 1260 AM Nossa Radio.
New England Revolution 1, Charlotte FC 3
March 19, 2022 – Bank of America Stadium (Charlotte, N.C.)
- Tonight’s Starting XI featured three changes from Wednesday’s Scotiabank Concacaf Champions League match against Pumas UNAM as Tommy McNamara, Emmanuel Boateng, and Jozy Altidore started in place of Arnór Traustason, Gustavo Bou, and Adam Buksa.
- Carles Gil converted his second penalty kick of the season for New England’s lone goal of the night. Gil, now for 8-for-10 from the penalty spot in his MLS tenure, added five chances created and won 10 of his 11 duels, while matching a career single-game high with six fouls suffered.
- Jozy Altidore registered his first start in a New England uniform and his 180th regular season appearance in MLS. Altidore had a team-high four shots.
- Brandon Bye surpassed 8,500 minutes played in MLS, winning eight of his 11 duels and registering a pair of blocked shots.
- Emmanuel Boateng started his second consecutive MLS match for New England, finishing his 71-minute shift with three chances created.
- Tommy McNamara collected his 125th MLS start tonight, recording two shots with one on target.
Referee: Marcos DeOliveira.
Assistant Referees: Andrew Bigelow (AR1), Diego Blas (AR2).
Fourth Official: Thomas Snyder.
Video Assistant Referee: Jose Carlos Rivero.
Assistant Video Assistant Referee: T.J. Zablocki.
Weather: 71 degrees and partly cloudy.
CLT – Karol Świderski 1 (Alan Franco 1) 6’
NE – Carles Gil 2 (Penalty Kick) 54’
CLT – Karol Świderski 2 (Benjamin Bender 2) 57’
CLT – Benjamin Bender 1 (Jordy Alcívar 1, Karol Świderski 1) 64’
NE – Omar Gonzalez (Yellow Card – Unsporting Behavior) 29’
CLT – Jordy Alcívar (Yellow Card – Unsporting Behavior) 29’
CLT – Kristijan Kahlina (Yellow Card – Tactical Foul) 52’
NE – Brandon Bye (Yellow Card – Bad Foul) 90’+2
CLT – Adam Armour (Yellow Card – Bad Foul) 90’+4
New England Revolution: Earl Edwards Jr.; DeJuan Jones, Jon Bell, Omar Gonzalez, Brandon Bye; Matt Polster, Tommy McNamara, Sebastian Lletget (Arnór Traustason 72’), Carles Gil ©, Emmanuel Boateng (Justin Rennicks 72’); Jozy Altidore.
Substitutes Not Used: Brad Knighton, Jacob Jackson, Ryan Spaulding, A.J. DeLaGarza, Wilfrid Kaptoum, Maciel.
Charlotte FC: Kristijan Kahlina; Guzmán Corujo, Christian Makoun, Christian Fuchs ©; Jaylin Lindsey, Alan Franco, Brandt Bronico (Christian Ortíz 65’), Jordy Alcívar (Derrick Jones 75’), Benjamin Bender (Adam Armour 75’); Daniel Ríos (Sergio Ruiz 65’), Karol Świderski (Anton Walkes 86’).
Substitutes Not Used: George Marks, Harrison Afful, Joseph Mora, McKinze Gaines.
Full statistics available HERE.