9_13_22 Carles Gil vs. Houston Dynamo

HOUSTON – The New England Revolution (9-11-11; 38 pts.) fell at Houston Dynamo FC (9-16-6; 33 pts.), 3-1, on Tuesday night at PNC Stadium. Houston midfielder Darwin Quintero netted the opening goal of the match in the 37th minute, giving the hosts a 1-0 lead at halftime. Forward Gustavo Bou drew a foul inside the box in the 59th minute, setting up midfielder Carles Gil for the equalizing goal from the penalty spot in the 63rd minute. Houston’s Fafà Picault netted goals in the 76th and 85th minute to seal the victory for Houston.

Goalkeeper Djordje Petrović registered a career-high eight saves in the match, including his fourth penalty-kick denial of the season on Sebastian Ferreira’s attempt in the 33rd minute. The 22-year-old Serbian’s four penalty saves lead the league and tie the most by a Revolution goalkeeper in a single season, matching Ian Feuer (1998) and Jeff Causey (2000). Petrović stood tall throughout the night, most notably with a four-save stretch in a 60-second window in the 71st minute.

Gil’s seventh goal of the season lifts the Revolution captain into a tie with Bou for the team lead. The reigning MLS MVP paced the Revolution’s attack with seven chances created, a game high. Gil also recorded four shots, three on target. Gil, who is now 4-for-4 from the penalty spot this season, played alongside his younger brother, Nacho Gil, who collected his second MLS appearance tonight with a 45-minute performance. Tonight marked the first time the Gil brothers played as teammates in a senior professional match.

New England returns home to host CF Montreal on Saturday night, Sept. 17 at Gillette Stadium. The match kicks off at 7:30 p.m. ET and airs on airs on WSBK-TV38, myRITV (Rhode Island), Cozi TV (Western Mass.), 98.5 The Sports Hub, and 1260 AM Nossa Radio in Portuguese.

MATCH NOTES

  • Djordje Petrović made his league-leading fourth penalty save in the first half of Tuesday’s contest and has now faced 12 penalties in 18 games this season.
  • Petrović tied the Revolution club record for most penalty saves (4) in season, matching Ian Feuer (1998) and Jeff Causey (2000).
  • With eight saves on the night, Petrović set a new MLS-career high. Tuesday marked his third game this season with seven or more saves.
  • Carles Gil returned to the Starting XI and scored his joint-team-leading seventh goal of the campaign by converting his fourth penalty this season.
  • Gil, now 9-for-11 from the spot in his MLS career, tied Steve Ralston for third-most penalty goals in club history. His four penalty goals this season match his MLS career high set in 2019.
  • Gil also matched a season-high with seven chances created, moving his league-leading total to 104 on the season, the third time he has surpassed the century mark in as many full MLS seasons (2019, 2021, and 2022).
  • Nacho Gil entered the game at halftime, marking the first time that the Gil brothers both played as teammates in a senior match. They are also the third pair of brothers to play together on the Revolution, joining Alexi and Greg Lalas (1997) and Dauda and Ibrahim Kante (2003).
  • Bruce Arena made two changes to his Starting XI from Saturday’s match at New York, with Wilfrid Kaptoum and Carles Gil starting tonight’s match in place of Jon Bell and Noel Buck.

GAME CAPSULE
New England Revolution 1, Houston Dynamo 3
September 13, 2022 – PNC Stadium (Houston, Texas)

Referee: Ismail Elfath
Assistant Referees: Corey Parker (AR1), Kyle Atkins (AR2)
Fourth Official: Lukasz Szpala
Video Assistant Referee: Edvin Jurisevic
Assistant Video Assistant Referee: Nick Uranga
Weather: 85 degrees and clear

Scoring Summary:
HOU – Darwin Quintero 8 (Corey Baird 2, Darwin Cerén 1) 37’
NE – Carles Gil 7 (Penalty Kick) 63’
HOU – Fafà Picault 6 (Penalty Kick) 76’
HOU – Fafà Picault 7 (Corey Baird 3) 85’

Misconduct Summary:
NE – Andrew Farrell (Yellow Card – Handball) 31’
HOU – Fafà Picault (Yellow Card – Time Wasting) 51’
HOU – Darwin Cerén (Yellow Card – Tactical Foul) 67’
NE – Tommy McNamara (Yellow Card – Handball) 74’

New England Revolution: Djordje Petrović; DeJuan Jones (Giacomo Vrioni 77’), Henry Kessler, Andrew Farrell, Brandon Bye (Jon Bell 45’); Maciel (Nacho Gil 45’), Matt Polster, Wilfrid Kaptoum (Emmanuel Boateng 45’ [Noel Buck 86’]), Tommy McNamara, Carles Gil ©; Gustavo Bou.

Substitutes Not Used: Earl Edwards Jr., Omar Gonzalez, Christian Makoun, Justin Rennicks.

Houston Dynamo FC: Steve Clark; Griffin Dorsey, Tim Parker ©, Teenage Hadebe, Adam Lundqvist; Darwin Cerén, Adalberto Carrasquilla; Corey Baird (Sam Juncqua 86’), Darwin Quintero (Memo Rodríguez 63’), Fafà Picault (Nelson Quiñones 86’); Sebastián Ferreira (Thorleifur Úlfarsson 73’).

Substitutes Not Used: Michael Nelson, Zarek Valentin, Ethan Bartlow, Beto Avila, Zeca.

Full statistics available HERE.