FOXBOROUGH, Mass. – The New England Revolution (11-3-4; 37 pts.) and Nashville SC (6-1-10; 28 pts.) played to a scoreless draw at Gillette Stadium on Wednesday night. New England extends its unbeaten run to five games with the draw, which is the club’s second-longest undefeated streak of the season. The Revolution will look to match their season-best unbeaten run of six games on Sunday, when the club hosts the Philadelphia Union at 6:00 p.m. ET.
With the result, New England remains on top of the Supporters’ Shield and Eastern Conference tables through 18 games. The Revolution were on the front foot for much of the night as the hosts finished the evening with a season-high 68.8 percent of the possession. New England generated several quality chances and outshot Nashville with six shots on target to the visitors’ two. The Revs attempted a total of 645 passes on the evening – the club’s most in a single game in the last decade – but were forced to settle for the point at home.
Goalkeeper Matt Turner, midfielder Tajon Buchanan, and defender Henry Kessler all returned to the starting lineup after featuring for their respective nations in the Concacaf Gold Cup. Turner and Kessler played 90 minutes in tonight’s shutout after helping the U.S. Men’s National Team lift the Gold Cup trophy on Sunday night. Including his most recent stint with the national team, Turner has logged clean sheets in six of his last seven starts. Buchanan registered three shots and two on target in tonight’s match, his first with the Revs since featuring for Canada at the Gold Cup. Turner and Buchanan were both named to the Concacaf Gold Cup Best XI for their performances in the continental championship.
Defender Andrew Farrell registered his 254th league start in tonight’s contest, tying Shalrie Joseph for the most regular season starts in a Revolution uniform. He will take sole possession of first place with his next selection to the starting lineup. Farrell, 29, also made his 257th appearance for the Revolution tonight. He is now five appearances away from breaking the team’s all-time games played record of 261, which is jointly held by Joseph and Diego Fagundez.
New England returns to action on Sunday, Aug. 8, when the club hosts the Philadelphia Union at Gillette Stadium. The 6:00 p.m. ET match will air locally on WSBK-TV38, myRITV, 98.5 The Sports Hub, and WBIX 1260 AM Nossa Radio.
New England Revolution 0, Nashville SC 0
August 4, 2021 – Gillette Stadium (Foxborough, Mass.)
- The New England Revolution played to a 0-0 draw with Nashville SC on Wednesday night at Gillette Stadium, moving their record to 11-3-4 (37 points) on the season.
- The Revs extended their unbeaten streak to five matches (4-0-1), one game shy of their season-long unbeaten streak of six games.
- The Revolution’s home record this season moves to 6-1-1 (.813). The Revs entered the week with the league’s best home-winning percentage.
- New England’s 645 total passes in Wednesday’s match are the most the team has attempted in a match since at least 2011, according to Opta. The 87.8 percent overall passing accuracy is the team’s fourth-highest mark during that span.
- New England’s starting lineup featured three of the club’s four 2021 MLS All-Star selections in Matt Turner, Gustavo Bou, and Tajon Buchanan. Carles Gil was also named to the All-Star Team, as all four players earned their first career selections.
- Matt Turner, Henry Kessler, and Tajon Buchanan all returned to New England’s lineup following international duty at the Concacaf Gold Cup.
- Goalkeeper Matt Turner made his first start in goal since July 3, recording a pair of saves to preserve his fourth shutout of the season and 20th clean sheet of his MLS career.
- Defender Henry Kessler made his return to the lineup following his international debut on Aug. 1, completing 95 percent of his passes while adding five recoveries and two interceptions.
- Forward Tajon Buchanan led the way with two shots on target in Wednesday’s contest, also adding eight recoveries.
- Defender Andrew Farrell made his 254th regular season start on Wednesday, tying Shalrie Joseph for the most MLS starts in Revolution history. Farrell marked the occasion by setting new career highs with 21 recoveries and 118 touches.
- Forward Gustavo Bou logged a team-high four shots and three key passes on the night. He registered a pair of shots on target.
- Defender Brandon Bye recorded team highs in interceptions (4) and clearances (2) and completed 82.5 percent of his passes on the night.
- Defender DeJuan Jones registered team highs in tackles (4) and duels won (8) on the night and notched one key pass.
REFEREE: Silviu Petrescu.
Assistant Referee: Jeffrey Greeson (AR1); Claudiu Badea (AR2).
4th Official: Lukasz Szpala.
Video Assistant Referee: Jose Carlos Rivero.
Weather: 67 degrees and rain.
NSH – Matt LaGrassa (Yellow Card – Bad Foul) 33’
NE – Gustavo Bou (Yellow Card – Bad Foul) 34’
NE – Andrew Farrell (Yellow Card – Bad Foul) 37’
NE – Wilfrid Kaptoum (Yellow Card – Bad Foul) 48’
New England Revolution: Matt Turner; DeJuan Jones, Henry Kessler, Andrew Farrell, Brandon Bye; Matt Polster, Wilfrid Kaptoum (Emmanuel Boateng 63’), Arnór Traustason (Tommy McNamara 63’), Tajon Buchanan (Teal Bunbury 81’); Gustavo Bou ©, Adam Buksa.
Substitutes Not Used: Brad Knighton, Earl Edwards Jr., Christian Mafla, A.J. DeLaGarza, Scott Caldwell, Maciel
Nashville SC: Joe Willis ©; Eric Miller, Jalil Anibaba, Jack Maher, Dave Romney, Taylor Washington (Daniel Lovitz 70’); Alex Muyl (Randall Leal 79’), Tah Brian Anunga, Matt LaGrassa (Anibal Godoy 64’); Aké Arnaud Loba (Hany Mukhtar 46’), Jhonder Cadiz (C.J. Sapong 64’).
Substitutes Not Used: Bryan Meredith, Roberto Castellanos, Luke Haakenson, Abu Danladi
Full statistics available HERE.