MEXICO CITY – The New England Revolution were eliminated from the Scotiabank Concacaf Champions League on Wednesday night, falling to Pumas UNAM in the second leg, 3-0, with the hosts advancing after a penalty shootout, 4-3.
Earl Edwards Jr. made five of his eight saves in the opening half hour to keep the match scoreless, but Juan Dinenno opened the scoring for Pumas in the 33rd minute. Dinenno doubled the lead in the 49th minute, before Sebastián Saucedo extended the lead 10 minutes later to tie the series at 3-3.
With the series level after 180 minutes, the match went to a penalty shootout to decide the winner. Carles Gil, DeJuan Jones, and Jozy Altidore all converted their attempts, and Edwards Jr. made one save to deny Efrain Velarde’s effort. However, Dinenno converted the final penalty attempt to send Pumas to the SCCL semifinals.
The New England Revolution resume the 2022 Major League Soccer season on Saturday, March 19 against expansion side Charlotte FC in the clubs’ first-ever meeting. The match kicks off at 7:00 p.m. ET at Bank of America Stadium in Charlotte, N.C., airing locally on WSBK-TV38, myRITV, and on CoziTV in Western Mass. The contest also airs on the radio at 98.5 The Sports Hub and 1260 AM Nossa Radio.
2022 Scotiabank Concacaf Champions League Quarterfinals – Second Leg
March 16, 2022 – Estadio Olímpico Universitario (Mexico City, Mexico)
New England Revolution 0, Pumas UNAM 3
(Agg: 3-3; Pumas advances on penalty kicks, 4-3)
- Tonight’s Starting XI features seven changes from last Saturday’s MLS match against Real Salt Lake, as Earl Edwards Jr., Jon Bell, Arnór Traustason, and Adam Buksa are the lone four Revolution players to feature in both starting lineups.
- The Revolution are now 8-2-1 all-time against Liga MX opponents, and 2-1-0 against Pumas.
- Omar Gonzalez made his 30th career appearance in the Concacaf Champions League, playing 90 minutes with one shot on target.
- Earl Edwards made eight saves to tie a career high previously set on Aug. 19, 2017.
- Jon Bell made his SCCL debut in tonight’s match, becoming the first Revolution II graduate to appear in international club competition for New England.
- Tommy McNamara made his sixth career SCCL appearance, playing 45 minutes as a second-half substitute and registering a team-high two chances created.
- DeJuan Jones started and played 90 minutes at left back, completing 88.2 percent of his passes and winning five of his eight duels with one chance created.
Referee: Ivan Barton (SLV).
Assistant Referees: David Moran (SLV – AR1); Geovany Garcia (SLV – AR2).
Fourth Official: Jaime Herrera (SLV).
Video Assistant Referee: Drew Fischer (CAN).
Assistant Video Assistant Referee: Ismael Cornejo (SLV).
Weather: 65 degrees and mostly cloudy.
PUM – Juan Dinenno 4 (Rogério De Oliveira 2) 33’
PUM – Juan Dinenno 5 (Rogério De Oliveira 3) 49’
PUM – Sebastian Saucedo (Unassisted) 59’
NE – Carles Gil (Goal) 1-0
PUM – Arturo Ortiz (Goal) 1-1
NE – DeJuan Jones (Goal) 2-1
PUM – Alan Mozo (Goal) 2-2
NE – Tommy McNamara (Saved) 2-2
PUM – Efrain Velarde (Saved) 2-2
NE – Sebastian Lletget (Missed) 2-2
PUM – Nicolas Freire (Goal) 2-3
NE – Jozy Altidore (Goal) 3-3
PUM – Juan Dinenno (Goal) 3-4
NE – Arnór Traustason (Yellow Card – Bad Foul) 16’
NE – Jozy Altidore (Yellow Card – Unsporting Behavior) 72’
New England Revolution: Earl Edwards Jr.; DeJuan Jones, Omar Gonzalez, Jon Bell, Brandon Bye; Matt Polster, Arnór Traustason (Tommy McNamara 45’), Sebastian Lletget, Carles Gil ©; Gustavo Bou (Jozy Altidore 71’), Adam Buksa.
Substitutes Not Used: Brad Knighton, Ryan Spaulding, A.J. DeLaGarza, Maciel, Emmanuel Boateng.
Pumas UNAM: Alfredo Talavera ©; Alan Mozo, Nicolas Freire, Arturo Ortiz, Efrain Velarde; Leonel López, Omar Islas (Diogo de Oliveira 62’), Higor Meritão Sebastian Saucedo (Jorge Ruvalcaba 69’); Rogério De Oliveira (Washington Corozo 74’), Juan Dinenno.
Substitutes Not Used: Julio González, Jeronimo Rodriguez, Ricardo Galindo, Santiago Trigos.
Full statistics available HERE.