Recap | Revs return from international break with 1-0 loss to Red Bulls

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FOXBOROUGH, Mass. – The New England Revolution (1-3-1, 4 pts.) lost to the New York Red Bulls (3-1-1, 10 pts.), 1-0, at Gillette Stadium on Saturday night. The lone goal in Saturday’s contest came via an own goal, with the visiting Red Bulls on the receiving end of a deflection as Andrew Farrell’s clearance ricocheted off of Matt Polster into the New England net.

Brad Knighton, playing his club-record 12th season in New England, stopped all five Red Bull shots he faced in his season debut. Homegrown Player Justin Rennicks made his first MLS start since June 29, 2019, logging 61 minutes with two shots.

Andrew Farrell, playing on his 30th birthday, returned to the starting lineup for the first time since March 12. Tonight’s appearance was his 302nd in a Revolution uniform across all competitions, second most in club history, as he put in a 90-minute effort on Saturday.

Adam Buksa returned from international duty to submit a 45-minute substitute appearance in place of Jozy Altidore, who made his second consecutive start. Buksa returned to the Revolution after helping Poland qualify for the 2022 FIFA Men’s World Cup earlier this week.

The Revolution hit the road next Saturday, April 9, to visit Inter Miami CF for the first of two meetings with the Herons this month. The match at DRV PNK Stadium kicks off at 3:00 p.m. ET on ESPN, ESPN Deportes, 98.5 The Sports Hub, and 1260 AM Nossa Radio.

New England Revolution 0, New York Red Bulls 1
April 2, 2022 – Gillette Stadium (Foxborough, Mass.)

  • Tonight’s Starting XI features four changes from New England most recent match on March 19 against Charlotte FC, as goalkeeper Brad Knighton, defenders Andrew Farrell and Henry Kessler, and forward Justin Rennicks start in place of Earl Edwards Jr., Omar Gonzalez, Jon Bell, and Emmanuel Boateng.
  • Brad Knighton suited up for his first start of the 2022 campaign. Knighton, in his club-record 12th season with the Revolution, made five saves. 
  • Homegrown Player Justin Rennicks, a native of South Hamilton, Mass., featured in the Starting XI for the first time since June 29, 2019, when the striker submitted his first MLS start in a 2-1 win over Houston. 
  • Henry Kessler made his first start since March 5, returning from injury to record team highs in clearances (7) and duels won (13). Kessler also won six fouls, setting a new career high.
  • Andrew Farrell, celebrating his 30th birthday today, registered his 302nd career appearance for New England across all competitions, passing Matt Reis (301) for second-most in club history behind Shalrie Joseph (305). Saturday also marked Farrell’s 297th start for the Revs, passing Joseph (296) for second-most all-time behind Reis (300). 
  • Carles Gil registered 100 touches for the third time in his Revolution tenure – the third-highest single-game total in his MLS career – the last coming on Nov. 7, 2021 vs. Inter Miami CF (107).

Referee: Victor Rivas.
Assistant Referees: Brian Dunn (AR1), Gjovalin Vori (AR2).
Fourth Official: Chris Penso.
Video Assistant Referee: Edvin Jurisevic.
Assistant Video Assistant Referee: Fabio Tovar.
Attendance: 16,265
Weather: 48 degrees and clear.

Scoring Summary:
NY – Matt Polster (Own Goal) 90’

Misconduct Summary:
NE – Henry Kessler (Yellow Card – Bad Foul) 25’
NY – Frankie Amaya (Yellow Card – Bad Foul) 33’
NY – Tom Barlow (Yellow Card – Time Wasting) 35’
NY – Dru Yearwood (Yellow Card – Persistent Infringement) 44’
NY – Frankie Amaya (Second Yellow Card – Bad Foul) 73’
NY – Gerhard Struber (Yellow Card – Dissent) 90’+2
NE – Adam Buksa (Yellow Card – Bad Foul) 90’+3
NE – Adam Buksa (Second Yellow Card – Reckless Offense) 90’+4
NE – Bruce Arena (Yellow Card – Dissent) 90’+4

New England Revolution: Brad Knighton; DeJuan Jones, Henry Kessler, Andrew Farrell, Brandon Bye; Matt Polster, Tommy McNamara (Maciel 61’), Carles Gil ©, Sebastian Lletget; Jozy Altidore (Adam Buksa 45’), Justin Rennicks (Emmanuel Boateng 61’).    

Substitutes Not Used: Earl Edwards Jr., Omar Gonzalez, A.J. DeLaGarza, Ryan Spaulding, Wilfrid Kaptoum, Arnór Traustason.

New York Red Bulls: Carlos Coronel; Thomas Edwards, Sean Nealis, Aaron Long ©, John Tolkin; Omir Fernandez (Luqinhas 55’), Frankie Amaya, Dru Yearwood; Lewis Morgan, Tom Barlow (Cristian Casseres Jr. 55’), Patryk Klimala.

Substitutes Not Used: A.J. Marucci, Daniel Edelman, Ashley Fletcher, Lucas Monzon, Dylan Nealis, Zach Ryan.

Full statistics are available HERE.