Recap | Revs' six-game unbeaten run ends with 2-1 road loss at FC Dallas

DeJuan Jones vs. FC Dallas (2021)

FRISCO, Texas – The New England Revolution (7-2-2; 23 pts.) fell to FC Dallas (2-4-4, 10 pts.), 2-1, at Toyota Stadium on Sunday night. FC Dallas’ Ricardo Pepi opened the scoring in the 11th minute before Gustavo Bou’s team-leading fifth goal of the season – his fourth tally in his last four appearances – leveled the score in the 33rd minute. On the other side of halftime, Pepi again put the hosts in front with his second goal of the night in the 54th minute.

The loss ends the Revolution’s winning streak at five games, one shy of equaling the club record, and the unbeaten run at six matches. New England had also won two straight games away from home entering tonight, as the club’s away record moves to 2-2-2 on the season. With 23 points, the Revs are still off to the club’s second-fastest start through 11 games in club history.

Tonight’s goal gives Bou a four-game scoring streak for the second time in his MLS career. The four-game run also ties the longest run of consecutive games with a goal in MLS this season. Until tonight, New England had never lost in all competitions when Bou scores a goal (13-1-7). The Argentinian forward owns 19 goals and seven assists in 41 regular season appearances.

Ninth-year defender Andrew Farrell appeared in his 250th regular season match, becoming the fourth players to cross the threshold in a Revolution shirt. Farrell also eclipsed the 22,000-minute mark, becoming the third New England player to do so after Matt Reis and Shalrie Joseph

The Revolution will look to rebound next weekend as the season continues with a trip to the new home of the Columbus Crew, Field, on Saturday, July 3. The 5:00 p.m. ET start airs nationally on ESPN and ESPN Deportes, in addition to locally on the radio at 98.5 The Sports Hub and WBIX 1260 AM Nossa Radio.

New England Revolution 1, FC Dallas 2
June 27, 2021 – Toyota Stadium (Frisco, Texas)

  • The New England Revolution (7-2-2, 23 pts.) fell to FC Dallas (2-4-4,10 pts.), 2-1, on the road at Toyota Stadium on Sunday night. Forward Gustavo Bou scored New England’s lone goal with a left-footed strike in the 33rd minute.
  • The Revolution’s winning streak ends at five games, one shy of matching the club-record streak of six games set in 2015 and 2005.
  • New England remains tied for the most wins in MLS (7). The club’s 23 points through 11 games represents the second-best start through 11 matches in club history.
  • Sunday’s contest was New England’s first against a Western Conference opponent since Sept. 25, 2019. The Revolution will play one more Western Conference side this season, the Colorado Rapids on October 27.
  • The Revolution’s away record moves to 2-2-2 on the season.
  • Andrew Farrell collected his 250th MLS regular season appearance, all with New England, and became the third player in team history to eclipse 22,000 minutes played for the club. The ninth-year defender is the fourth player to log 250 MLS appearances in a Revolution uniform, and the third Revs player to surpass the 22,000 minutes played milestone, joining Shalrie Joseph and Matt Reis.
  • Farrell leads all MLS outfield players – and ranks second overall – in games played, starts, and minutes since 2013. Farrell remains one of three Revolution players to start each match and play every minute this season along with Carles Gil and Matt Turner.
  • Gustavo Bou matched his personal-best streak of four straight games with a goal, logging an unassisted goal in the 33rd minute. The 31-year-old Argentinian striker, who made his 35th start in MLS tonight, owns a team-high five goals this season.
  • Tonight marks New England’s first loss in all competitions when Bou scores a goal (13-1-7).
  • New England’s trio of Designated Players -- Bou, Carles Gil, and Adam Buksa – have factored into 16 of New England’s 18 goals this season.
  • For the first time in six games, Carles Gil did not record an assist, though he added a game-high five key passes to his league-leading total. Gil also won three fouls on the night.
  • Brandon Bye logged his seventh straight 90-minute performance and delivered the cross that led to Gustavo Bou’s goal. Bye paced New England’s defense in tackles (4) and possession gained (10).
  • The Revolution’s Starting XI featured three changes from the club’s most recent match, a 3-2 win over the New York Red Bulls last Wednesday. Jon Bell, Maciel, and Arnór Traustason started in place of Henry Kessler, Tommy McNamara and Teal Bunbury.
  • Defender Jon Bell made his sixth MLS appearance and fifth start in central defense. He and fellow Revolution II graduate Maciel appeared together in the starting lineup for fourth time this season.
  • Adam Buksa, Tommy McNamara, Teal Bunbury, Henry Kessler and Edward Kizza appeared off the bench in tonight’s match. Bunbury’s next appearance will be his 300th in MLS, while Buksa and McNamara continue to appear in every match this season. Kizza logged his sixth appearance of the season.


REFEREE: Kevin Scott
Assistant Referees: Jeffrey Greeson (AR1); Justin Howard (AR2)
4th Official: Marcos DeOliveira
Video Assistant Referee: Chico Grajeda
Weather: 84 degrees and sunny
Attendance: 14,889

Scoring Summary:
DAL- Ricardo Pepi 3 (Jesus Ferreira 1) 11’
NE- Gustavo Bou 5 (Unassisted) 33’
DAL- Ricardo Pepi 4 (Ryan Hollingshead 3) 54’

Misconduct Summary:
DAL- Bryan Acosta (Yellow Card - Bad Foul) 19’
NE- Matt Polster (Yellow Card - Unsporting Behavior) 28’
DAL- Phelipe (Yellow Card - Unsporting Behavior) 41’
DAL- Jader Obrian (Yellow Card - Unsporting Behavior) 71’
NE- Teal Bunbury (Yellow Card - Bad Foul) 75’
DAL- Emma Twumasi (Yellow Card - Bad Foul) 89’
DAL- Jimmy Maurer (Yellow Card - Unsporting Behavior) 90+2’

New England Revolution: Matt Turner; DeJuan Jones, Andrew Farrell, Jon Bell (Henry Kessler 68’), Brandon Bye; Maciel (Tommy McNamara HT), Matt Polster (Edward Kizza 81’); Tajon Buchanan (Teal Bunbury 68’), Carles Gil ©, Arnór Traustason (Adam Buksa 60’); Gustavo Bou

Substitutes Not Used: Brad Knighton, A.J. DeLaGarza, Scott Caldwell, Emmanuel Boateng

FC Dallas: Jimmy Maurer; Bressan ©, Nkosi Tafari, John Nelson, Justin Che; Quignon (Edwin Cerillo 77’), Bryan Acosta, Jesus Ferreira (Paxton Pomykal 77’), Ryan Hollingshead; Jader Obrian (Ema Twumasi 71’), Ricardo Pepi (Franco Jara 61’)

Substitutes Not Used: Andres Ricaurte, Tanner Tressmann, Kalil Elmedkhar, Dante Sealy, Phelipe

<strong>FC Dallas</strong>
<strong>Team Statistics</strong>
<strong>New England Revolution</strong>
<p align="center">8 (4)</p>
<p align="center" style="margin-left:.5in;">Shots (on Target)</p>
<p align="center">16 (5)</p>
<p align="center">1</p>
<p align="center" style="margin-left:.5in;">Blocked Shots</p>
<p align="center">2</p>
<p align="center">4</p>
<p align="center">Saves</p>
<p align="center">2</p>
<p align="center">2</p>
<p align="center">Corner Kicks</p>
<p align="center">4</p>
<p align="center">1</p>
<p align="center">Offsides</p>
<p align="center">1</p>
<p align="center">11</p>
<p align="center">Fouls</p>
<p align="center">5</p>
<p align="center">411 (74.9%)</p>
<p align="center">Passes Attempted (% Completed)</p>
<p align="center">514 (84.0%)</p>
<p align="center">43.4%</p>
<p align="center">Possession</p>
<p align="center">56.6%</p>