FOXBOROUGH, Mass. (April 8, 2023) – The New England Revolution (5-1-1; 16 pts.) defeated CF Montreal (1-5-0; 3 pts.), 4-0, at Gillette Stadium on Saturday night. Dylan Borrero, Carles Gil, Bobby Wood, and Giacomo Vrioni all tallied goals for New England as Djordje Petrović made three saves, and recorded an assist, to help secure the club’s fifth win and fourth clean sheet of the season through seven games.
Dylan Borrero opened the scoring in the 21st minute with a curling right-footed shot into the top-right corner, with Gustavo Bou and Carles Gil earning the assists. In nine games against Montreal, Bou has amassed six goals and three assists. For Gil, it was his 51st regular season assist for New England, moving him past Lee Nguyen into second place on the club’s all-time list.
Gil added to the scoring just before halftime, putting away a penalty kick after Montreal’s Gabriele Corbo was whistled for handling inside the box. It was his 10th penalty kick conversion in 12 MLS attempts, making him just the third Revolution player to convert double-digit penalties for the club.
Bobby Wood notched his second goal of the season 50th minute, giving him two goals and two assists in seven games. Wood was replaced by Giacomo Vrioni in the 62nd minute, who capped off the scoring with an individual effort to create a long-distance shot, which he tucked inside the post past an outstretched Jonathan Sirois. Goalkeeper Djordje Petrović, who now has the fourth most shutouts in team annals, recorded the assist on Vrioni’s goal. It was the first assist by a Revolution goalkeeper since Matt Turner on Sept. 22, 2021 at Chicago Fire FC.
New England’s next match on Saturday, April 15 at the Columbus Crew, a 7:30 p.m. kickoff, is available to watch free on the Apple TV app in English and Spanish. Listen to Brad Feldman and Charlie Davies on 98.5 The Sports Hub (WBZ-FM) and 1260 AM Nossa Radio in Portuguese.
- New England has won five of its first seven games for the second time in club history (6-0-1 in 2005). The team’s 16 points after seven games are their most since 2005 (19 pts.).
- The Revolution are averaging 2.5 points per home game as they improve to 3-0-1 through four matches at Gillette Stadium. New England has outscored opponents 9-1 at home this season.
- New England is tied for third in MLS this season with four clean sheets.
- In seven games this season, New England has conceded just one goal from open play in the first half.
- With the shutout, New England has allowed six goals in 2023, matching the second-fewest goals allowed through the first seven matches of a season in club history (5 goals conceded in 2005 & 2020)
- New England is now unbeaten in five straight games (4-0-1) against Eastern Conference opponents to begin the 2023 campaign.
- New England scored four goals in a match for the first time since Sept. 29, 2021 – also against CF Montreal.
- Bruce Arena’s regular season record with the Revolution improves to 53-28-35, including a 28-10-18 mark at home.
- Dylan Borrero tallied his second goal of the season, the game winner, and his fourth goal in six starts at Gillette Stadium. Borrero, who debuted for the club in May 2022, surpassed 1,000 MLS minutes played tonight.
- Carles Gil registered a secondary assist on Borrero’s goal before converting a penalty in first-half stoppage time, marking his first goal-and-assist performance since May 1, 2021 – also at Gillette Stadium. New England is now 6-0-1 when Gil registers a goal and an assist in a match.
- Gil’s assist also gives him 51 in MLS play, passing Lee Nguyen (50) for second in club history. The helper marks his 16th game-winning assist, matching Chris Tierney for second place on the club’s all-time list.
- Gil has reached the scoresheet in three consecutive games for the eighth time in his MLS career.
- Gustavo Bou picked up his first assist of the season on the opening goal for New England, giving him six goals and three assists in nine games against CF Montreal, including playoffs.
- Bobby Wood tallied his second goal of the season, giving him four goal contributions on the young season, and had a team-high five shots.
- Giacomo Vrioni replaced Wood in the second half and notched his first goal of the season, his second in MLS.
- Djordje Petrović kept his fourth clean sheet of the season and tallied his first MLS assist on Vrioni’s goal in the second half. Petrović’s 11 MLS clean sheets rank fourth in club history.
- Latif Blessing returned to the lineup after missing the last two games with a left leg injury. Blessing had team highs in chances created (3), successful dribbles (3), and duels won (7).
- Andrew Farrell replaced Henry Kessler at halftime, making his 306th regular season appearance for the Revolution, and finished with a team-high five clearances. Farrell is tied with Cobi Jones for the fourth-most appearances entirely for one club in MLS history.
New England Revolution 4, CF Montréal 0
April 8, 2023 – Gillette Stadium (Foxborough, Mass.)
Referee: Tori Penso
Assistant Referees: Adam Wienckowski (AR1), Brooke Mayo
Fourth Official: Pierre-Luc Lauziere
Video Assistant Referee: Kevin Stott
Assistant Video Assistant Referee: Kaili Terry
Weather: 47 degrees and partly cloudy.
NE – Dylan Borrero 2 (Gustavo Bou 1, Carles Gil 3) 21’
NE – Carles Gil 2 (Penalty Kick) 45’+4
NE – Bobby Wood 2 (Unassisted) 50’
NE – Giacomo Vrioni 1 (Djordje Petrović 1) 86’
MTL – Kamal Miller (Yellow Card – Bad Foul) 26’
MTL – Gabriele Corbo (Yellow Card – Handball) 45’
MTL – Victor Wanyama (Yellow Card – Tactical Foul) 54’
MTL – Joel Waterman (Yellow Card – Tactical Foul) 68’
New England Revolution: Djordje Petrović; DeJuan Jones, Dave Romney, Henry Kessler (Andrew Farrell 45’), Brandon Bye; Carles Gil © (Jozy Altidore 73’), Latif Blessing (Noel Buck 62’), Matt Polster, Dylan Borrero (Jack Panayotou 80’); Bobby Wood (Giacomo Vrioni 62’), Gustavo Bou
Substitutes Not Used: Earl Edwards Jr., Emmanuel Boateng, Andrew Farrell, Omar Gonzalez, Christian Makoun.
CF Montréal: Jonathan Sirois; Aaron Herrera, Joel Waterman, Gabriele Corbo (Zachary Brault-Guillard 45’), Kamal Miller, Mathieu Choinière; Victor Wanyama ©, Ilias Iliadis, Nathan Saliba (Sean Rea 45’); Romell Quioto (Sunusi Ibrahim 45’), Chinonso Offor (Ahmed Hamdi 74’).
Substitutes Not Used: Logan Ketterer, Ousman Jabang, Sean Rea, Róbert Thorkelsson, Rida Zouhir.
Full statistics available HERE.