FOXBOROUGH, Mass. – The New England Revolution (5-5-5, 20 pts.) played Orlando City SC (6-5-4, 22 pts.) to a 1-1 draw at Gillette Stadium on Wednesday night. Carles Gil scored his fourth goal of the season in the 22nd minute, assisted by Gustavo Bou, as New England stretched its unbeaten run to seven games in MLS play.
New England got on the board first as Bou streaked across the midfield line and crossed the ball to Gil, who cut onto his left foot and delivered a curling strike past Orlando goalkeeper Pedro Gallese for the opening goal. This mark’s Bou’s third assist in six career games against Orlando, Bou crossed the ball over to Gil who delivered a left footed shot from the top of the box sending the ball through the top left corner. With the goal, Gil improved his total to 11 combined goals and assists on the year, tied for third most in MLS. Bou’s third assist in five regular season games against Orlando.
Orlando equalized in the 35th minute on a goal from Robin Jansson. Revolution goalkeeper Djordje Petrović, making his second league start and his debut at Gillette Stadium, turned aside four of the Lions’ five shots on target.
Defender Jon Bell and midfielder Sebastian Lletget both returned to the starting lineup, with Bell making his first MLS start since March 19. Jozy Altidore played the entire second half as a substitute, recording one shot.
The New England Revolution are back in action this Sunday against Minnesota United FC. The Revolution will be recognizing the Juneteenth holiday in a variety of ways throughout the evening. In addition, Sunday’s game will be Matt Turner’s final match with the Revolution before joins Arsenal FC of the English Premier League. CBS Boston’s pregame coverage begins at 4:30 p.m. ET on WSBK-TV38 with “Revolution Kickoff”, before kickoff at 5:00 p.m. ET on TV 38, myRITV (Rhode Island), 98.5 The Sports Hub, and 1260 AM Nossa Radio.
New England Revolution 1, Orlando City SC 1
June 15, 2022 – Gillette Stadium (Foxborough, Mass.)
- The Revolution extend their unbeaten streak to seven games (3-0-4) in league play dating back to April 30.
- New England’s record against Orlando City SC moves to 5-2-6, including a 5-0-2 mark at home.
- New England has now scored in each of its last 10 matches, tallying 19 goals over that span (1.9 GPG).
- Bruce Arena made two changes to the Starting XI from New England’s 2-1 win over Sporting Kansas City on June 12, with defender Jon Bell and midfielder Sebastian Lletget starting in place of Omar Gonzalez and Tommy McNamara.
- Carles Gil tallied his fourth goal of the season to open the scoring. His 11 combined goals and assists are tied for third most in MLS. Gil finished the night with three chances created and seven possessions gained.
- Gustavo Bou registered his first assist of the season and the 15th of his MLS career on Gil’s opening goal. The striker, who leads all MLS forwards in chances created from open play since the start of 2020, added three key passes on the night and led the team with five shots, including two on target.
- DeJuan Jones collected his 70th MLS regular season start tonight, winning a team-high seven duels while adding seven recoveries.
- Jon Bell featured in the starting lineup for the first time since March 19, registering team highs in interceptions (3) and clearances (6).
- Sebastian Lletget returned to the Starting XI for his 14th appearance and 13th start of the season after missing Sunday’s match due to injury, completing 94 percent of his passes.
- Wilfrid Kaptoum made his fourth consecutive start and fifth in MLS play this season, completing all 16 of his passes in a 45-minute shift.
- Matt Polster made his 120th MLS start, but was forced off in the first half due to a head injury.
Referee: Ramy Touchan.
Assistant Referees: Gianni Facchini (AR1), Ryan Graves (AR2).
Fourth Official: Fotis Bazakos.
Video Assistant Referee: Edvin Jurisevic.
Assistant Video Assistant Referee: Craig Lowry.|
Weather: 70 degrees and partly cloudy.
NE – Carles Gil 4 (Gustavo Bou 1) 22’
ORL – Robin Jansson 1 (Unassisted) 35’
ORL – Robin Jansson (Yellow Card – Tactical Foul) 6’
NE – Wilfrid Kaptoum (Yellow Card – Bad Foul) 24’
NE – Andrew Farrell (Yellow Card – Bad Foul) 27’
ORL – Jake Mulraney (Yellow Card – Bad Foul) 44’
NE – Dylan Borrero (Yellow Card – Unsporting Behavior) 56’
NE – DeJuan Jones (Yellow Card – Bad Foul) 60’
ORL – Rodrigo Schlegel (Yellow Card – Bad Foul) 77’
ORL – Kyle Smith (Yellow Card – Tactical Foul) 88’
New England Revolution: Djordje Petrović; DeJuan Jones, Andrew Farrell, Jon Bell, Brandon Bye; Wilfrid Kaptoum (Jozy Altidore 45’), Matt Polster (Tommy McNamara 41’); Dylan Borrero (Emmanuel Boateng 61’), Carles Gil ©, Sebastian Lletget (Arnór Traustason 81’); Gustavo Bou.
Substitutes Not Used: Earl Edwards Jr., A.J. DeLaGarza, Omar Gonzalez, Maciel, Ryan Spaulding.
Orlando City SC: Pedro Gallese; Kyle Smith, Rodrigo Schlegel, Robin Jansson, João Moutinho; César Araujo, Jake Mulraney (Benji Michel 72’); Júnior Urso, Mauricio Pereyra © (Andrés Perea 79’), Facundo Torres (Tesho Akindele 90’+1); Alexandre Pato (Ercan Kara 78’).
Substitutes Not Used: Adam Grinwis, Ruan, Jhegson Méndez, Joey DeZart, Thomas Williams.
Full statistics available HERE.