FOXBOROUGH, Mass. – The New England Revolution (5-9-5; 20 pts.) fell to the New York Red Bulls (8-8-2, 26 pts.), 3-2, at Gillette Stadium on Wednesday evening. New England carried a 2-1 lead into the second half, but goals from Red Bulls forwards Daniel Royer and Gonzalo Verón in the 55th and 90th minutes, respectively, propelled New York to its first win in Foxborough since 2014.
Forward Teal Bunbury and midfielder Lee Nguyen were the goal scorers for the Revolution, with Bunbury opening his 2017 account in the 21st minute and Nguyen scoring his seventh – tying Juan Agudelo for the team lead – in the 26th minute.
Midfielder Diego Fagundez catalyzed the club's attack, recording his fifth assist of the season on Bunbury's goal to move into a tie with Pat Noonan for seventh place on the club's all-time assists chart (29). Fagundez, who missed New England's last match due to a red card suspension, led the team with four shots and added two shots on target, 62 touches, and one chance created.
New England will host the Red Bulls again next Thursday, July 13, in the 2017 Lamar Hunt U.S. Open Cup Quarterfinals at Harvard University's Jordan Field. The match kicks off at 7:30 p.m. ET and will be streamed live on USSoccer.com and RevolutionSoccer.net. The Revs will then return to MLS action on Saturday, July 22 against the LA Galaxy, televised locally to Boston residents on NBC Boston and also on CSN New England, where Brad Feldman, Paul Mariner, and Naoko Funayama will have the call. Fans may also listen on the radio in English on 98.5 The Sports Hub and in Portuguese on 1570 WMVX Nossa Radio.
New England Revolution 2, New York Red Bulls 3
July 5, 2017 – Gillette Stadium (Foxborough, Mass.)
Revolution Drop Home Match to Red Bulls, 3-2
- The Revolution fell to the New York Red Bulls, 3-2, bringing New England's record to 5-9-5 (20 pts.) through the first 19 matches of the season.
- New England's record at Gillette Stadium in 2017 moves to 5-2-2. The club returns home for its next MLS match on July 22 against the LA Galaxy (NBC Boston/CSN New England).
Bunbury Opens 2017 MLS Account
- Forward Teal Bunbury registered his first MLS goal of the 2017 MLS regular season in the 11th minute of tonight's contest. Bunbury's most recent League goal prior to tonight was scored on Aug. 6, 2016 at Toronto.
- The goal was Bunbury's 30th career MLS goal, placing him alongside teammates Kei Kamara (90), Lee Nguyen (47), Juan Agudelo (39), and Diego Fagundez (38) as Revolution players to eclipse the 30-goal mark in their MLS careers.
- In his Revolution career, Bunbury has made 101 appearances, including 48 starts, and has scored 11 goals with 13 assists.
Fagundez Climbs Club's All-Time Assist Chart
- Midfielder Diego Fagundez recorded the assist on Bunbury's goal after a spectacular solo that spanned nearly the length of the pitch. The assist was his fifth of the season, just two shy of his single-season high of seven assists set in 2013.
- The assist was the 29th of Fagundez's career, moving him into a tie with Pat Noonan for seventh place on the club's all-time list.
- With his next assist, Fagundez (38 goals, 29 assists) will become the fifth player in club history with at least 30 goals and 30 assists. Fellow midfielder Lee Nguyen (47 goals, 41 assists) is the only active Revs player currently in New England's 30/30 club.
Nguyen Buries Rebound Opportunity, Tied for Team Lead in Goals
- Midfielder Lee Nguyen tallied in the 26th minute of tonight's match for his seventh goal of the 2017 MLS regular season. Nguyen joins Atlanta United FC's Miguel Almirón (8 goals, 8 assists) and LA Galaxy's Romain Alessandrini (8 goals, 7 assists) as the only MLS players with at least seven goals and seven assists this season.
- Nguyen is now tied with teammate Juan Agudelo for the team lead in goals with seven and remains the club's leader with seven helpers on the year.
- In his MLS and Revolution career, Nguyen has made 179 appearances, including 174 starts, and has scored 47 goals with 41 assists.
Revolution Make Three Changes to Starting XI
- Revolution Head Coach Jay Heaps made three changes to the club’s starting lineup from its most recent match on July 6 vs. the New York Red Bulls, with Antonio Delamea, Chris Tierney, and Antonio Delamea replacing Josh Smith, Donnie Smith, and Je-Vaughn Watson respectively.
- Midfielder Kelyn Rowe and forward Juan Agudelo were unavailable for selection in tonight's match due to the duo being called up to the United States Men's National Team.
- Defender Je-Vaughn Watson was also unavailable due to national team duty, as he is currently with Jamaica ahead of the 2017 CONCACAF Gold Cup.
- 21st minute (GOAL) – Diego Fagundez makes a run that spans nearly the entire field – an outstanding individual effort – before finding Teal Bunbury, who takes one touch and slots a grounded shot past Red Bulls goalkeeper Luis Robles (WATCH).
- 23rd minute (GOAL) – Bradley Wright-Phillips equalizes for the visitors two minutes later with a driven shot that goes bar-down (WATCH).
- 26th minute (GOAL) – Lee Nguyen puts New England back ahead, scooping up a rebound from a shot by Diego Fagundez, biding his time, and chipping Luis Robles for the game's third goal in five minutes (WATCH).
- 28th minute (CHANCE) – Kei Kamara nearly adds another goal one minute later as he unleashes a right-footed shot from the edge of the 18-yard box, but his try is punched away by Robles (WATCH).
- 55th minute (GOAL) – New York equalizes again on a successful penalty kick from Daniel Royer (WATCH).
- 89th minute (CHANCE) – Teal Bunbury nearly finds a game winner in the waning moments of the match, but Luis Robles makes a phenomenal, one-handed save and deflects the forward's chance out of bounds (WATCH).
- 90th minute (GOAL) – Gonzalo Verón scores the game-winning goal for New York (WATCH).
Referee: Silviu Petrescu
Assistant Referees: Danny Thornberry (AR1), Peter Balciunas (AR2)
Fourth Official: Jose Carlos Rivero
Weather: 76 Degrees and Clear
NE – Teal Bunbury 1 (Diego Fagundez 5) 21'
NY – Bradley Wright-Phillips 9 (Unassisted) 23'
NE – Lee Nguyen 7 (Unassisted) 26'
NY – Daniel Royer 5 (Penalty Kick) 55'
NY – Gonzalo Verón 1 (Felipe 4) 90'
NY – Daniel Royer (Yellow Card – Unsporting Behavior) 44'
NY – Sal Zizzo (Yellow Card – Unsporting Behavior) 47'
NE – Benjamin Angoua (Yellow Card – Dissent) 55'
NY – Sean Davis (Yellow Card – Delaying the restart of play) 76'
NE – Antonio Delamea (Yellow Card – Unsporting Behavior) 77'
NY – Bradley Wright-Phillips (Yellow Card – Unsporting Behavior) 78'
New England Revolution: Cody Cropper; Chris Tierney (Femi Hollinger-Janzen 80'), Antonio Delamea, Benjamin Angoua, Andrew Farrell; Gershon Koffie; Diego Fagundez, Scott Caldwell, Lee Nguyen ©, Teal Bunbury; Kei Kamara
Substitutes Not Used: Brad Knighton, London Woodberry, Donnie Smith, Josh Smith, Zachary Herivaux, Brian Wright
New York Red Bulls: Luis Robles; Damian Perrinelle, Connor Lade, Aaron Long; Sean Davis, Alex Muyl (Dan Metzger 90'+3'), Felipe, Sal Zizzo; Daniel Royer (Derrick Etienne 73'), Sacha Kljestan ©; Bradley Wright-Phillips (Gonzalo Verón 83')
Substitutes Not Used: Ryan Meara, Hassan Ndam, Arun Basuljevic, Brandon Allen