NEW YORK – The New England Revolution (8-11-5; 29 pts.) fell to New York City FC (14-7-4; 46 pts.), 2-1, at Yankee Stadium on Sunday evening. Forward Teal Bunbury scored the Revolution's lone goal in the 57th minute, converting a rebound opportunity inside the six-yard box. New York City FC responded with an equalizer off the left foot of David Villa in the 70th minute, and the game-winning strike recorded by Jonathan Lewis in the fourth minute of second-half stoppage time.
Bunbury now has five goals in New England's last six games to set a single-season Revolution high, topping his previous mark of four goals scored in 2014 and 2015. Defender Claude Dielna made his MLS/Revolution debut, playing all 90 minutes at center back next to Antonio Delamea.
New England returns to action next Saturday, August 26, when it travels to play D.C. United at RFK Stadium for the clubs' second and final meeting this season. The match kicks off at 7:00 p.m. ET and will be broadcast locally on CSN New England, where Brad Feldman and Paul Mariner will be on 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 1, New York City FC 2
August 20, 2017 – Yankee Stadium (New York, N.Y.)
Revolution Fall to New York City FC, 2-1
- The Revolution fell to New York City FC, 2-1, on Sunday night to bring the club’s record to 8-11-5 (29 pts.) through the first 24 matches of the season.
- New England's all-time record against New York City moves to 3-3-2, including a 1-2-2 mark at Yankee Stadium.
Bunbury's Fine Form Continues; Registers Fifth Goal of Season
- After a scoreless first half, forward Teal Bunbury recorded his fifth goal of the season in the 57th minute of tonight's contest. The goal is Bunbury's fifth in New England's last six games.
- Bunbury's five goals this season is a new single-season Revolution high for the forward, topping his previous mark of four goals scored in 2014 and 2015.
Dielna Makes MLS/Revolution Debut
- Defender Claude Dielna made his MLS/Revolution debut in tonight's match. The center back played the full 90 minutes alongside Antonio Delamea, recording two successful tackles, two clearances, and one interception in the match.
- Dielna was signed by the Revolution as a Designated Player on July 28 following 10 professional seasons in England, Romania, Slovakia, and France.
Fagundez Makes 175th Career MLS Appearance
- Midfielder Diego Fagundez made the 175th appearance of his MLS career in tonight's match becoming the eighth player in club history to reach that mark and surpassing Taylor Twellman on the club's all-time appearances list.
- Fagundez replaced midfielder Xavier Kouassi in the 70th minute of the match, and recorded one shot in 20 minutes played.
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 MLS match on August 12 vs. Vancouver, as forward Juan Agudelo, defender Claude Dielna, and midfielder Xavier Kouassi replaced midfielder Diego Fagundez, midfielder Lee Nguyen, and defender Je-Vaughn Watson.
- Midfielder Xavier Kouassi wore the captain's armband for the New England Revolution in tonight's match, marking the first time a player other than midfielder Lee Nguyen has served as captain.
- Defender Donnie Smith and forward Brian Wright were both unavailable for selection as they complete loan stints with the Charlotte Independence (USL) and Tulsa Roughnecks (USL) respectively.
Referee: Mark Geiger
Assistant Referees: Matthew Nelson (AR1), Claudiu Badea (AR2)
Fourth Official: Jorge Gonzalez
VAR: Dave Gantar
Weather: 83 Degrees and Clear
NE – Teal Bunbury 5 (Unassisted) 57'
NYC – David Villa 19 (Unassisted) 77'
NYC – Jonathan Lewis 2 (Ben Sweat 6, David Villa 8) 90'+4'
NE – Benjamin Angoua (Yellow Card – Unsporting Behavior) 53'
NYC – Frederic Brillant (Yellow Card – Handball) 59'
NYC – RJ Allen (Yellow Card – Unsporting Behavior) 75'
NYC – Yangel Herrera (Yellow Card – Unsporting Behavior) 89'
New England Revolution: Cody Cropper; Andrew Farrell, Claude Dielna, Antonio Delamea, Benjamin Angoua (Scott Caldwell 61'); Xavier Kouassi © (Diego Fagundez 70'); Juan Agudelo, Gershon Koffie, Kelyn Rowe, Teal Bunbury (London Woodberry 85'); Kei Kamara
Substitutes Not Used: Brad Knighton, Chris Tierney, Lee Nguyen, Femi Hollinger-Janzen
New York City FC: Sean Johnson; Ben Sweat, Alexander Callens, Frederic Brillant, RJ Allen; Rodney Wallace (Jonathan Lewis 85'), Mikey Lopez (Sean Okoli 76'), Yangel Herrera; Maximiliano Morález, David Villa ©, Jack Harrison (Khiry Shelton 61')
Substitutes Not Used: Eirik Johansen, Andrea Pirlo, Kwame Awuah, Thomas McNamara