MINNEAPOLIS, Minn. – The New England Revolution (7-6-7, 28 pts.) fell to Minnesota United FC (8-11-1, 25 pts.), 2-1, at TCF Bank Stadium on Wednesday evening. After conceding a pair of first-half goals to Minnesota's Christian Ramirez in the fifth minute and Darwin Quintero in first-half stoppage time, the Revolution couldn't overcome the deficit despite a penalty kick conversion from Diego Fagundez in the 52nd minute.
Fagundez's goal was seventh of the 2018 campaign, matching his second-highest total in a single season for his career. The midfielder also scored seven times in 2017, and set his career high of 13 in 2013. With Fagundez, Teal Bunbury, and Cristian Penilla all above the seven-goal mark, New England joins New York City FC as the only two MLS clubs with three players with at least seven tallies this season.
With five saves in tonight's match, goalkeeper Matt Turner now owns 67 stops on the season, which moves him into a tie with LAFC's Tyler Miller and Minnesota's Bobby Shuttleworth for fourth most in MLS.
New England returns to action on Saturday, July 21, when the club closes its two-match week against the New York Red Bulls at Red Bull Arena. The match kicks off at 7:00 p.m. ET on NBC Sports Boston, with Brad Feldman, Paul Mariner, and Naoko Funayama on the call. Fans may also listen on the radio in English on 98.5 The Sports Hub and in Portuguese on 1260 AM Nossa Radio.
New England Revolution 1, Minnesota United FC 2
July 18, 2018 – TCF Bank Stadium (Minneapolis, Minn.)
Revolution Fall to Minnesota, 2-1
- The Revolution fell to Minnesota United FC, 2-1, on Wednesday, bringing the club’s record to 7-6-7 (28 pts.) through 20 matches of the 2018 regular season. The Revolution are now 1-3-4 in away matches in 2018.
- New England's all-time record against Minnesota moves to 1-1-0, including an 0-1-0 mark on the road.
Fagundez Scores Seventh Goal of 2018
- Midfielder Diego Fagundez converted his first penalty kick of the season in the 52nd minute, giving him seven goals on the season.
- Fagundez now owns 48 goals for his career, which leaves him only three shy of Lee Nguyen for second most in club history.
- The Revolution join New York City FC as the only MLS clubs with three players to score at least seven goals this season (Fagundez, Bunbury, Penilla).
Bunbury Makes Milestone Start with Revolution
- Revolution forward Teal Bunbury reached a pair of milestones in tonight's contest, making his 225th career MLS appearance and 100th career start with New England.
- Since joining the Revs via trade from Sporting Kansas City in 2014, Bunbury has recorded 27 goals and 16 assists in 105 MLS regular season appearances. This season alone, the forward has started all 20 league matches and scored 10 goals—a single-season career high.
- The Minnesota native ranks 10th in club history with 27 goals, eighth in shots (214), tied for eighth in goals per 90 (0.28), and eighth in scoring percentage (12.7) entering tonight's match.
Angking Makes Debut in Match Day Roster
- Midfielder Isaac Angking made his debut in the 18-man match day roster for tonight's match.
- Angking, who signed a Homegrown Player contract with New England on Jan. 2, 2018, missed the first half of the season with a non-soccer related illness.
- A native of Providence, R.I., Angking spent more than four seasons in the Revolution Academy, where scored 28 goals and added 18 assists in 81 appearances across all age levels.
Revolution Make Four Changes to Starting XI
- Revolution Head Coach Brad Friedel made four changes to the club’s starting lineup from its most recent MLS match on July 14 vs. LA Galaxy. Defender Brandon Bye, defender Gabriel Somi, midfielder Kelyn Rowe, and midfielder Scott Caldwell replaced defender Claude Dielna, defender Antonio Delamea, midfielder Luis Caicedo, and midfielder Cristian Penilla.
- Penilla was suspended for tonight's match due to a red-card suspension, while Delamea and Caicedo were suspended for yellow card accumulation.
Referee: Jose Carlos Rivero
Assistant Referees: Eduardo Mariscal (AR1), Kyle Longville (AR2)
Fourth Official: Hilario Grajeda
VAR: Drew Fischer
Weather: 80 Degrees and Clear
MIN – Christian Ramirez 5 (Unassisted) 5'
MIN – Darwin Quintero 8 (Unassisted) 45'+1'
NE – Diego Fagundez 7 (Penalty Kick) 52'
MIN – Francisco Calvo (Yellow Card – Handball) 30'
MIN – Collen Warner (Yellow Card – Unsporting Behavior) 45'
MIN – Darwin Quintero (Yellow Card – Unsporting Behavior) 55'
NE – Jalil Anibaba (Yellow Card – Unsporting Behavior) 55'
MIN – Miguel Ibarra (Yellow Card – Time Wasting) 62'
NE – Kelyn Rowe (Yellow Card – Unsporting Behavior) 75'
NE – Krisztián Németh (Yellow Card – Unsporting Behavior) 78'
NE – Juan Agudelo (Yellow Card – Unsporting Behavior) 83'
MIN – Michael Boxall (Yellow Card – Time Wasting) 90'
New England Revolution: Matt Turner; Gabriel Somi (Claude Dielna 67'), Jalil Anibaba, Andrew Farrell, Brandon Bye; Wilfried Zahibo, Scott Caldwell © (Brian Wright 80'); Kelyn Rowe, Diego Fagundez, Juan Agudelo; Teal Bunbury (Krisztián Németh 69')
Substitutes Not Used: Brad Knighton, Nicolas Samayoa, Zachary Herivaux, Isaac Angking
Minnesota United FC: Bobby Shuttleworth; Francisco Calvo, Brent Kallman, Michael Boxall; Alexi Gomez (Maximiniano 85'), Rasmus Schuller, Collen Warner, Ibson, Miguel Ibarra; Christian Ramirez (Eric Miller 75'), Darwin Quintero (Mason Toye 90'+2')
Substitutes Not Used: Matt Lampson, Wyatt Omsberg, Collin Martin, Frantz Pagop