Antonio Delamea goal vs. FC Cincinnati (2019, Colonial)
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Recap | Revs extend unbeaten run to 10 with 2-0 road win over FC Cincinnati

CINCINNATI – The New England Revolution (8-8-6, 30 pts.) extended the club's unbeaten streak to 10 games with a 2-0 win over FC Cincinnati (5-15-2, 17 pts.) at Nippert Stadium on Sunday evening. A ninth-minute goal from Carles Gil, assisted by Gustavo Bou, gave New England the early advantage, while Antonio Delamea’s 55th-minute goal sealed the victory on the road. New England is now 6-0-4 over its league-best 10-game unbeaten run, the longest since a club-record 11-game streak in 2005, including a 3-0-2 mark in away games. With the win, New England now moves above Toronto FC for the seventh playoff spot in the Eastern Conference race.

Carles Gil, who entered the match with a team-high six goals, scored for the seventh time this season—giving him 15 combined goals and assists on the year, after additionally providing the assist on Delamea’s goal. Newcomer Gustavo Bou earned the game-winning assist in his second MLS start, following up his game-winning goal in his debut on Wednesday.

Defender Antonio Delamea’s header past Cincinnati goalkeeper Spencer Richey in the 55th minute marks the Slovenia international’s second goal of the season and third in a Revs uniform. Cristian Penilla and Carles Gil were both credited with assists on Delamea’s goal, which moves Penilla to six assists on the season, with three coming in the team’s last two games. The backline kept its fourth clean sheet of the season, as the Revolution have conceded a league-low eight goals since the streak began on May 11. Matt Turner helped secure the scoreline with seven saves between the pipes.

New England returns to action on Saturday, July 27, when the club hosts Orlando City SC at Gillette Stadium. The contest kicks off at 7:00 p.m. ET on NBC Sports Boston. The match will also air locally on the radio on 98.5 The Sports Hub, and in Portuguese on 1260 AM Nossa Radio.

New England Revolution 2, FC Cincinnati 0
July 21, 2019 – Nippert Stadium (Cincinnati, Ohio)

Revs Defeat FC Cincinnati, 2-0

  • The Revolution defeated FC Cincinnati Sunday evening, 2-0, to improve to 8-8-6 (30 pts.) on the season and 3-4-4 away from home.
  • New England's all-time record against 2019 expansion side FC Cincinnati improves to 1-1-0, including a 1-0-0 mark on the road.

New England's Unbeaten Streak Reaches 10 Games

  • New England extended its league-best unbeaten run to 10 games with tonight's win (6-0-4), surpassing the club’s 2014 run of nine games, and nearing a franchise-best 11-game run in 2005.
  • The Revolution are also unbeaten in five straight away matches (3-0-2), its longest streak since 2014 across the regular season and playoffs.
  • New England has not lost in MLS play since May 8 at Chicago and is 7-1-4 across all competitions during that span.

Defense Resolute as Turner  Notches Eighth Career Shutout

  • Goalkeeper Matt Turner tallied his eighth career shutout in tonight’s victory in Cincinnati, as the club recorded a clean sheet for the second straight match.
  • During the 10-game unbeaten streak, the Revolution have kept three clean sheets and allowed only 0.80 goals per game.
  • The eight goals conceded since May 11 are the fewest in MLS by a margin of three ahead of the Portland Timbers and New York City FC (11).
  • Turner, a 25-year-old New Jersey native, made seven saves in the win after playing 90 minutes between the pipes. Turner also recorded the shutout in the 4-0 win over Vancouver on July 17.

Gil Scores Team-Leading Seventh Goal of Season

  • Midfielder Carles Gil scored his team-leading seventh goal of the season in the ninth minute, when he finished a ball from Gustavo Bou—the Argentine’s first MLS assist.
  • Gil, who also owns a team-best eight assists this season, has either scored or tallied an assist in the each of the team’s last four games.
  • Among all MLS newcomers in 2019, Gil’s 15 combined goals and assists are tied for second most with Nani (Orlando City), trailing only Toronto’s Alejandro Pozuelo (16).
  • In his debut MLS campaign, Gil has started all 22 of New England's regular season games and played all but three minutes.

Delamea Scores Second Career Goal with Headed Finish

  • Slovenian international and defender Antonio Delamea headed in a cross from Carles Gil in the 55th minute of tonight’s match for his second goal of the season.
  • Delamea, 28, played 90 minutes in tonight’s match and finished with a passing accuracy of 92.7 percent.

Bou Records First MLS Assist, the Game Winner

  • Argentine forward Gustavo Bou made yet another impact in just his second MLS start, providing the assist on midfielder Carles Gil’s ninth-minute strike.
  • Bou scored the game-winning goal in his MLS debut this past Wednesday and played 69 minutes tonight, while tallying two key passes in the win.

Fagundez’s Passing Perfection Leads Way in Midfield

  • Homegrown midfielder Diego Fagundez finished the first half of tonight’s match with a perfect 31-for-31 passing mark and 100 percent passing accuracy.
  • The 24-year-old led the charge in tonight’s match, finishing with a passing accuracy of 90.7 percent in 79 minutes of play.

Revolution Starting XI Sees Four Changes from July 17

  • The Revolution's starting lineup saw four changes from the club's last match on July 17 vs. Vancouver, with Diego Fagundez replacing Juan Agudelo, Edgar Castillo replacing DeJuan Jones, Cristian Penilla replacing Juan Fernando Caicedo, and Wilfried Zahibo replacing Luis Caicedo, who was suspended for tonight's match due to yellow-card accumulation.

GAME CAPSULE

Referee: Kevin Stott
Assistant Referees: Corey Rockwell (AR1), Cory Richardson (AR2)
Fourth Official: Greg Dopka
Video Assistant Referee: Ricardo Salazar
Assistant VAR: Peter Manikowski
Weather: 86° and Partly Cloudy
Attendance: 25,095

Scoring Summary:
NE – Carles Gil 7 (Gustavo Bou 1) 9'
NE – Antonio Delamea 2 (Carles Gil 8, Cristian Penilla 6) 55'

Misconduct Summary:
CIN – Allan Cruz (Yellow Card – Unsporting Behavior) 54'

New England Revolution: Matt Turner; Edgar Castillo, Antonio Delamea, Andrew Farrell, Brandon Bye; Wilfried Zahibo, Diego Fagundez (Scott Caldwell 79’), Carles Gil ©, Cristian Penilla; Teal Bunbury, Gustavo Bou (Juan Fernando Caicedo 69’)

Substitutes Not Used: Brad Knighton, Jalil Anibaba, DeJuan Jones, Justin Rennicks, Tajon Buchanan

FC Cincinnati: Spencer Richey; Alvas Powell, Nick Hagglund, Kendall Waston ©, Mathieu Deplagne (Justin Hoyte 33’); Caleb Stanko, Frankie Amaya, Leonardo Bertone (Darren Mattocks 60’); Allan Cruz, Fanendo Adi, Kekuta Manneh (Roland Lamah 78’)

Substitutes Not Used: Przemyslaw Tyton, Victor Ulloa, Emmanuel Ledesma, Rashawn Dally

FC Cincinnati

Team Statistics

New England Revolution

 (12) (7)

Shots (on Target)

13 (7)

5

Saves

7

3

Corner Kicks

6

5

Offsides

1

12

Fouls

15

358 (78%)

Passes Attempted (% Completed)

479 (84%)

43.1%

Possession

56.9%

 
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