Matt Polster vs. New York Red Bulls (2020, Original)
David Silverman

Recap | Revs extend unbeaten run to seven games with 1-1 draw vs. New York Red Bulls

FOXBOROUGH, Mass. – The New England Revolution (2-1-5, 11 pts.) and the New York Red Bulls played to a 1-1 draw at Gillette Stadium on Saturday evening. New York’s Omir Fernandez opened the scoring for the visitors in the 35th minute, but New England responded six minutes later when Cristian Penilla played a ball over the top to Teal Bunbury, who set Gustavo Bou up for a tap-in goal. With the draw, the Revolution’s unbeaten streak reaches seven games.

Bou’s goal marks his third of the year, which is most among Revolution players through the season’s first eight games. He now owns 12 goals through 22 career MLS games dating back to his debut in July 2019. Bunbury and Penilla recorded their first and second assists on the season, respectively, on Bou’s goal.

In net, goalkeeper Matt Turner registered three saves. New England has conceded multiple goals in league play only once this season – the season opener on Feb. 29 at Montreal. The team’s six goals conceded are fifth fewest in MLS, and the second fewest among teams that have played eight games.

Recently-acquired midfielder Tommy McNamara made his Revolution debut as a substitute in the 73rd minute. He recorded one shot and 12 touches in his first 17 minutes of action with New England. Forward Kekuta Manneh, also acquired by the club on Aug. 17, was available in the team’s matchday squad for the first time but did not play.

New England returns to action on Wednesday, Sept. 2, when the club hosts New York City FC at Gillette Stadium. The match kicks off at 8:00 p.m. ET on NBC Sports Boston, 98.5 The Sports Hub, and in Portuguese on WBIX 1260 AM Nossa Radio USA.

New England Revolution 1, New York Red Bulls, 1
August 29, 2020 – Gillette Stadium (Foxborough, Mass.)

Revolution Extend Unbeaten Streak to Seven Regular-Season Matches

  • The Revolution (2-1-5, 11 pts.) drew the New York Red Bulls (3-3-2, 11 pts.), 1-1, at Gillette Stadium on Saturday evening.
  • With the draw, New England extended its unbeaten streak to seven regular-season matches, with the club’s last defeat dating back to a 2-1 loss at Montreal in the season opener on Feb. 29.
  • The Revolution have only trailed for 16 minutes in the 2020 season and have been behind in only two regular-season contests this season. .
  • Assistant Coach Richie Williams improved his MLS head coaching record with New England moves to 1-0-2. Williams served as the head coach for New England in place of Bruce Arena, who served the third and final game of a three-game suspension due to a red card issued following the club’s July 25 match vs. Philadelphia in the MLS is Back Tournament.

Bou Extends League Lead in Shots

  • Revolution forward Gustavo Bou maintained his place as the MLS leader in shots taken this season, adding four more to his tally for 34 on the season.
  • Two of Bou’s four shots were on target, including one that found the back of the net in the 42nd minute.
  • His third goal puts him into sole possession of the team’s scoring lead with three goals on the season.

McNamara Makes Revolution Debut

  • Midfielder Tommy McNamara made his first appearance as a member of the New England Revolution on Saturday, coming on as a second half substitute in place of Adam Buksa.
  • McNamara saw 17 minutes of action and completed eight of his nine passes while registering a shot attempt and two possessions gained.

Kessler Sets Season-High in Touches

  • Rookie defender Henry Kessler set a team high with 109 touches on the night while completing 75 of his 96 passes for the game.
  • His 109 touches are not only a career high, but the most by any Revolution player this season.

Revolution Make One Change to Starting Lineup

  • The Revolution made a single change to the starting lineup, rotating Diego Fagundez in for Kelyn Rowe at center midfield.
  • Fagundez made his 182nd career start, putting him three shy of matching Lee Nguyen for seventh most starts in Revolution history.
  • Rookie defender Henry Kessler, who has appeared in each match this season, recorded his third consecutive 90-minute performance and his fifth appearance on the Starting XI.

GAME CAPSULE

Referee: Jair Marrufo
Assistant Referees: Gjovalin Bori, Kathryn Nesbitt
Fourth Official: Marcos DeOliveira
Assistant Video Referee: Katja Koroleva
Weather: 73 degrees and mostly cloudy
Attendance: N/A

Scoring Summary:
NY – Omir Fernandez (Ben Mines) 35’
NE – Gustavo Bou (Teal Bunbury, Cristian Penilla) 42’

Misconduct Summary:
NY – Tim Parker (Red Card- Serious Foul) 90'+2

New England Revolution: Matt Turner; Alexander Büttner (DeJuan Jones 84’), Andrew Farrell, Henry Kessler, Brandon Bye; Matt Polster (Kelyn Rowe 73’), Diego Fagundez (Tajon Buchanan 88’), Gustavo Bou; Teal Bunbury, Cristian Penilla, Adam Buksa (Tommy McNamara 73’).

Substitutes Not Used: Brad Knighton, Antonio Delamea, Michael Mancienne, Kekuta Manneh, Justin Rennicks.

New York Red Bulls: Ryan Meara; Patrick Seagrist (Kyle Duncan 66’), Amro Tarek, Tim Parker, Mandela Egbo (Jared Stroud 80’); Ben Mines (Aaron Long 74’), Florian Valot (Marc Rzatkowski 66’), Cristian Cásseres Jr., Omir Fernandez; Tom Barlow (Mathias Jørgensen 66’), Kaku.

Substitutes Not Used: David Jensen, Brian White, Sean Nealis, Sean Davis.

New England Revolution

Team Statistics

New York Red Bulls

14 (5)

Shots (on Target)

8 (4)

3

Saves

4

6

Corner Kicks

7

4

Offsides

1

9

Fouls

7

514 (78.0%)

Passes Attempted (% Completed)

328 (63.7%)

60.9%

Possession

39.1%

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