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10-Man Revolution Fall to Philadelphia Union, 3-0

May 18, 2024 - Major League Soccer (MLS)
New England Revolution News Release

FOXBOROUGH, Mass. - The New England Revolution (2-9-1; 7 pts.) fell, 3-0, to the Philadelphia Union (4-4-5, 17 pts.) on Saturday night in front of 34,947 fans at Gillette Stadium. An early red card to Ryan Spaulding in the 14 th minute forced New England to play with 10 men for the final 76 minutes of the match. The Revolution battled through the one-man disadvantage to create several scoring chances, but it was Philadelphia who broke the deadlock in the 38 th minute and extended the lead with two second-half goals.

After starting the match on the front foot, New England was reduced to 10 men in the 14 th minute when Spaulding was shown a red card for bringing down Philadelphia's Mikael Uhre from behind, a foul the referee deemed denial of an obvious goal-scoring opportunity. The Revolution continued to apply pressure despite the setback, though Philadelphia finally took advantage in the 38 th minute when Julian Carranza headed home a cross from Jack McGlynn. Dániel Gazdag added to the Union lead on the other side of halftime with goals in the 47 th and 80 th minutes.

In tonight's match, Revolution forward Dylan Borrero started for the first time this season as he made his fourth appearance back from injury. The young Colombian's best chance came in first half stoppage time, receiving a pass in behind before being denied from a narrow angle by Union goalkeeper Oliver Semmle. Defender DeJuan Jones made his first appearance as a second-half substitute after missing the last four matches. Fellow outside back Nick Lima suited up for his 175 th MLS start on Saturday. In net for New England, Aljaž Ivačič recorded seven saves in his home debut for the club.

New England is back at home next Saturday, May 25 against New York City FC at Gillette Stadium. The 7:30 p.m. ET match airs live on MLS Season Pass on the Apple TV app in English and Spanish. Listen to the Revolution's local radio calls on 98.5 The Sports Hub HD2 (WBZ-FM), with Brad Feldman and Charlie Davies, and on 1260 AM "Nossa Radio USA" in Portuguese.


Dylan Borrero made his first start oof the season and his fourth appearance, logging one shot on target in his 50-minute shift.

Aljaž Ivačič made seven saves in his home debut for New England in his third straight start since signing with the club in April.

DeJuan Jones entered the match in the 50 th minute, marking his return to action after missing the last four matches with a hamstring injury.

Giacomo Vrioni led the team with four shots, including two on target.

Esmir Bajraktarević earned his seventh start of the season, an MLS career high.


New England Revolution 0 vs. Philadelphia Union 3

May 18, 2024 - Gillette Stadium (Foxborough, Mass.)

Referee: Filip Dujic

Assistant Referee: Diego Blas (AR1); Felisha Mariscal (AR2)

Fourth Official: Calin Radosav

Video Assistant Referee: Chris Penso

Assistant Video Assistant Referee: Joshua Patlak

Weather: 55 degrees and showers

Attendance: 34,947

Scoring Summary:

PHI - Julian Carranza 6 (Jack McGlynn 4) 38'

PHI - Dániel Gazdag 8 (Unassisted) 47'

PHI - Dániel Gazdag 9 (Unassisted) 80'

Misconduct Summary:

NE - Ryan Spaulding (Red Card - Professional Foul Last Man) 14'

NE - Henry Kessler (Yellow Card - Tactical Foul) 17'

PHI - Nathan Harriel (Yellow Card - Tactical Foul) 30'

NE - Caleb Porter (Yellow Card - Dissent) 50'

NE - Xavier Arreaga (Yellow Card - Hard Foul) 85'

New England Revolution: Aljaž Ivačič; Ryan Spaulding, Xavier Arreaga, Henry Kessler, Nick Lima (Andrew Farrell 83'); Mark-Anthony Kaye (Ian Harkes 63'), Matt Polster (Noel Buck 83'); Dylan Borrero (DeJuan Jones 50'), Carles Gil ©, Esmir Bajraktarević (Emmanuel Boateng 63'); Giacomo Vrioni.

Substitutes Not Used: Henrich Ravas, Dave Romney, Jonathan Mensah, Bobby Wood.

Philadelphia Union: Oliver Semmle; Jack Elliott, Jakob Glesnes, Nathan Harriel (Olivier Mbaizo 67'), Kai Wagner; Jose Martinez (Jack McGlynn 28'), Daniel Gazdag (Jeremy Rafanello 89'), Alejandro Bedoya, Leon Flach; Mikael Uhre (Quinn Sullivan 67'), Julian Carranza (Tai Baribo 89').

Substitutes Not Used: Andrew Rick, Olwethu Makhanya, Chris Donvan, Jesus Bueno.

New England Revolution

Team Statistics

Philadelphia Union

9 (5)

Shots (on Target)

20 (10)


Blocked Shots






Corner Kicks









Expected Goals (xG)


313 (81.2%)

Passes Attempted (% Completed)

441 (88.2%)


Possession (%)


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