Revolution and D.C. United Play to 2-2 Draw
WASHINGTON, D.C. - The New England Revolution (6-8-6, 24 pts.) extended the club's unbeaten streak to eight games with a 2-2 draw against D.C. United (8-5-8, 32 pts.) at Audi Field on Friday evening. First-half goals from Teal Bunbury and Carles Gil gave New England an early advantage, but D.C. responded with goals from Leonardo Jara and Quincy Amarikwa on both sides of halftime to level the score. The Revolution played the final 27 minutes with 10 men following Wilfried Zahibo's ejection for a second yellow card.
New England is now 4-0-4 over its league-best eight-game unbeaten run, including a 2-0-2 mark in away games. Bunbury has scored all four of his goals this season during the Revolution's undefeated streak. His fourth-minute tally in tonight's match is the quickest by a Revs player in 2019. Juan Fernando Caicedo, credited with the primary assist on the Revs' opening goal, now owns three assists in his debut MLS campaign - tied for second most among Revolution players. Carles Gil, who entered the match tied with Caicedo for the team lead in goals, scored for the fifth time this season-giving him 11 combined goals and assists on the year.
Tonight's result lifts the Revolution above Toronto FC for the seventh playoff spot in the Eastern Conference. It marks the first time since the first week of the regular season that New England has eclipsed the red line on the conference table.
New England returns to action on Wednesday, July 17, when the club hosts Vancouver Whitecaps FC 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, D.C. United 2
July 12, 2019 - Audi Field (Washington, D.C.)
Revs and D.C. United Play to 2-2 Draw
- The Revolution played D.C. United to a 2-2 draw on Friday night to improve to 6-8-6 (24 pts.) on the season and 2-4-4 away from home.
- New England's all-time record against D.C. improves to 27-34-14, including a 9-24-5 mark in away games.
New England's Unbeaten Streak Reaches Eight Games
- New England extended its league-best unbeaten run to eight games with tonight's draw (4-0-4), matching an eight-game run from 2015, when the club posted a 7-0-1 record between July and Sept.
- New England has not lost in MLS play since May 8 at Chicago and is 5-1-4 across all competitions during that span.
- The Revs will now look to match the club's longest unbeaten run since 2014, when it registered a nine-game undefeated streak across the regular season and playoffs leading into MLS Cup 2014.
Bunbury Stays Hot with Fourth Goal in Last Five Games
- Forward Teal Bunbury opened the scoring for tonight's contest in the 4th minute, marking his fourth goal in the Revolution's last five league games and his sixth in its last seven across all competitions.
- Bunbury's four goals since June 1 are tied for second among all MLS players, second only to Philadelphia's Kacper Przybylko's five goals.
- Bunbury's goal, which came three minutes and 24 seconds into the match, was New England's quickest of the 2019 season.
- On the season, he has registered 20 appearances, including 15 starts, with four goals and one assist.
Gil Scores Team-Leading Fifth Goal of Season
- Midfielder Carles Gil scored his team-leading fifth goal of the season in the 32nd minute, when he cleaned up a rebound from a save by D.C. United's Bill Hamid in the middle of the scoring area.
- Gil, who also owns a team-best six assists this season, ties Philadelphia's Jamiro Monteiro and Chicago's Nicolas Gaitan for third most combined goals and assist among MLS newcomers this season.
- In his debut MLS campaign, Gil has started all 20 of New England's regular season games and played all but three minutes.
Farrell Surpasses Rowe for Sixth-Most Games Played in Revs History
- Defender Andrew Farrell made his 206th career regular season appearance with the Revolution tonight, eclipsing Kelyn Rowe for sixth most in team history.
- Since Farrell entered the league, he leads all MLS outfield players in games started (204) and minutes played (18,168), and also ranks second in games played (206).
Revolution Starting XI Sees One Change from July 4
- The Revolution's starting lineup saw one change from club's last match on July 4 at Colorado, with Jalil Anibaba replacing Antonio Delamea, who was suspended for tonight's match due to yellow-card accumulation.
Referee: Ted Unkel
Assistant Referees: Philippe Briere (AR1), Brian Poeschel (AR2)
Fourth Official: Lorant Varga
Video Assistant Referee: Sorin Stoica
Weather: 89° and Clear
NE - Teal Bunbury 4 (Juan Fernando Caicedo 3, Jalil Anibaba 2) 4'
NE - Carles Gil 5 (Unassisted) 32'
DC - Leonardo Jara 1 (Paul Arriola 1) 43'
DC - Quincy Amarikwa 1 (Wayne Rooney 6) 86'
NE - Juan Fernando Caicedo (Yellow Card - Unsporting Behavior) 23'
DC - Leonardo Jara (Yellow Card - Dissent) 37'
DC - Paul Arriola (Yellow Card - Unsporting Behavior) 40'
NE - Wilfried Zahibo (Yellow Card - Unsporting Behavior) 49'
NE - Wilfried Zahibo (Red Card - Unsporting Behavior) 63'
DC - Steve Birnbaum (Yellow Card - Persistent Infringement) 67'
NE - Luis Caicedo (Yellow Card - Unsporting Behavior) 81'
NE - Matt Turner (Yellow Card - Time Wasting) 83'
New England Revolution: Matt Turner; Edgar Castillo, Jalil Anibaba, Andrew Farrell, Brandon Bye; Luis Caicedo, Wilfried Zahibo; Juan Agudelo (Scott Caldwell 78'), Carles Gil © (Diego Fagundez 90'+1'), Teal Bunbury; Juan Fernando Caicedo (DeJuan Jones 61')
Substitutes Not Used: Brad Knighton, Cristian Penilla, Justin Rennicks, Tajon Buchanan
D.C. United: Bill Hamid; Steve Birnbaum, Frédéric Brillant (Ulises Segura 78'), Donovan Pines; Joseph Mora (Quincy Amarikwa 82'), Lucas Rodriguez, Junior Moreno, Russell Canouse, Paul Arriola; Wayne Rooney
Substitutes Not Used: Chris Seitz, Marquinhos Pedroso, Jalen Robinson, Chris Durkin, Griffin Yow
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