Revolution Battle for 3-3 Draw against Seattle Sounders FC
FOXBOROUGH, Mass. - The New England Revolution (9-9-7, 34 pts.) played to a 3-3 road draw with the Seattle Sounders (11-7-6; 39 pts.) before a crowd of 38,826 at CenturyLink Field on Saturday afternoon. Seattle midfielder Harry Shipp opened the scoring with a goal in the second minute. Revolution defender Michael Mancienne and forward Gustavo Bou answered with goals just eight minutes apart in the 27th and 35th minutes, respectively. Seattle would go on to score two additional goals to regain the lead, but an 87th-minute Carles Gil penalty kick goal salvaged an important point for the visitors.
With his 10th assist of the season on Mancienne's headed goal, Carles Gil became the fifth MLS player to reach double-digit assists this season. By adding his ninth goal via the game-tying penalty kick, he is one goal shy of becoming the second MLS player this season to have accrued 10 goals and 10 assists. Additionally, Bou has now scored three goals in his first five games with the team. The 29-year-old Argentina native led the side with four shots in this afternoon's draw.
New England returns to action on Saturday, Aug. 17 when the club continues its road stretch against Eastern Conference rivals New York Red Bulls at Red Bull Arena. The match kicks off at 7:00 p.m. ET on NBC Sports Boston, 98.5 The Sports Hub, and in Portuguese on 1260 AM Nossa Radio.
New England Revolution 3, Seattle Sounders FC 3
August 10, 2019 - CenturyLink Field (Seattle, Wash.)
Revs Draw Sounders on the Road, 3-3
- The Revolution played to a 3-3 draw with the Seattle Sounders on Saturday afternoon, moving the club's record to 9-9-7 (34 pts.) on the season, including a 3-4-5 record away from home.
- New England's all-time record against Seattle moves to 5-4-5, including a 1-3-3 mark in games played at CenturyLink Field.
- The Revolution now extend the club's unbeaten run against Sounders FC to four games, with the last loss in the series coming on March 8, 2015 at Seattle (3-0).
- Following Shipp's opening goal, it was the first time the Revs trailed in a road match since May 8 at Chicago Fire.
Gil Notches Team-Best 10th Assist of the Season, Converts Late Penalty
- Following his four goals and four assists in July, midfielder Carles Gil recorded his 10th assist of the 2019 MLS season after sending in a corner kick to Michael Mancienne, who then headed the ball past Sounders goalkeeper Stefan Frei.
- Gil then converted an 87th-minute penalty kick, his ninth strike of the season, to grab a late point on the road.
- With one more goal, Gil will become the second MLS player with 10 goals and 10 assists this season.
- Gil's assist makes him the fifth player to reach double-digit assists during the 2019 MLS season.
Mancienne Scores in First Appearance since May 4
- English defender Michael Mancienne scored his first MLS goal in the 27th minute of tonight's match.
- In this afternoon's match, Mancienne made his first appearance since the team's May 4 away match against the Philadelphia Union. Mancienne was sidelined for three months battling plantar fasciitis.
- The 31-year-old now has 19 MLS appearances with the Revolution after playing 90 minutes at center back in this afternoon's match. He finished with a team-high seven clearances.
Bou Scores Third Goal in Five Games
- Forward Gustavo Bou scored his third goal in just five MLS appearances in the 35th minute of this afternoon's contest.
- Defender Edgar Castillo sent in a ball to Bou, who then headed the ball into the back of the net for the Revs' second tally in just eight minutes.
Revolution Maintain Undefeated Road Mark vs. Western Conference
- With today's draw, the Revs remain undefeated against Western Conference opponents this season, amassing a record of 6-0-3 against the West.
- The club's record in away matches against the West moves to 2-0-3.
- New England has also extended its unbeaten run on the West Coast to nine games, having accrued a 2-0-7 mark in the Pacific Time Zone over its last nine visits beginning in 2016.
Revolution Starting XI Sees Three Changes from Saturday
- The Revolution's starting lineup saw three changes from the club's last match on Aug. 3 vs. LAFC, with Michael Mancienne replacing Antonio Delamea at center back, Wilfried Zahibo replacing Juan Agudelo in the midfield, and Jalil Anibaba replacing Cristian Penilla with the team's shift to five defenders in today's match.
Referee: Dave Gantar
Assistant Referees: Chris Wattam (AR1), Michael Barwegen (AR2)
Fourth Official: Kevin Broadley
Video Assistant Referee: Ricardo Salazar
Assistant Video Assistant Referee: Jeremy Hanson
Weather: 65° and Sunny
SEA - Harry Shipp 4 (Jordan Morris 3, Jordy Delem 1) 2'
NE - Michael Mancienne 1 (Carles Gil 10) 27'
NE - Gustavo Bou 3 (Edgar Castillo 4) 35'
SEA - Harry Shipp 5 (Joevin Jones 1, Nicolas Lodeiro 11) 65'
SEA - Nicolas Lodeiro 5 (Jordan Morris 4, Cristian Roldan 3) 66'
NE - Carles Gil 9 (Penalty Kick) 87'
NE - Andrew Farrell (Yellow Card - Unsporting Behavior) 46'
NE - Michael Mancienne (Yellow Card - Unsporting Behavior) 54'
SEA - Kim Kee-hee (Yellow Card - Dissent) 89'
New England Revolution: Matt Turner; Edgar Castillo (Cristian Penilla 68'), Michael Mancienne, Jalil Anibaba, Andrew Farrell, Brandon Bye (Diego Fagundez 82'); Luis Caicedo, Wilfried Zahibo, Gustavo Bou, Carles Gil ©; Teal Bunbury
Substitutes Not Used: Brad Knighton, Juan Agudelo, Scott Caldwell, Tajon Buchanan, Juan Fernando Caicedo
Seattle Sounders FC: Stefan Frei; Nouhou Tolo (Joevin Jones 59'), Xavier Arreaga, Kim Kee-hee, Saad Abdul-Salaam; Jordy Delem, Cristian Roldan, Harry Shipp (Handwalla Bwana 72'), Nicolas Lodeiro ©, Jordan Morris (Alex Roldan 85'); Raul Ruidiaz
Substitutes Not Used: Bryan Meredith, Victor Rodriguez, Justin Dhillon, Danny Leyva
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