Revolution Draw Montreal Impact in Saturday Matinee, 0-0
FOXBOROUGH, Mass. - The New England Revolution (3-8-3, 12 pts.) drew the Montreal Impact, 0-0, before a crowd of 15,559 at Stade Saputo in the teams' Saturday matinee. In Interim Head Coach Mike Lapper's second game in charge, the Revolution grabbed an important road point before next week's home meeting with D.C. United on Saturday, May 25.
The Revolution defense earned the team's first shutout of the season in the scoreless draw, allowing a season-low two shots on target in the process. Defender Jalil Anibaba prevented a 33rd-minute Montreal goal with a goal-line clearance, and his seven clearances on the day were vital in the Revs' performance. Defenders Brandon Bye (9) and Andrew Farrell (6) also anchored the defense with multiple clearances to prevent Montreal from setting up on the attack.
Farrell's 90-minute outing in central defense marked the 200th regular season appearance of his MLS career, all coming with New England. He becomes the eighth Revolution player to reach the 200-game milestone, and leads all MLS outfield players in games started (198) and minutes played (17,628) since entering the league as the first-overall pick in the 2013 MLS SuperDraft.
New England returns to action on Saturday, May 25, when the club hosts Eastern Conference leaders D.C. United on Star Wars Night at Gillette Stadium. That match kicks off at 7:30 p.m. ET on NBC Sports Boston, 98.5 The Sports Hub, and in Portuguese on 1260 AM Nossa Radio.
New England Revolution 0, Montreal Impact 0
May 18, 2019 - Stade Saputo (Montreal, Quebec, Canada)
Revs Draw Montreal Impact, 0-0
- The Revolution drew the Montreal Impact, 0-0, on Saturday, improving the club's record to 3-8-3 (12 pts.) through 14 games of the 2019 MLS season.
New England's all-time record against the Impact moves to 9-9-3, including a 4-5-2 mark in games played in Montreal.
Farrell Registers 200th Career MLS Regular Season Appearance; All 200 with Revs
Defender Andrew Farrell made his 200th MLS regular season appearance in this afternoon's match in Montreal, all coming with New England.
Farrell becomes the eighth player to play in 200 matches in a Revs uniform. The former University of Louisville standout has been one of the league's most reliable players throughout his career, leading all MLS outfield players in minutes (17,628) and games started (198), and ranking third in games played (200), since he entered the league as the first-overall pick in the 2013 MLS SuperDraft.
Turner Records Sixth Career Shutout in 30th Career Start
Goalkeeper Matt Turner earned his sixth career shutout in his third consecutive start in net and totaled one save on the afternoon.
Today's match marked Turner's 30th career start since joining the Revolution in 2016. The 24-year-old holds a career goals-against average of 1.66.
Gil Leads Charge in the Midfield
Midfielder Carles Gil led the way in the Revolution midfield in today's test with a passing accuracy of 83.3 percent and eight total crosses. He led the team with 31 total passes in Montreal's half.
The Valencia, Spain native registered two shots (one on target) in today's match, while taking three corners in the draw.
Revolution Starting XI Sees No Changes
- The Revolution's starting lineup saw no changes from the team's 3-1 win over San Jose on Saturday, May 11.
- Today's match marked the team's second under Interim Head Coach Mike Lapper, who was appointed to the position on Thursday, May 9 until Sporting Director and Head Coach Bruce Arena takes over the bench.
Referee: Ramy Touchan
Assistant Referees: Gianni Facchini (AR1), Logan Brown (AR2)
Fourth Official: Fotis Bazakos
VAR: Jorge Gonzalez
Assistant VAR: Robert Schaap
Weather: 56° and Cloudy
NE - Luis Caicedo (Yellow Card - Unsporting Behavior) 21'
NE - Andrew Farrell (Yellow Card - Unsporting Behavior) 56'
NE - Juan Agudelo (Yellow Card - Dissent) 66'
MTL - Ignacio Piatti (Yellow Card - Unsporting Behavior) 79'
MTL - Shamit Shome (Yellow Card - Unsporting Behavior) 82'
MTL - Zachary Brault-Guillard (Yellow Card - Unsporting Behavior) 89'
MTL - Samuel Piette (Yellow Card - Unsporting Behavior) 90'+5
New England Revolution: Matt Turner; Edgar Castillo (DeJuan Jones 35'), Jalil Anibaba, Andrew Farrell, Brandon Bye; Luis Caicedo; Cristian Penilla, Diego Fagundez (Tajon Buchanan 60'), Juan Agudelo; Carles Gil ©, Teal Bunbury (Wilfried Zahibo 90')
Substitutes Not Used: Brad Knighton, Scott Caldwell, Antonio Delamea, Juan Fernando Caicedo
Montreal Impact: Evan Bush; Jukka Raitala, Zachary Brault-Guillard, Zakario Diallo, Daniel Lovitz; Samuel Piette ©, Saphir Taïder, Shamit Shome, Mathieu Choinière (Ignacio Piatti 66'); Orji Okwonkwo (Anthony Jackson-Hamel 74'), Maximiliano Urruti
Substitutes Not Used: Clément Diop, Daniel Kinumbe, Ken Krolicki, Micheal Azira, Rudy Camacho
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