Revolution Fall to Toronto FC, 3-2
TORONTO - The New England Revolution (0-2-1, 1 pt.) fell to Toronto FC (2-0-0, 6 pts.), 2-3, at BMO Field on Sunday evening. Newcomer Carles Gil scored twice for the Revolution, first converting a penalty kick in the ninth minute before slotting a left-footed shot inside of the far post in the 52nd minute. Ayo Akinola, Jordan Hamilton, and Jozy Altidore were the goal scorers for Toronto, tallying in the 14th, 45th, and 80th minutes, respectively.
Gil now owns three goals in his debut MLS campaign, having also scored in the Revolution's season opener against FC Dallas. The Spaniard's three tallies are tied with five other players for most in MLS, and his three away goals are tied with Montreal's Ignacio Piatti for most in the league. Forward Teal Bunbury drew that foul that led to Gil's penalty kick, and paced the team in fouls won with four.
Forward Juan Fernando Caicedo, who missed New England's first two matches with a muscular injury, made his MLS debut as a substitute in the 84th minute. The Revolution acquired Caicedo from Colombian side Independiente Medellín using Targeted Allocation Money in December.
New England returns to action next Sunday, March 24, when it hosts expansion side FC Cincinnati at Gillette Stadium in the clubs' first ever matchup. The match kicks off at 4:00 p.m. ET on NBC Sports Boston, 98.5 The Sports Hub, and in Portuguese on 1260 AM Nossa Radio.
New England Revolution 2, Toronto FC 3
March 17, 2019 - BMO Field (Toronto, Ontario)
Revs Fall to Toronto FC, 2-3
- The Revolution fell to Toronto FC, 2-3, on Sunday, setting the club's record at 0-2-1 (1 pt.) through three games of the 2019 MLS season.
New England's all-time record against the Reds moves to 13-8-9, including a 3-6-5 mark in regular season matches played in Toronto.
Gil Records First Career Brace
- Midfielder Carles Gil submitted the first brace of his professional career in tonight's match. Gil converted a penalty kick in the ninth minute, before a left-footed finish in the 52nd minute.
- Over 90 minutes, Gil registered three shots on target, 88 touches, and one chance created.
The Spaniard now owns three goals in his debut season with the Revolution, which is tied with Wayne Rooney, Jordan Morris, Raul Ruidiaz, Ignacio Piatti, and Memo Rodriguez for most among all MLS players through three weeks. Gil, who scored his first goal on March 2 at FC Dallas, is also tied with Piatti for most away goals in MLS.
Gil becomes the first Revolution player to register a brace since Cristian Penilla on May 12, 2018 vs. Toronto.
Caicedo Makes MLS, Revolution Debut as Second-Half Substitute
- Forward Juan Fernando Caicedo made his MLS debut when he replaced Luis Caicedo as a substitute in the 84th minute.
- The Revolution acquired the Colombian forward on loan from Independiente Medellín on Dec. 20, 2018 using Targeted Allocation Money. Caicedo, 29, owns 89 career goals in nearly 300 appearances across all competitions through nine professional seasons in the top divisions of Colombia and Argentina.
- Caicedo missed the Revolution's first two matches with a muscular injury.
Delamea Makes 50th Career Appearance with New England
- Defender Antonio Delamea made his 50th career appearance - all starts - with the Revolution in tonight's match.
- Since joining New England ahead of the 2017 season from Slovenia's top-flight PrvaLiga, he has recorded 4,243 minutes played with one goal and two assists.
- In 2017, Delamea was voted the Revolution's JetBlue Team MVP and Defender of the Year.
Revolution Starting XI Sees Two Changes
- The Revolution's starting lineup saw two changes from last weekend's match vs. Columbus, as Diego Fagundez and Luis Caicedo replaced Cristian Penilla and Juan Agudelo.
- Defender Andrew Farrell and forward Juan Fernando Caicedo made the bench for tonight's contest after missing each of the team's first two games with injuries.
Referee: Ted Unkel
Assistant Referees: Adam Wienckowski (AR1), Gianni Facchini (AR2)
Fourth Official: Baldomero Toledo
VAR: Geoff Gamble
Weather: 34° and Clear
NE - Carles Gil 2 (Penalty Kick) 9'
TOR - Ayo Akinola 1 (Jay Chapman 1) 15'
TOR - Jordan Hamilton 1 (Jay Chapman 2, Ayo Akinola 1) 45'
NE - Carles Gil 3 (Unassisted) 52'
TOR - Jozy Altidore 1 (Justin Morrow 1, Michael Bradley 1) 80'
NE - Carles Gil (Yellow Card - Dissent) 45'+2'
NE - Antonio Delamea (Yellow Card - Persistent Infringement) 49'
NE - Wilfried Zahibo (Yellow Card - Unsporting Behavior) 60'
TOR - Ayo Akinola (Yellow Card - Extra flag to checker) 79'
New England Revolution: Brad Knighton; Edgar Castillo, Michael Mancienne ©, Antonio Delamea, Brandon Bye; Wilfried Zahibo, Scott Caldwell (Cristian Penilla 84'), Luis Caicedo (Juan Fernando Caicedo 84'); Carles Gil; Diego Fagundez (Juan Agudelo 70'), Teal Bunbury
Substitutes Not Used: Cody Cropper, Jalil Anibaba, Andrew Farrell, Justin Rennicks
Toronto FC: Alex Bono; Justin Morrow, Chris Mavinga, Drew Moor, Auro; Nick DeLeon, Michael Bradley ©, Jonathan Osorio, Jay Chapman (Laurent Ciman 58'); Jordan Hamilton (Jozy Altidore 68'), Ayo Akinola (Terrence Boyd 86')
Substitutes Not Used: Quentin Westberg, Ashtone Morgan, Eriq Zavaleta, Liam Fraser
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