Revolution Play Orlando City to 3-3 Draw
ORLANDO, FLA. - The New England Revolution (7-7-8, 28 pts.) played Orlando City SC to a 3-3 draw at Orlando City Stadium (7-14-2, 23 pts.) on Saturday evening. New England jumped out to an early lead with goals from Juan Agudelo and Cristian Penilla, but Orlando City pulled level with goals on either side of halftime. The Revs regained the advantage with Teal Bunbury's 11th goal of the season before Orlando secured a point with a stoppage-time equalizer.
Juan Agudelo opened the scoring in the seventh minute off a long throw in from Brandon Bye, heading it inside the near post. Cristian Penilla doubled the lead in the 18th minute, capitalizing on a turnover from Orlando City's Sacha Kljestan. Luis Caicedo forced the ball free and found Penilla, who buried his shot in the upper right corner for his ninth goal of the year.
Despite several first-half chances for the Revolution, Orlando pulled one back just before halftime with a goal from Dom Dwyer in the 45th minute. Orlando equalized in the second half with a goal off the head of Amro Tarek in the 71st minute. Substitute Teal Bunbury put New England back in front with his career-high 11th goal of the season, but Scott Sutter tallied for the home side in stoppage time to force the 3-3 draw.
New England returns to action on Saturday, Aug. 11, when the Revolution host the Philadelphia Union in the club's only home match in August. The contest kicks off at 7:30 p.m. ET on NBC Sports Boston, with Brad Feldman, Paul Mariner, and Naoko Funayama on the call. Fans may also listen on the radio in English on 98.5 The Sports Hub and in Portuguese on 1260 AM Nossa Radio.
New England Revolution 3, Orlando City SC 3
August 4, 2018 - Orlando City Stadium (Orlando, Fla.)
New England Earn Point Against Orlando City SC, 3-3
- The Revolution played Orlando City to a 3-3 draw on Saturday evening. The Revolution move to 7-7-8 (29 pts.) on the season, with a 1-4-5 record on the road.
- New England's all-time record against Orlando moves to 2-2-4.
Bunbury Tallies Team-High 11th Goal
- Forward Teal Bunbury scored his 11th goal of the season in the 76th minute to give New England a 3-2 lead. Bunbury's 11 goals lead the team and are tied for fifth most in MLS this season.
- His six game-winning goals are the second most in MLS behind Josef Martinez's eight. The club record for game-winning goals in a season is nine (Lee Nguyen, 2014).
Penilla's Ninth Goal Doubles Lead
- Forward Cristian Penilla scored following a turnover forced by midfielder Luis Caicedo in the 18th minute. Caicedo picked the pocket of Orlando's Sacha Kljestan to put Penilla one on one with the goalkeeper, who he beat to the upper right corner for his ninth goal of the season.
- With nine goals, Penilla is now tied for the 12th most among all MLS players.
- New England is now one of four MLS clubs with two nine-goal scorers - Cristian Penilla (9) and Teal Bunbury (11) - along with Chicago Fire, Houston Dynamo, and LA Galaxy.
Agudelo Scores in Seventh Minute
- Forward Juan Agudelo equaled the second-fastest goal of the club's season in the seventh minute when he headed a throw in from Brandon Bye inside the near post to put the Revs up 1-0.
- Agudelo appeared in his 175th career regular season match in tonight's contest. He now has 42 career goals and 31 as a Revolution player, including two this season.
Machado Makes MLS and Revolution Debut
- Midfielder Cristhian Machado made his MLS and Revolution debut as a substitute in the 87th minute.
- Machado signed with the Revolution on July 23 after 11 seasons in Bolivia's top division with C.D. Jorge Wilstermann.
Revolution Make Two Changes to Starting XI
- Revolution Head Coach Brad Friedel made two changes to the club's starting lineup from its most recent match on July 21 at New York Red Bulls. Midfielder Scott Caldwell and defender Brandon Bye replaced forward Teal Bunbury and defender Claude Dielna, respectively.
- Midfielder Cristhian Machado, signed by New England on July 23, made the 18-man matchday roster for the first time in his MLS career.
Referee: Hilario Grajeda
Assistant Referees: Logan Brown (AR1), Andrew Bigelow (AR2)
Fourth Official: Rosendo Mendoza
VAR: Rubiel Vazquez
Weather: 87 Degrees and Sunny
NE - Juan Agudelo (Brandon Bye) 7'
NE - Cristian Penilla (Luis Caicedo) 18'
ORL - Dom Dwyer (Tony Rocha, Yoshimar Yotún) 45'
ORL - Amro Tarek (Yoshimar Yotún) 71
NE - Teal Bunbury (Juan Agudelo) 76'
ORL - Scott Sutter (Yoshimar Yotún) 90'+3
ORL - Victor "PC" Giro (Yellow Card) 6'
NE - Brandon Bye (Yellow Card) 38'
ORL - Sacha Kljestan (Yellow Card) 39'
ORL - Dom Dwyer (Yellow Card) 90'+4
ORL - Yoshimar Yotún (Red Card - Video Review) 90'+8
New England Revolution: Matt Turner; Brandon Bye, Jalil Anibaba, Antonio Delamea, Andrew Farrell ©; Wilfried Zahibo, Luis Caicedo, Scott Caldwell (Teal Bunbury 74'); Cristian Penilla, Diego Fagundez (Cristhian Machado 87'), Juan Agudelo
Substitutes Not Used: Brad Knighton, Gabriel Somi, Zachary Herivaux, Krisztián Németh, Brian Wright
Orlando City SC: Earl Edwards, Jr.; Victor "PC" Giro (Stéfano Pinho 60'), Amro Tarek, Shane O'Neill, Scott Sutter; Cristian Higuita (Chris Mueller 70'), Tony Rocha, Mohamed El-Munir, Sacha Kljestan © (Josué Colmán 44'), Yoshimar Yotún; Dom Dwyer
Substitutes Not Used: Joe Bendik, Chris Schuler, Donny Toia, Will Johnson
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