It’s been teased for weeks, a picture of Carles Gil’s torso, the captain’s armband prominently features on the Revolution’s social media accounts. And only a weekend ago, Revolution legend Taylor Twellman mentioned the club and Gil were close to a contract extension.
On Monday morning, the club announced Gil had indeed signed a contract extension which would keep the 29-year-old Gil in Foxborough through the 2024 season.
“We are pleased Carles will continue to be a member of the Revolution in the years to come. He’s an elite player who has proven himself to be one of the best in Major League Soccer,” said Revolution sporting director and head coach Bruce Arena. “His consistency and productivity on field as well as his professionalism and leadership in the locker room are an important part of our team and he will be a key piece in helping the team compete for championships in the years to come.”
Gil came to Foxborough — technically, he joined the team in Marbella, Spain — during the 2019 preseason and quickly established himself as the playmaker the Revolution needed. In 47 matches since his arrival, Gil has scored 11 goals and has registered 20 assists in league play, along with two goals and three helpers in the MLS Cup Playoffs. He has played in every minute of New England’s 2021 fixture slate so far and ranks at the top or near the top of 13 statistical categories, per Opta.
On Saturday, Gil registered a secondary assist as well as had nine chances created in a 3-1 win over the 10-man New York Red Bulls.
“Since I arrived in Boston more than two years ago, this city has become my home and the fans and my teammates have become my family,” said Gil in a media release. “Playing for the New England Revolution has been one of the highlights of my career and it is my ultimate goal to bring an MLS Cup championship home to our supporters.”